Linger with a Drink at The Waiting Room
Through an unmarked door and up a steep staircase above Royale Eatery you'll find the Waiting Room, a bar and lounge with retro style (but it's usually too dark inside to really notice it). The best part of the multi-level lounge is the rooftop deck, with rows of picnic tables and twinkly lights strung overhead. This is one of the best decks in the city to view Table Mountain on the nights it is lit up from gigantic floodlights at its base. I’ve only ever been there on nights with a DJ, but they also offer live music during the week. This bar appeals to those looking to escape some of the more touristy venues on Long Street, which is also why celebrities can sometimes be spotted here.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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273 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
+27 21 422 4536
Tue - Sat 7pm - 2am