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Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre

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Address: 76 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 300 1088
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre is Cape Town's buzzing conversation bar....

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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Had a great lasagne dish and pudding before watching a great show upstairs. Ordering from the bar and using the phones to chat around the restaurant is an experience one needs to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lasagne dish and pudding before watching a great show upstairs. Ordering from the bar and using the phones to chat around the restaurant is an experience one needs to do

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Thank Murray R
Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Murray, that's great to hear, thanks for taking the time to review. Kind regards Nicholas More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Everything about the Alexander is fun. Cape Town is blessed to have this venue. While the theatre productions vary in quality, they are always ultimately worthwhile. The intimate theatre is like sharing a cosy joke with family. Fun bar ambiance too. Perhaps the terrace could be spivved up a bit...?

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for hanging out with friends and enjoying drinks. Nice vintage decor, and love the old school phones at each table that connect you to a waiter. Great ambience.

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Thank dreamer215
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A really great alternative bar has live entertainment a great doorman Kija always helpful looks after all his guests some local draughts beers if you are in town try it out

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Thank Stephen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Alexander bar oozes understated style and atmosphere. We saw a great show in the small intimated theatre and had a great meal too. Very interesting menu with a good selection of drinks and friendly staff.

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Thank HarryMouton
Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Harry, makes us very happy to hear you like the place and had a good time, and thank you so much for making the effort to review. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This place is a rare gem in Cape Town. Full of style, charm, quirkiness - and a strong sense of people just enjoying doing what they are doing, and sharing that with others. A wonderful place to have a drink with a friend and also to enjoy very fine intimate theatre and music productions. I will always follow with interest... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Alexander Bar feels like home, just with better drinks, better theatre and better people. Being in the theatre industry, I have been coming here since the place opened. And haven't stopped. The drinks are familiar, and reasonably priced but you can also get a banging cocktail and they serve food until midnight. The theatre is what really makes this place... More 

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Thank GeorgiaOnYrMind
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Recently saw a show upstairs in the intimate little theatre. Good selection of drinks and vintage furniture / decor. Cute little spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Well where do I start service fabulous Boys even better and most of all dop out of this world man pinotage

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I've been meaning to write a review for ages (years, to be honest) but because Alexander Bar is my local it always felt a bit trite. But I was there last night and had such a lovely time...I couldn't put it off any longer. Firstly: the fact that the Upstairs Theatre is one of only a handful of platforms for... More 

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Nickyspag, Owner at Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Penny! Absolutely wonderful. And thanks for giving the artists' perspective. Always fabulous having you here whether as a producer or just for a drink. More 

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