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Beefcakes Burger Bar

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$$ - $$$
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40 Somerset Road | Sovereign Quay, Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 9019
19:00 - 23:00
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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great fun. It is a bar that runs gay burlesque shows, camp drag queens signing and dancing on stage and offers body shots off the heavily muscled waiters that wander about with no shirts on for much of the time. It offers really only burgers (beef, chicken or veg) with some nibbly starters that are onion rings, nachos and cheesy... More 

Thank gam8le
South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

As a fairly regular visitor to Cape Town it had been a couple of years since I'd been to Beefcakes. We were informed at the door that there would be a drag show at a cost of R50 per person which seemed reasonable. Once seated it became apparent from the majority of the patrons that Beefcakes has become a popular... More 

Thank Jaysea2017
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Hen night = beefcakes! What a great place! Food was utterly average (less than that even) but didn't matter because the entertainment was amazing! Drag show featuring the mesmerising Samantha was a huge highlight. She's funny and puts on a great show. The beefcakes themselves were pure class and such gentlemen, obviously easy on the eyes too! This place is... More 

Thank emma_lea00
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Fun atmosphere with great attentive waiters! We love this place and have been several times. One must go for the shows and do not leave before the waiter show. The burgers and onions are very good. A must in Cape Town.

Thank Doug S
Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Actually our visit started very nice. We were very nice seated and told that the upcoming show will cost 80 Rand per person. Ok we thought, if its good its ok to pay for it. Than it seemed that we were getting a very nice waiter. He was very kind and was doing everything to get us satisfied. First I... More 

1 Thank alvo15
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is supposed to be a fun place to hang out! The service is terrible if you are not part of the happening crowd out on a hooly (binge party) with everyone who just wants to drink the night away! The supposed muscled mary waitrons are pretentious, their beef burgers are horrible and so is the atmosphere unless you are... More 

1 Thank 23Mikey23
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't to impressed with this establishment. Service was ok, took my partner over an hour to get his food, that's after everyone in our party of 15 finished eating and getting their checks. Server never put his order in the system. The Drag/bingo was blah. It was just a boy in a dress. Nothing to brag home about when... More 

1 Thank Lucio G
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Beefcakes for a 21st birthday. The cocktails were fantastic however took a while to be served. The beef burgers were too rare for my taste however my friends assured me that they were tasty. The evening was lots of fun and the entertainment was superb.

Thank sshaw14
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a drink with friends Great atmosphere- was towards the end of the night so missed the show. Still busy Team very friendly and looked great Bit peckish so had some nachos - which were lovely Good value and good fun Will be back for dinner

Thank Sean W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food is very average. Entertainment is ok, we were seated outside because we had a big table so couldn't see the show. The waiters are great though.

Thank Jackie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Somerset Road | Sovereign Quay, Greenpoint, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 9019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?