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Mitchell's Brewery

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Dock Road | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 419 5074
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mitchell's Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in South Africa, founded in...
Mitchell's Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in South Africa, founded in 1983.We are also the only pub at The V & A Watefront, Cape Town.If you are looking for tasty homebrewed ales, great menu ( wood fired oven baked pizzas and pub grub), you have found a place in heaven.And if you are a sports fan, our plazma screens and surround sound will take you right into the action.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An old regular and still fun

Good craft beer on tap with a cosy atmosphere - stays open until mid-night. The original pub of the Waterfont

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Steve H
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Johannesburg
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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233 reviews 233 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for dinner and the patio was full, so we went upstairs to the non-smoking area. Frankly this is a joke, as we smelled like ashtrays when we left. The smoke is everywhere. Food is typical pub with both our meals being average. Only tried 1 beer because of the polluted atmosphere. Will not return, regardless of how good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It's a great pub apart from the very slow service and average food. The do however have a wide selection of beers which is good. The location is also good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good craft beer on tap with a cosy atmosphere - stays open until mid-night. The original pub of the Waterfont

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This pub has an incredible atmosphere and is very popular. Finding a seat at busy times is hard. They have craft beers as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This bar has a pretty good location and was nearby to our hotel so we visited for drinks and pizza a couple of times. The pizzas are really great value! Service was always good and atmosphere was lively. It was quite busy, but we managed to find a table outside each time we went. The pub next door often has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What can I say but it's a typical pub with typical pub food. There is live music most nights what from I could see and this is your standard stuff. 2 guys playing keyboard and singing. It gets really busy, especially the outdoor area. They do show pretty much all sports games which is the reason we went there. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I spent several hours here while we were in Cape Town over several days as we found it very convenient for the V&A shops. My husband stayed here enabling me to wander around to my hearts content returning with bags and in need of refreshment. We found the staff very pleasant and helpful. They seem to enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Admittedly we went on a Sunday but it was just as crowded on subsequent days. Beer OK. Did not eat here so cannot comment on food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

spend here an afternoon, enjoying the terras. Really enjoyed their home brew beers! very tasteful food was good, had a good burger.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Frequented this pub in Nov/Dec 2014. Very good ales ranging from 3.5 to a whopping 11% volume. Very good pizza`s and the biggest onion rings i have ever seen or eaten.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dock Road | Old Dock Master Building, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021 419 5074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brew Pub

Description

Mitchell's Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in South Africa, founded in 1983.We are also the only pub at The V & A Watefront, Cape Town.If you are looking for tasty homebrewed ales, great menu ( wood fired oven baked pizzas and pub grub), you have found a place in heaven.And if you are a sports fan, our plazma screens and surround sound will take you right into the action.

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