An evening walk anytime over spring and summer along Bree Street yields a familiar sight as the terrace of Orphanage fills with bearded hipsters and leggy ladies holding pretty, frilly-stemmed drinks. A throwback mixology bar you'd expect to find in London's Shoreditch or NY's LES comes to life in one of Cape Town's trendiest neighborhood. Inside, the space is divided between a well-staffed bar lined in dapper barmen that pour up drinks muddled with intricate concoctions from peanut butter to tea with lounge area that doubles as a dance floor on weekend nights. In the center of it all, a DJ presides over the center of room with moody soundtrack of indie anthems through 3am.
During the week expect a late-evening crowd that picks up around 10pm, weekends it’s best after 11pm and lingers past 2am especially on hot summer nights.
Hipster nightlife enclave mixes pedigree cocktails and dapper bartenders with DJ sounds and polished location.