The Taproom at Jack Black Brewery is not too far from where we live. They host some amazing events such as a Food Truck Friday and Quiz Nights. They also have a seriously delicious menu with really affordable pricing. A couple of public holidays ago we popped down to The Taproom for a casual lunch and since then I am dying for a chance to head back again soon. Below is my rave review and food photos I am hoping will have you drooling!
Inside the Beautiful Jack Black Brewery
First of all, I need to talk about the restaurant interior. Every time we visit, we gush about how we would love to buy an industrial space in Woodstock with double volume, open space and screed flooring. I love the open industrial style space of the Jack Black Brewery. I love the creepers up the wall and the potted succulents on the table. And I also love the open exposed brewery which makes you feel included in the brewing process beyond just drinking many beers at their long bar.
The Jack Black Brewery is undoubtedly very cool – so I always feel a little cooler after my visit. I drink beer, sit in the sunshine and eat pretty exceptional pub-grub.
The main show: Food at The Taproom
Being an indulgent Public Holiday we couldn’t resist sharing the chili poppers. These guys are double crumbed jalapenos stuffed with feta and cream cheese. The double crumb makes them so crunchy! And the feta and cream cheese combo helps save you from the heat of the jalapenos!!
Jack Black Brewery makes great burgers. They have a fantastic house burger which my boyfriend orders whenever he joins their quiz night. The afternoon we were there they had a burger up on their black board special menu. The special burger was the Bacon Shroom burger which was a beef burger topped with streaky bacon, mushroom sauce, rocket and pickles. The burger and any side of your choice came to R85.
The way Cape Town is going with burger prices, I think this is a pretty damn good deal!
I may have stolen a few bites of the Bacon Shroom burger because it was incredible. Jack Black Brewery burgers are in my Top Five burgers in Cape Town at the moment.
Non- burger options?
I ordered the authentic falafel. This is chickpea balls stuffed in a pita bread with roasted aubergine, fresh salad, tzatziki and pickled red onions.The falafel balls are great with a crispy outside and a smooth inside.
All of their main dishes come with a side of your choice. The side options are hand cut fries, Asian slaw, fresh salad or beer battered onion rings with sriracha mayo. Jono went with the Asian slaw which was really delicious and a lighter alternative to pair with his cheese burger.
I ordered the beer battered onion rings as they are a serious weakness of mine. These beer battered onion rings are exceptional with fat slices of onion and thick beer batter. They’re even better when dunked into the creamy sriracha mayonnaise!
In conclusion: You need to visit Jack Black Brewery soon! Beer is on tap, the food is fantastic and you get to visit a hidden gem in the Southern Suburbs!
- Location: 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town
- Opening times: Wednesday to Friday from 10am til 10pm and Saturday from 10am til 4pm.
- Contact details: 021 286 1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org