We're a speak-easy in a secret courtyard,

hidden behind a chocolate shop

The Gin Bar is one of the country's only true speak-easy's, hidden in a secret mediterranean-style courtyard,

and entered through Honest Chocolate Cafe

The myriad indigenous botanicals found in South Africa have inspired an explosion in distillers producing local gin. With over 70 on our menu, you are guaranteed to experience new and interesting flavours, unique to South Africa.  We also have beer on tap, a selection on wines, and other spirits available.


The Secret Courtyard

Our charming, cozy courtyard is filled with history and character, and is reminiscent of something you would find in Italy, Spain or Greece.


The courtyard is sheltered from the South Easter in summer,  and at night when the string lights come on,  you wont find anything more romantic in the city.

Please note: Seating in the courtyard is on a first come, first serve basis - unfortunately no reservations.

Exclusive Gin Tastings in our Bar.

Join us for a delicious and educational gin tasting in the our bar, filled

with history and character.

You will have the bar exclusively for your group. Consist of 3 local gins, with

a tonic and their paired garnishes.  

Led by friendly and knowledgeable staff, the gin tastings are for a minimum of

6 people and need to be reserved in advance. Maximum 12 people.

Advance Payment required, T&C's apply - 24hr cancellation.

Tasting Times: 3pm and 4pm, Thursday - Saturday.

Cost: R210 per person


Contact: 071 241 2277

General enquiries:  hello@theginbar.co.za

Gin Bar Trading Times:

Monday-Thursdays: 5pm-9:30pm

Fridays - Saturdays: 3pm-9:30pm

MCC Room Trading Times:

Wednesday-Saturdays: 5pm-9:30pm

64A Wale Street, Cape Town

(Enter through Honest Chocolate Cafe)