Ferryman’s, the first tenant of V&A Waterfront, is a popular local spot for traditional pub fare and local entertainment. This historical old locomotive shed has been carefully converted, preserving the quarried bluestone, the Oregon wooden beams and the solid teak pillars. These add to the atmosphere of the downstairs bar with its stone fireplace for winter – and for summer, there is the open beer garden/terrace. A wide range of local handcrafted and international beers is available, as is Ferryman’s own ale, exclusively brewed for the pub. Highlights from the kitchen include the daily specials, often featuring South African specialties and fresh seafood, alongside a regular offering of grilled dishes, vegetarian options and classic pub food. Upstairs is the charming 120-seater non-smoking area with exposed stone walls and large windows looking out over stunning views of Table Mountain. Local bands play every evening, and for the sports fans all the big matches are played on big-screen TVs. There is also a play area for the kids.