The Hunt For The Coldest Amber & Gold

16th January 2020

A blog by Wandisile Afrika Sebezo

Plett Tourism’s Wandisile Afrika Sebezo takes us on a journey to find the coldest beers in Plett.

If you’re looking for the complete coastal experience this summer, as you may already know that Plett has it all, and it can be overwhelming we know, so that’s why we took it upon ourselves to compile this stunning list of some of the best spots to quench your thirst this #PlettSummer.

How do I like mine you may ask? Well, I prefer lagers over ales, it must be crisp and malty, and in freezing temperature at all times.


Flashbacks Pub & Grill
Look, every town has its own sports bar, this is ours, with just over five TV screens too for all your live games. Flashbacks is by far ‘THE’ most popular pub in the whole of Plett. With its perfect location on Main Street, you get great views, friendly staff, and outstanding customer service. They also serve sizzling wood-fired pizzas.
Arrive early enough, and you may be guaranteed the coldest Castle Lite in town. Predominantly an SAB supplier, you can find your stalwarts and most recently some new and exciting artisanal beers in their newly revamped bar.


Grand Africa Lookout Beach
Relatively a new kid on the block, in what was formerly Equinox and now part of the Grand Africa Collection along with its upstairs neighbour The Grand Africa Lookout Beach, formerly The Lookout Deck. It screams elegance, sand, sea, and sun in one place, and thank heavens we’re in Plett as we have all of these, but nowhere are they better packaged than at the Grand Africa


Lookout Beach.
Situated at the Blue Flag Lookout Beach, if you’re lucky you might spot Moby Dick whirling by. They offer a large selection of draft beers served in frosted pilsner glasses. Their house specialties include Tigers Milk, Tigers Milk Weiss, Part Wolf and Part Wolf Lite, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Heineken and SA’s favourite – Castle Lite.


N2 Lounge
Having officially opened its doors a year ago, this lounge, as the name suggests, is virtually on the N2, at the entrance of Kwano. It has established itself as some kind of jazz hub, but not to the detriment of other genres of course. It’s one of those places where the barman knows your name and remembers your drink.
It’s a must-visit for those who enjoy a sit down while slurping their favourite whiskey. It has earned the reputation as the place where “intelligent and honest conversations” come about as the who’s who of Plett often frequent the lounge. They specialise for mostly SAB Miller brands such Castle Lager, Black Label and Castle Lite. They also have Amstel, Heineken and Corona.


Skhulu’z Lounge
The old meets the young as jazz fuses with deep house to give you the ultimate township nightlife experience. In fact, you haven’t visited Kwano if you have not been to Skhulu’z Lounge, formerly known as Schoolboys Jazz Café, it’s practically the royalty of all Plett hangout spots and has been around for three decades.
Pop a cold one, dance with a local, and while you at it, you might want to taste some of that township cuisine that’s always on offer. Predominantly an SAB supplier, in true kasi style the beers are served in the bottle and the glass is available on request. Always cold!


The Table
You can’t miss this ideally placed restaurant and bar just meters across from the famous dolphin circle on the corner of Odland and Main Street. The atmosphere of the buzzing Main Street gives you a front-row seat to capture the soul of the entire town as locals and visitors alike go on about their business.
Here, as their motto suggests, you get “simple food with serious taste,” Psst; they serve Bloedlemoen gin and tonic on tap, how about that! They specialise in ice-cold craft beers on tap including SA’s Devil’s Peak, Jack Black and Butcher Block. You can also get a Beergarita – a schooner concoction of tequila, fresh lemon and lime and a Miller, pure genius! You will be ready to get groovy with those amazing tunes!


The Bungalow
Here you will find the most amazing beachside villa tucked away at one of Plett’s favourite playground beaches – Hobie Beach, right by the body-boarder paradise, The Wedge. Besides their amazing sea views, their sushi has somewhat of a reputation around these parts, as for their cocktails, well, just the same.
You might want to take a dive in the pool and enjoy their Instagrammable cool décor while at it. It just doesn’t matter, like cake by the ocean, beer by the ocean… does it get any better than that? Super-chilled beers sold here include Devil’s Peak and Fokof Lager (both SA craft beers) in addition to the popular brews like Heineken, Corona, Miller and plenty of others. 


We wish you happy hunting!

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