The Twankey Bar – reinvented and ready for a new era

On 24 November, one of the inner city’s most iconic bars, The Twankey Bar, relaunched following a creative reinvention. The bar’s update is strongly influenced by prohibition America, where sipping cocktails was a luxury and innovation was used to make the most of the ingredients on offer. The Twankey Bar’s renaissance is spearheaded by Cape Town Mixologist, AJ Snetler, the winner of numerous mixology awards and custodian of the decadent, crafted cocktail menu.

Located on the corner of Wale and Adderley streets, The Twankey Bar is associated with the five-star, luxurious Taj Cape Town hotel. Using intriguing cocktail-making methods from wood-chip smoking and blazing to teapot brewing, every ingredient is made fresh on the premises: every infusion, syrup and garnish is made from scratch.

AJ explains his vision for the bar is based on an intuitive, personalised style. “A good barman is able to read a patron’s mood and serve a drink which will perfectly suit the occasion. We are all about unique, exceptional experiences.

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