BeerHouse on Long now Open in Cape Town

Beer lovers rejoice and make pilgrimage to the heart of Cape Town where beer enlightenment awaits at Beerhouse on Long.

The much anticipated Beerhouse on Long not-so-quietly opened its doors for a sneak preview on Wednesday night, to celebrate the coming of age of this exciting new beer venue, nicely timed to coincide with Head Dreamer Randolf Jorberg’s birthday.

Beerhouse on Long's Randolf's free-beer speech

Randolf and Beer Whisperer (actual titles) Murray Slater have, for months now, been regulars at South Africa’s notable breweries and beer festivals, to suss out extraordinary beers and breweries.

Their purpose was clear: identify and gather the cream of the crop for Beerhouse on Long’s extensive collection of draught and bottled beers.

Cape Town’s newest craft beer-centric bar, Beerhouse on Long boasts 16 draught taps and 99 bottled beers in the fridge with a special emphasis on local and international craft beers.

Cape Town's Beerhouse on Long - Craft Beer Bar

The venue in Cape Town’s (in)famous Long Street occupies 2 floors, with a cafe and coffee station at street level that will keep Beerhouse humming during the day.

Upstairs there’s a large, open area fronted by a spacious balcony that runs the length of the premises on which to appreciate the beer and the vibe of Long Street.

It will undoubtedly host notable events in the near future and loads of beer drinking immediately, starting with its official launch today Friday, 2 August and every day after that.

Beerhouse on Long's balcony

Behind the upstairs service counter is the black-board wall of taps, indicative of Beerhouse on Long’s dynamic approach to their draught taps, which enables them to provide a continuously changing beer-drinking safari – a good reason to visit often.

An extensive beer menu, which reads like a book of beer styles, is there to guide Cape Town’s adventurous craft beer drinkers.

Beerhouse on Long’s staff receives ongoing training and education to fuel their passion for the beer in stock and are happy to provided assistance and recommendations if you feel overwhelmed by the plethora of choices.

Beerhouse on Long's Murray serving "The Champaign of Beers" - Chelis White

It’s not just all beer on the menu though. The very sociable French Chef Jean is in charge of Beerhouse on Long’s kitchen. Specifically crafted to compliment the beer, Chef Jean’s cuisine promises to be as flavourful as the beers that will accompany it.

Non-beer drinkers are not left in the lurch either, as Beerhouse on Long also offers ciders and the usual spirit-alcohol suspects. I do believe they even have non-alcoholic options.

If the beer festival-like vibe at last night’s launch is anything to go by, Beerhouse on Long is geared to be Cape Town’s biggest beer party and a notable hub for beer drinkers far and near.

Happy birthday Randolf, and welcome Beerhouse to Cape Town’s beer world. Viva Beerhouse on Long, viva!

Beerhouse on Long
Where: 223 Long Street, Cape Town (yellow frontage)
Open: Every day noon till late
Ph: +27 21 424 3370

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About Jaco Swanepoel

Jaco discovered craft beer and home-brewing during a trip to Singapore in 2009. After noticing SA’s burgeoning craft beer scene in 2012, he accepted craft into his online life too, and started plotting his craft beer discoveries and adventures on He chirps and grams every now and then.

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