For the Love of Wine switches hats from day to night, standing as a retailer of specialised fine wines during the day and turning into a trendy and stylish wine bar come sunset. The establishment boasts a wine list that includes more than 250 wine labels and focuses on small, boutique and unusual wines. Enjoy wine as the art of winemaking intends it and sample wines from all over South Africa before choosing your favourite to take home. Farm house cheese, olives and biltong can be nibbled on in between glasses.
It’s always live and there is always a vibe at The Music Kitchen, an eclectic, live music venue that pairs great tunes with festive drinks and good food. Numerous local and national music artists have passed through the doors of The Music Kitchen that is large enough for a crowd, yet small enough for an intimate feel. From folk to rock and pop and blues, patrons will find music to suit their tastes as a large number of acts head to this venue each month.
The Music Kitchen, 69 Mangold St, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth +27 41 364 1964
The brainchild of a group of young and talented Port Elizabeth locals, the Unplugged Backyard Hangout (UBH) features 12-hour music sessions that see an assortment of Bay musicians, together with music lovers from all walks of life jam the night away. The philosophy behind UBH lies in the idea of collaborative individualism, using teamwork and the formation of creative like-minded groups as a powerful tool towards higher achievement. Afro-pop, reggae, soul, jazz and poetic, it all blends seamlessly into a joyous celebration of life at the Unplugged Backyard Hangout. Among the local talent that has entertained at UBH includes Clique Claq, a well-known Eastern Cape band, so bring your ears and a bottle of wine and enjoy.
More than just a garden, the Beer Yard exudes a warm and welcoming feeling with Bedouin styled tents surrounding a swimming pool that all get lit up in the evening with roaring fires and paraffin lamps. Craft beer and cider are among the most popular alcoholic refreshments and described by some locals as the best in the Bay. The retro rustic surrounds welcome casual attire and encourage plain old, unpretentious fun that can be accompanied by a great burger and fries or moreish thin crust pizza.
The Beer Yard, 1 Cooper St, Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth +27 41 582 2444