30 November 2010 by Roy Barford

My top 10 pubs in which to watch sport in South Africa

Joe Cool’s, Durban

Situated right on Durban’s beachfront, Joe Cool’s serves up some of the best Sunday nightlife in South Africa and constantly streams live sport on big screens.

Quay Four, Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront offers several pubs at which to watch live sport, but Quay Four is easily the best of the lot, because of its size and location right on the water’s edge. Locals say it’s overpriced, but a pint of lager is still half the price it would be in London.

Jolly Roger, Johannesburg

Located along a lively street in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, this pub has a great atmosphere and fills up quickly most nights.

Jack Rabbits, Durban

The most ardent supporters of European football can be found at this Morningside pub every night of the week.

Die Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein

Don’t pass through Bloem without visiting this pub, the heart and soul of this rugby-mad city.

Booty Bar, Durban

Florida Road is the hub of midweek Durban nightlife and is extra lively on weekends. While there are several venues where you can watch sport along this street, Booty Bar has the biggest screens and the best seats.

Foresters Arms, Cape Town

There is a distinct shortage of pubs in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, which is why “Fories” is always so busy. Make sure to find a seat early if there is a big match on.

Paddy’s Sports Café, Johannesburg

Paddy’s at Canterbury Crossing in Randburg has a massive car park and plenty of pool tables.

St Ives Estate, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Located on the R103 between Howick and Balgowan, this country estate comes to life whenever there is a significant rugby match on.

Long Street Café, Cape Town

Conveniently located close to an assortment of backpacker lodges and hotels, Long Street Café has well-priced meals and comfortable seats.

The above photo is courtesy of Alex Burhmann

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