One of the wonderful things about the winter months is that all the braais and birthdays and midweek drinks usually slow down, and you can start to claw back the finances that took a beating during the summer months.
Not happening, because then the World Cup comes along and tosses all of that out the window. Oh, you want an excuse to have a drink at a bar pretty much every day of the week – sorted.
Big screens, beers, shouting obscenities every time you watch Neymar roll around like a sniper’s shot him – it’s the World Cup vibe, man.
Drinking in the City Bowl doesn’t come cheap, so here’s a little heads up about how you can save yourself a big chunk of cash.
Ever heard of an app called Clink? Wake up, because you’re forking out when you should be scoring free drinks.
There’s a monthly fee of R90, but when you consider that R90 is what you pay for two drinks these days, and you’re getting up to 30 drinks, it makes financial sense.
Oh, and because we know you’re not the type to commit, there’s a seven-day free trial available.
If you already have your favourite World Cup watering hole locked down, you can return to the same spot each day for another free drink.
If you’re the type who likes to explore, get a load of your options, with the list of bars and restaurants on board expanding at a rapid rate:
Nomad Bistro, Van Hunks, Black Irish, Botany Gin & Bubbles, Copper Club Tygerwaterfront, Copper Club Newlands, Café Roux, Fat Cactus – Gardens, Woodstock and Mowbray, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Persies Tavern, President Hotel, Slug & Lettuce Long Street, The Mash Tun, The Village Bistro – Durbanville and Paarl, The Stud Burger & Saloon, Trenchtown, Therapy Restaurant, The Royal Oak, The Beach Tavern, The Dry Dock, Café Obrigado, Forex Bar, Inside on the Greens, La Bella Rosa, Casa Woodstock, Driftwood Café, EJ’s Strand, Lighthouse on Loxton, El Mariachi, Sangrita Arcade, Peacock Indian Fusion, Portuguese Taverna, Saul’s Grill, Remex Mexican, Bombshelter Brewery.
The how-to guide makes for easy reading:
Yeah, I’ll have me some of that.
At the very least, do yourself the favour of downloading the app for the free seven-day trial. That gives you just about enough time to take it for a spin with the Friday – Saturday World Cup double-headers this weekend.
That also means you’ll get to drown your sorrows watching the Stormers and soak up a bit of Wimbledon, because you can never have too much sport or too many free drinks.
If you’re up for winning a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, you can also click the image below and enter the competition.
I leave you with this – come on Belgium!
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