If you’re in search of a festive pint, here’s our list of great places to quench your thirst for good craft beer.

Top Craft Beer in South Africa

1. Stanley Beer Yard
Head to Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley in Jo’burg where you can sink into a leather couch while enjoying craft beer or boutique wines amidst the eclectic decor. Alternatively, enjoy the warm weather beneath the olive trees while snacking on delish food such as pregos, mussels in a tequila white wine sauce, and cheese boards.

2. Capital Craft Beer Academy
Situated in Menlo Park, Pretoria, this establishment prides itself in serving great food that’s accompanied by the best range of South African craft beers. With their aim being to “promote the craft brewing industry in South Africa and serve as an accessible outlet for these specialist brewers,” they’re certainly worth visiting for a local craft beer experience.

3. African Beer Emporium
When in Africa, drink African beer may be a fitting stance for the African Beer Emporium (ABE). A brainchild of Capital Craft, ABE aims to bring life back to the Tshwane CBD. Serving African beer alongside dishes from across the continent, it’s a restaurant and bar experience that both locals and the international market can enjoy.

4. Beerhouse
The Beerhouse, situated in both Long Street, Cape Town and Pineslopes Boulevard, Fourways, offers “25 taps and 99 bottles of the best local and international beer.” Make your way there for a variety of craft beer brands while supporting local micro-breweries.

5. Devil’s Peak Brewing Company
Located in Salt River, Cape Town, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company has grown from trading their Founder’s Series of beers to opening their own brew pub. From lagers, to a speciality series of beers, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company is one to add to your craft beer bucket list.a