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Get ready to climb!

You'll have to go up a couple of flights of stairs to get to your drink. Keep climbing, though... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Christiaan_Slabbert
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Cape Town, South Africa
Great roof top patio

Great place for a drink, it has a roof top patio. This place has a hipster vibe but the view was... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Melissa H
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23 Sep 2017
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18 Jun 2017
“Get ready to climb!”
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273 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were told to wait in line and pay a cover to get in, not an issue; my problem was that 6 other people walked right in without having to pay a cover or wait in line! This place clearly racially profiles and made a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Travelfoodie00
Reviewed 18 June 2017

You'll have to go up a couple of flights of stairs to get to your drink. Keep climbing, though, because if you're as lucky as I was, you and your friends could be enjoying your drinks on The Waiting Room's roof, which overlooks Long Street;...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a drink, it has a roof top patio. This place has a hipster vibe but the view was great and we went back a few times during our time in Cape Town.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is like a little slice of Portland. Live, acoustic music with couches and comfy chairs. Sit back, grad a local beer, and enjoy. Everyone is super friendly and all there to have a chill time.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank K G
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Above the Royale Eatery (same owners I think), you wouldn't guess how popular this place is from the quiet entrance and narrow staircase up. DJ + dance area by the bar, quieter upper floor lounge, patio and rooftop tables with a nice view of long...More

Date of experience: November 2014
4  Thank skatc
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