Craft Beer Pub Guide: The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot

Located on Loop Street in the heart of Cape Town bustling CBD, The Village Idiot is an inner city restaurant and bar that delivers on all fronts.

The interior space is warm and inviting. With the occasional bold splash of attitude (such as the massive ostrich standing on the bar – his name is Oskar), the décor is vintage with a touch of industrial. Exposed bricks, dark wood beams and wine barrels give this space a real personality. Live music and an in-house DJ create a vibe that carries the party long into the night. If you’re looking for a spot to session, then look no further. The Village Idiot ticks all the boxes for a 2am marathon.

The menu, if you exclude the wine list, fits on just one page. We love it. There’s nothing more refreshing than a restaurant that knows what they do well and sticks to it. You’ve got starters, braai boards, sosaties, sides and desserts. From bar snacks to a full on meal, the portions are perfect and the price is right.

The aforementioned wine list includes local reds, whites and bubbles. The bar is fully stocked – all the way to the top shelf. And let’s not forget about the beer. First Light Golden Ale is available on tap along with a few more of your local favourites. Did we mention this is a great spot to session?

Our Top 3 Food Picks:

Braai Board Special – A selection of local braai meats served with chakalaka and pap

West Coast Mussel Potjie – Coconut milk, lemon grass, ginger

Tata Ma Chance Ribs – Joostenberg pork

Our Top DPBC Beer and Food Pairing: Braai Board Special with First Light Golden Ale

Nothing goes with braai better than a #DPBC First Light Golden Ale. Light and refreshing, plan on at ordering at least a couple of pints to accompany this epic feast.


Website: The Village Idiot

Address: 32 Loop Street Cape Town, City Bowl, Cape Town

Contact: 021 418 1548

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 3pm to 12midnight; Friday and Saturday 12noon to 2am; Sunday 12noon to 12midnight (Kitchen closes at 10pm)

Photo Credit: The Village Idiot

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