Loftus has become almost synonymous with Rugby, but the recently completed Loftus Park Centre boasts a fantastic big screen and plenty of great restaurants. It makes for a perfect spot to catch that much-anticipated Super Rugby final kicking off in Christchurch, New Zeland. There is a selection of restaurants in the centre where you can grab a seat and a meal while you wait for the action.
Address: Loftus Park, Kirkness Street, Pretoria
Capital Craft – Menlo Park
Capital Craft is a favourite spot for most sporting events, and the Super Rugby final is no different. Grab a seat inside or outside (they have great fire pits to fight off the winter chill) and enjoy the battle. You can even enjoy their fantastic Capital Craft World Cup Special which includes a delicious burger meal and 500ml draught (selected beers only) for R85.
If you would like to know more about Capital Craft or book a table for your match day, visit their website or call 012 424 8601.
Address: Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop No. 20, Cnr Thomas Edison & 12th Street East, Menlo Park
For all things Bavarian (that’d beer big beers and big meals), head to Beerhaus Bavaria in Faerie Glen. The pub is kitted with a huge screen to watch the game on and also owns a beer pong table that you can take advantage of during the halftime break.
If you would like to know more about Beerhaus Bavaria or book a table, visit their Facebook page or call 078 563 8287.
Address: Blok F shop 8, 107 Haymeadow Street, Faerie Glen
This is a favourite watering hole in Pretoria and a prime spot to watch the ruggas. You will find more than 20 televisions in this joint so that you won’t miss a single kick, try, and tackle and the vibe for live sporting events is fantastic. Bring along some pals and enjoy the specials while you support the boys.
For more information about Eastwoods Tavern, visit their website or call 012 344 0243.
Address: 391 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Thirst @ 28 Degrees East
Thirst always has a great vibe for a night out with friends, and that vibe has intensified lately due to Super Rugby. With that classic sports bar feel and excellent pub food, Thirst is a first-class choice for catching the rugby final.
Address: C/o Selikats Causeway & Graaff Reinet St, Faerie Glen, Pretoria
By Shawn Greyling