South African Craft Beer Pub Guide: Van Hunks

Van Hunks

Van Hunks

Kloof Street in Gardens is one of the vibiest areas in Cape Town. Lined on both sides with restaurants, bars and boutique wine shops, Kloof is a guaranteed jol – 7 days a week.

Located at the corner of Upper Union and Kloof is Van Hunks restaurant and pub. Known for their extensive craft beer collection, VH is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or after work drinks.

The fun and relaxed atmosphere of the outdoor deck is perfect for large get-togethers, especially in the warm and breezy Cape summers. But don’t worry, if the mercury gets too high, they’ve got built in misters to keep you and your First Light nice and cool.

The inside bar area is comfortable, full of character and regularly shows South African sport. Game day atmosphere is contagious, and the big screen international rugby matches are not to be missed!

Drinks range from a wide variety of craft beer on tap to wines and cocktails. Combine that with regular pizza specials, delicious burgers and tasty bar snacks, and you’ve got the combination for an awesome outing with friends.

Our Top 3 Food Picks:

Pizza – Regular specials make these impossible to pass up.

Cheese burger w/ fries and rings – A great pairing for any of the craft beers on tap.

Ribs – Fall off the bone. Saucy and delicious.

Our Top DPBC Beer and Food Pairing: Cheese burger with First Light Golden Ale

Chicken or beef – both are equally delicious. Nothing says session ale food like a honest to goodness burger, and Van Hunks steps up to the plate. With added fries and onion rings, you can’t go wrong with this pub staple. Enjoy with our First Light Golden Ale – the ultimate summer session beer.


Website: Van Hunks

Address: Corner of Upper Union and Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 5422

Hours: Mon-Sat 1000-0200, Sun 1000-2400


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