At night, Mossel Bay offers up a number of lively bars for you to check out. Many of these can be found along the townâ€™s main thoroughfare, Marsh Street.
Trawlers and Patricks, two bars quite close to each other on opposite sides of Marsh Street, are really popular with locals. Both have outdoor seating areas where you can cool off during the day with a cool beer. For something a bit different check out CafÃ© Havana, a Cuban-themed bar also on Marsh Street.
Cocktail lovers will want to check out Pirates Cocktail Bar out by Dias Beach, which is a short drive from the town centre. To enjoy a host of colourful concoctions in a setting a little closer to the centre of things head down to the Point where youâ€™ll find Big Blue (pictured here), another popular nightspot.
If you fancy a flutter, hop in a cab for the 10-minute trip out of town to the Garden Route Casino. Home to some 400+ slot machines plus blackjack, roulette and poker tables, this casino has something for everyone from the cautious beginner to the experienced gambler.
17 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Thanks to a recent change in ownership Patrick’s, an important fixture on the local bar scene, now sports a revamped look complete with plenty of flat screens showing sports and more. Have a quite drink and watch the world go by at the tables outside, or for something a bit more lively head inside for loud music, friendly bar staff and incredibly cheap draught beer specials.
Open daily 10am-2am.
1 Pinnacle Point Road, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Aspiring gamblers can test their luck on a whole host of games here at the Garden Route Casino whenever the mood strikes. Here you’ll find over 400 slot machines plus a number of table games. You can take a chance on the spin of the roulette wheel, try your hand at Texas Hold’em or bet it all at the blackjack tables.
Open 24 hours daily; parking fee R5.
Boulevard East, Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, South Africa
First you'll be dazzled by the stunning ocean views from this bar’s huge windows and then you’ll be dazzled by the vividly coloured concoctions on offer at the bar. If cocktails aren’t your thing, you can try something from the large selection of beers and spirits. So, head up the wooden stairs and join the rest of the jolly pirates who frequent this popular spot.
Open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11pm.
18 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Locals line the bar here in Trawlers, another of the much-loved bars found on Mossel Bay’s main thoroughfare. While you enjoy the brandy specials and cheap beers you can watch sports or test your skills at the pool table.
Open daily 10am-2am.
Point Road, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Unsurprisingly, inside Big Blu you’ll see lots of blue including the impressive stretch of ocean visible through the windows. Drinks specials are offered regularly and are especially tempting during Wednesday Madness which covers everything from beer to shooters.
Open Mon-Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-12am.