Casual


Orphanage

Cape Town-City-Center

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

While we're not entirely convinced by the name, this new speakeasy style bar is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the Bree Street scene.

While we’re not entirely convinced by the name, this new speakeasy style bar is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the Bree Street scene. This is a smart stylish space, a world away from the raucous night spots of Long Street, with the focus firmly on quality cocktails and craft beer. The space is decorated with vintage keys (it’s their logo) and lots of dark wood. There are apothecary-style drawers and the bartenders wear dapper bowler hats. Inspired by the growing trend for bars in London and New York which are literate in the rich history of the cocktail, they make their own infusions and all their creations are creatively presented. The Jammy Dodger, a mix of tequila, orange-ginger jam and lime, is sweet yet potent, while the More Tea Vicar comes with a cube of roobois lemon jelly and is served in a pretty china teacup. The Oliver’s Twist blends chamomile-infused vermouth with apricot liqueur and orange and the Daddy Warbucks (I’m sensing a theme with these names) blends spiced rum, lime, almond and rose water syrup. There’s bottle service available if you’re out to make a night of it and a selection of cheeses, charcuterie and mezze plates if you’re hungry. Their signature Dirty Marys comes in customised soup cans and are half price on Sundays if you’re in need of a weekend pick-me-up.