Conversation Bar

Playwright Nicholas Spagnoletti and software engineer Edward van Kuik have created this elegant establishment to provide Cape Town with a unique new space for conversation and creativity.

Shows Upstairs

BAD News! Our beloved theatre has serious structural problems and we have to close it immediately. Please see Theatre Emergency Closure for more information.

Downstairs events are unaffected

About the bar

Alexander Bar attracts a mixed crowd of interesting locals young and old as well as a smattering of tourists from the neighbouring hotels. The bar is filled with old-world charm and is engineered to get people talking. The functioning antique rotary dial telephone system encourages you to chat to people all over the bar. And you can also dial 9 to ring the bartender. The menu is fairly priced and there’s something to eat and drink whether you’re on a student budget or feel like splashing out. We favour craft beers and local wines from smaller producers and we have  a classic range of well-made cocktails using fresh, high quality ingredients. The background music ranges from jazz and world music on quieter nights, to funky lounge, soul and jazzy disco on busy nights. The furnishings are warm and inviting. Join our Newsletter to receive discounts and offers.

The Florin Programme

Read about our friendly loyalty programme, The Florin, where you earn back 10% of all you spend with us.

We’re open 7 days a week

Mondays to Saturdays from 11am to 1am. Sundays and public holidays from 3pm to midnight.

Alexander Bar & Café is the ideal place to meet up with friends or strangers. Come on a working day for lunch. Or come for after-work drinks and snacks. Or for pre-dinner drinks (perhaps before walking somewhere very nearby like Fork, Savoy Cabbage or OBI sushi). Or for a light meal. Or before & after catching a show Upstairs or at one of the other theatres nearby like The Fugard or Artscape.

Kitchen open til midnight

Our kitchen serves classic sandwiches and salads with a gourmet twist as well as cheese, charcuterie & canapé boards as well as burgers and light meals. See our menu for more details.

Congratulations, you’ve read to the end of the home page. Now go book a show.

Book Shows Here


We accept Bitcoin at the bar.

Enjoy the best places to see in Cape Town with a plan including Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre