May 11, 2018
Housed in the trendy Grand Daddy Hotel, Daddy Cool is unashamedly over the top. Its golden bar has acres of white leather and treasures in jewellery boxes are to be found artfully placed here and there, making this Aladdin’s cave of a bar is the perfect place for a decadent glass of champagne or a louche cocktail or two. The bar staff evidently know their stuff, and get nine out of ten for artistic merit with the cocktail shaker. There’s live music in the week (much of it very good) and DJ’s at the weekend playing loungey house tunes. Well-heeled Capetonians and tourists form the bulk of the clientele, and the atmosphere here is generally one of laid-back cool; if you ever wanted a definition of ‘bling,’ you’ll undoubtedly find here.