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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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  • 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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Johannesburg
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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Wicklow, Ireland
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Whenever I am in cape Town I mainly come here for the beer, as there are not many places where you can drink reasonable beer. They do a small selection of IPAs, I can recommend the 90 shillings as it is very flavoursome and not too strong at 5%. The food is also quite good, although we normally just have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fun atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious brews and meet friendly people. I went after dinner so I don't know what the food is like. But it's a great pub scene.

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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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