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The Piano Bar Cape Town

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47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1096
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (29 reviews)
“croquettes” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Piano bar is set in an old part of Cape Town, called Waterkant. Several nice places for food and entertainment. Food was average, venue very nice.

Thank marcolombardifirenze
Reviewed 5 days ago

a great little bar and restaurant, and they normally have live music most nights of the week. Good service and food. lovely vibe. The de Waterkant neighbourhood is my favourite area in Cape Town. So much nicer than the seedy Woodstock area

Thank freddiboy75
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant for breakfasts after a night out and an awesome vibey bar with live music on a piano... surprise!

1  Thank Rory B
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We had such a great time to the Piano Bar, nice place to have a drink in the Waterkant. We had the chance to be served by a very professional and nice waiter, named Carell, who did a fantastic job! A place to recommand thanks...More

1  Thank Alain G
Reviewed 23 February 2018

great little corner bar, with friendly staff, good food and a great vibe. They have live music on most nights wich is just so awesome. I love the de Waterkant area. definately worth a visit!! (I met my partner, the love of my life here...More

1  Thank jeremygreenpoint
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We've been travelling for nearly 2 weeks and been eating out a lot. Found The Piano bar because it was close and where we staying Fantastic Piano music Service Atmosphere Food Get along Fantastic

1  Thank Drew S
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Spending a week in Cape Town with a friend, have been quite surprised by the arrogance of many waiting and bar staff. Time and time again we've left restaurants frustrated by our negative experience. Thank goodness we found The Piano Bar - everybody there has...More

1  Thank russ_brighton
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Cool place to chill and have a drink, good music and nice vibe Food was good, and friendly staff in attendance.

Thank Traci-Ann G
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Live jazz music and nice cocktails, but the food was a little bit disappointing. I would go back for music and drinks but not for the food.

Thank pjguerra
Reviewed 13 December 2017

you may go there and have nice cocktails and delicious tapas. also nice live music and warm staff. definetely recommend you

1  Thank Mrtglr
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16 October 2017|
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Response from mobru2017 | Reviewed this property |
between 7 and 8 is perfect - enough time to enjoy great food and then live music starts at the piano bar. check out if they have specials (happy hour from 4-6) great cocktails with special food for reasonable price ( i found... More
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Napier Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1096
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A trendy New York-inspired music revue bar and eatery with a strong African flavour. Located at the corner of Jarvis and Napier Streets, our wraparound terrace enjoys views through De Waterkant village to Devil's Peak as well as towards the bay. The ideal spot to chill out over an evening cocktail. The Piano Bar prides itself in having a diverse wine collection which mirrors the relaxed yet discerning character of the venue, music and people. Wines have being carefully selected by Lieze Norval, a talented local winemaker and wine judge, together with The Piano Bar team, to have a connection to music where possible, and show characteristics that complement The Piano Bar's style and food, and the owner's Spanish-African roots. We also have a range of commercial and craft beers, as well as Darling Slow Brew on tap. We offer a range of fine spirits, single malts and exotic liqueurs. Classic Cuban cigars available for your enjoyment. The Piano Bar can accommodate a maximum of 200 guests standing or 70 guests seated. Wraparound terrace with picturesque views through De Waterkant village to the bay and the mountains. Cosy bar room for eating and drinking Fully equipped Eatery with a baby grand piano, microphone and instrument plug-in points and surround sound through excellent speakers.The mixer is driven by Rotel amplifiers. Overhead projector and screen for presentations and movies. A thoroughly versatile room for great entertainment. Our comprehensive kitchen caters for the eatery as well as functions and events. Our innovative menu or delicious snack platters are available nightly. The perfect party venue for birthdays, intimate weddings, office parties or any other celebration.
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