Highlights of Beerhouse on Long
- Sample the legendary ‘99 bottles’ of beers on the wall
- Explore an inventive beer-inspired menu
- Soak up the trendy atmosphere of town from vibey Long Street
Experience Beerhouse on Long, and journey into Beer Land and the new Brew Food era. Known for their iconic “99 bottles” on the wall and over 25 taps serving the best local and international beer, Beerhouse has a brew for everyone. Not sure where to start? Don’t stress! Their beer library (menu) has a beer tasting compass, so you can navigate through various beer profiles, guided by our knowledgeable Navigators.
The Brew Food area brings a fusion of food and beer. Created with Piet Marais, winner of Ultimate Braai Master, the menu combines smoking techniques, pickling, fermenting and of course, beer.
The concept of a beer bar came about rather spontaneously when owner Randolf Jorberg and his girlfriend, Varnia, were sitting in a beer bar in Germany discussing the available beers and their stories. The thought,
“Why doesn’t this exist in Cape Town?” sprang to their minds. They introduced the idea to a few friends and family members who saw the potential. After conducting market research and realising the gap in the South African market, Beerhouse on Long opened its doors in April 2013. Situated in the middle of town, on bustling Long Street, Beerhouse provides guests with a year-round beer festival experience and functions as the tasting room for the South African craft beer industry.
Reservations only are taken until 17:00 on Friday and Saturday, thereafter it’s first come, first serve. No under 21’s admitted after 17:00.
Advice for visitors
If your experience with beer is somewhat limited and Beerhouse’s long list of options overwhelms you, don’t fret! The menu is classified in different categories and colour coded to make it easier to choose a drink that will suit your pallet. Plus, there is always the option of ordering a “taste tray”. The Brew Food Revolution combines the best of both worlds: a crispy cold one coupled with a selection of delicious beer-flavoured foods. Try the smoked brisket, chicken wings, ribs and pulled pork, or order some beer-inspired nachos to share. If you are keen to sample a variety of their top dishes, bring along some friends and go for the Brew-BQ platter for four. It’s a smoky treat! Beerhouse on Long is also famous for its nightlife entertainment. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for news on the many events such as stand-up comedy, Karaoke Mondays, quiz nights, and Silent Discos to name a few.
Did you know
Beerhouse has launched their very own variety of beer cocktails. These refreshing blends are expertly crafted with a mix of spirits, beer and fresh ingredients. There is the Beerita – a lager-flavoured twist on the classic margarita, Dark & Stormy – a combination of Jerry spiced rum with fresh lime, bitters and Dragon Fiery Ginger Beer, Gin & Yell’Oh as well as the Fruitesse Zing Ting made up of Liefman’s Fruitesse, Wyborowa vodka and mint.