“All decked out” would be an apt description of one of Port Elizabeth’s most scenic bars where you may feel as though you’re on some deserted stretch of coastline, but in fact are just a few minutes’ drive from Summerstrand’s bustling beachfront apartment blocks.
Ziggy’s Rock & Reggae Bar at the Pine Lodge Resort on Marine Drive is all about tributes to music legends. It’s also a seaside spot where you’ll find plenty of deck space to park-off and enjoy the city’s mellow and lazy winter sunshine days and sip on your favourite cocktail or lager.
The decks stretch out around the bar and eatery while there’s also a neat kids’ play area right in the centre of this outdoor section, allowing you to keep an eye on the little ones. Adjacent the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, this is a venue that is immediately calming with its vistas of lush vegetation, sand and ocean, and seemingly far from the madding crowd while being just around the corner.
Rock memorabilia and instruments adorn the spacious interior where you can either hang out at the bar or at cosy tables. On chilly nights, a roaring log fire provides a warm, friendly invitation to sit back with a good wine, a range of top brand whiskies and other spirits, and a thirst-quenching beer – bottled or on tap.
Ziggy’s is also known for its extensive menu of tapas-style meals, seafood and grills. This is just the spot for any leisurely afternoon or evening out, whether for drinks with friends or a family meal, and gets top marks for its outdoor facilities. Service is also well rated.
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Words: Brett Adkins | Images: Mike Holmes