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Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre

76 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 300 1088
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What a great surprise!

My wife and I really only found out about the Alexander Bar when caught in the rain. But it was... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
TheNewMichaelLewis
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Best bar around

Rebecca is absolutely amazing! Drinks are fantastic and food is delicious. Must stop by if you can!!

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Ashley K
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Crofton, Maryland, United States
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Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre is Cape Town's buzzing conversation bar. It's filled with old-world charm and innovative touches like old fashioned phones which you can use to order a drink or to chat up people at other tables. Upstairs there's a 40 seater theatre which is Cape Town's busiest stage with more than 10 performances per week - check the website and get discounted ticket prices if you book online. The kitchen serves great light meals til midnight and keep an eye out for fabulous daily specials.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Apr 21, 2018
“What a great surprise!”
Apr 20, 2018
“Best bar around”
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76 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My wife and I really only found out about the Alexander Bar when caught in the rain. But it was really cool! We felt so at home, people were super friendly and the food was good and affordable. We will go back.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Rebecca is absolutely amazing! Drinks are fantastic and food is delicious. Must stop by if you can!!

Thank Ashley K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We popped in for a drink before going to dinner. It's a nice nice bar - very much like an old English pub. Interested to see that it is also a theatre, would like to try that some time!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nice old-fashioned bar with retro telephones on the tables with which you can call other tables. The small theatre space upstairs worked well for the musical production we were a part of. If you're in town, this is a nice spot to stop in for...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have watched some excellent shows at this small theatre. Shows are overall of a high quality and they change often, so there is a lot of variety. Most nights there is a show at 7 pm and 9 pm. The bar has a good...More

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Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you spacerockette for your lovely words, we're delighted that you enjoy what we offer.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This was a great find arranged by a friend. Good ambiance here. Attentive service and tasty bites to eat. The show was a cosy intimate affair very eloquently performed.We retreated for coffee only to be advised that there were seats available for the next show.What...More

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Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Excellent, glad you enjoyed the whole experience and hope to make you a regular. Thanks for taking the time to review.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Nice place to grab a drink among st theatre and artsy crowds. Food was ok, vibe was good! Will come back again

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

A small lively bar with an eclectic English pub feel. Mostly young professional/arty crowd. Had great service from friendly bar staff and enjoyed the excellent nibbles. Can be loud and animated. Upstairs Theatre is small and ideally suited to connecting with the performance. Looking forward...More

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Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you Jane for your kind and thoughtful words, we're delighted you had a good time and took the effort to review. All the best Nicholas

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Went there for a show. Can't say anything about the food as I didn't eat there. The service behind the bar was woeful. Ordered a drink with the maitre D'. However the barwoman forgot to inform her that she had poured the drink and left...More

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Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi there, I'm distraught to hear this and so sorry you had a bad experience. Would you mind telling me which night you came and roughly what time? Kind regards Nicholas

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

At the lively and quite urban downstairs bar you wouldn't expect a fully fledged little theatre upstairs. We attended the all black - writer, director, actor - performance The Champion and were stunned by the dramatic story of a sad life ending in violence and...More

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