Where Can I Buy Bitters In South Africa

What is a Bitters?

A bitter is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter for a bitter or bittersweet flavor.

Originally, numerous longstanding brands of bitters were developed as patent medicines, but now are sold as digestives, sometimes with herbal properties, and as cocktail flavorings.

Where Can I Buy Bitters In South Africa?

Liquor City

Address: 2 Burg St, Boksburg, Johannesburg, 1459, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm

Phone: +27 11 306 9999

Palmwine Liquor Store

Address: Shop # 5, Penny Farthing Centre, 528 Pretoria Rd, Silverton, Pretoria, 0084, South Africa

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +27 76 929 1319

Bar Keeper Liquor Store – Cape Town

Address: 103 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 8 pm

Phone: +27 21 422 1024


Address: 5 Main St, Darling, 7345, South Africa

Phone: +27 22 492 3971

JARRYDS Brunch & Bistro

Address: 90 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10 pm

Phone: +27 21 023 3642

Are bitters legal to buy?

Bitters are technically alcoholic, and they’re usually between 35% to 45% ABV. Because they’re sold in such small bottles and their flavor is so strong, most recipes call for just a dash or a few drops, making its overall alcohol contribution negligible, and why you don’t need to be 21 or older to buy them.

Do bitters expire?

On average, bitters last around 5 years. However, there’s no need to refrigerate bitters. Even though there are organic compounds in bitters, the amount of alcohol acts as a natural sterilizer and preservation agent.