Twankey Bar

  • Cape Town Central, Western Cape
  • Cocktails, Contemporary, Cosmopolitan, Fusion, International, Light Meals, Tapas
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Cnr Wale Street & Adderley Street, Cape Town

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Where it all Begins

Housed in the old Temple Chambers of the former BOE Building on the corner of Wale and Adderley Streets in Cape Town, and adjacent to Parliament and the Company Gardens, The Twankey Bar is in indeed a rare find in the historic part of the city.

And now, as one of the inner city’s most iconic bars, The Twankey Bar, has had a creative reinvention! The bar’s update is strongly influenced by prohibition America, where sipping cocktails was a luxury and innovation was used to make the most of the ingredients on offer.

The Twankey Bar, which is part of the luxurious Taj Cape Town hotel,  is spearheaded by Cape Town Mixologist, AJ Snetler, winner of numerous mixology awards and custodian of the decadent, crafted cocktail menu. 
Using intriguing cocktail-making methods from wood-chip smoking and blazing to teapot brewing, every ingredient is freshly made on the premises: every infusion, syrup and garnish is made from scratch.

The deep traditions of the Spice Route are evident in the food menu. The food is an eclectic mélange of carefully created tapas-styled dishes. It features refined versions of Indian street snacks as well as local and international influences in dishes like the Asian salmon tataki, the spiced lamb and blue cheese croquettes and fish and chip sliders.

The Twankey Bar also serves the finest Cape wines and sparkling wines and a selection of locally-produced craft beers.

For more information email us at or telephone +27 (0) 21 819 2000  Follow us on Twitter @TwankeyBar  or join us on Facebook: TwankeyBar
Free Wi-Fi internet. Street parking is available in Queen Victoria Street and secure parking is available at Mandela Rhodes Place. Valet parking is also available.

Our Must Try Meals!

  • 6 Natural Oysters

    with traditional accompaniments

  • Chicken Tikka Wrap

    Mint Chutney

  • Prawn Tempura

    Tsuyu Sauce

  • Karoo Lamb Samosa

    Mango Relish

  • Quail Spring Rolls

    Chilli Plum Sauce


Cost Per Head : R125+

  • Cuisine : Cocktails, Contemporary, Cosmopolitan, Fusion, International, Light Meals, Tapas
  • Ambience : Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Casual
  • Functions
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Generator

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


The Taj Cape Town


Cnr Wale Street & Adderley Street, Cape Town