As if the Stellenbosch dining and bar scene isn’t already a fantastic experience, Doppio Zero blessed us with the launch of their new concept bar in early-August. Bar Baric is just in time to welcome the warmer months of spring and I can predict that it will be a hit with girlfriends sipping on a classy cocktail or a classic gin and tonic after work.
What is a bar in the Winelands without some delicious local wines? I was thrilled to recognise all of the names on their wine list, making it a Lekker local experience. Bar Baric makes it even better by adding a ‘By the Glass’ option to most of the wines on their list.
If you are a gin enthusiast like me, you will be thrilled to learn that their menu allows you to choose your own combination of gin, tonic and garnish to create the perfect G&T just for you (and let me tell you, it’s a decent size). Their cocktail menu features some classics like Pina Coladas and the good ol’ Daiquiri as well as a whole lot of fresh and unique combinations to choose from.
There are plenty of seats at the bar, along with additional seating inside and outside. You can also order yummy tapas or pizzas from Doppio Zero next door, which makes your whole experience even better. For the more sophisticated crowd, they also have a wide range of whiskey, bourbon and cognac to choose from.
The vibe is warm and elegant, and I can imagine it becoming the new sensation amongst young adults. Not your typical student hangout, Bar Baric is more a perfectly curated venue designed for relaxation and a unique experience.
Bar Baric is located at 43 Plein Street Building, Stellenbosch and you can enjoy this new gem from 12:00 ‘till late.