Villains Ale House Menu Review

Villains Ale House is the new kid on the block in Cape Town, and is already raising the bar when it comes to a good party. But many of you may not know that their food is something worth writing home about! Last night I attended their “Meet The Beer” evening which happens every Wednesday night with a bunch of foodies. We were hosted by the legends from I Love Foodies Cape Town and the Villains team.


The sticky BBQ ribs are one of the best you will taste in the Mother City. Baby back ribs with a sweet basting, washed down with an ice cold beer, you definitely can’t go wrong!

This new hub is the love child of Reg Macdonald of The Village Idiot and Aces ’n Spades Bar, Gavin Hagger of Jerry’s Burger Bar and Jason Lilley of Bardough and Jason Bakery who have all combined forces! Villains Ale House is situated at 38 Hout Street, which is the former location of O’Driscoll’s pub, and is open from Wednesday through Saturday.


They have a host of local craft beers on tap, which you can see at the bar on their wall of beer. You’ve got a choice of a half pint, full pint, pitcher or my personal choice, the beer paddle! Your choice of any four beers on tap for R90. Perfect for sharing with friends like we did last night, or to take you through four different taste profiles until you find your match! As your bartender to pop together a paddle for you if beer isn’t really your forte. He or she will hook you up with some of the popular choices!

beer flight

On the food side they have a bunch of small bites which can be enjoyed with a group, by the bar, at your table, or alongside a game of beer pong with mates. Similar style to that available at Village Idiot, with the biltong bowls taking the win for me on this part of the menu!


When it comes to mains their menu is short and sweet. Focussed on a few of the local favourites, which means you can bet your bottom dollar these are all worth trying. We were lucky enough to try them all last night, and my top picks have to be the burger, of which you can build your own and add toppings as you wish! The baby back ribs with the sweet BBQ basting fall off the bone and are any rib fans delight. I am personally a huge chicken wings lover, and these are up there with the best I have had in Cape Town. If you don’t believe me, then just go try them for yourself!


The Villains Burger is 180 grams and is definitely going to be a big hit with diners, because at just R65 served with a generous portion of fries, you’ll struggle to beat it. You can have it straight up, or add a bunch of toppings to match your tastebuds. Toppings include white cheddar, feta, mushrooms, jalapeno, caramelized onions, colby, brie, pancetta and avocado! I suggest getting ir medium or medium rare and you’ll be on the money!



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6 Responses to “Villains Ale House Menu Review” Subscribe

  1. Nicole Naicker February 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    #VillainsAleHouse Awesome competition hoping to win

  2. Phelisa Dlepu February 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Would love to win and enjoy steaky wings and ribs with my love

  3. Bianca Hey February 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Mr Cape Town, I’d absolutely love to win this and treat my fiance to the most amazing dinner of a cheese platter with biltong and droe wors to start and then those amazing baby back ribs and chicken wings for mains ❤❤ Please pick me for this amazing prize #VillainsAleHouse #truefollower #couplegoals

  4. Elize Skriker February 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    Will start off with a cheese platter to share and then I just know we both will have the baby back ribs

  5. dina dos santos February 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    cheese platter as a starter and baby back ribs as main

  6. Danielle Henry February 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    Would love to win and the sticky BBQ ribs, yummy! Sounds delicious <3

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