Gin and tonics are the unofficial drink of Cape Town and there’s no better place to drink them than at this tiny, antique-filled bar with over 50 local gin varieties. It’s hidden in a back room through a courtyard behind Honest Chocolate Cafe, though hidden may be the wrong word given the massive chalkboard sign screaming “SECRET GIN BAR →” right outside the chocolate shop. Drink out in the beautiful courtyard between 5-9pm when both the bar and chocolate cafe are open, or come when it gets livelier after 9 or 10pm.
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