The untold stories

about the Bar Keepers

 Carla Fernandes

Founder of Bar Keeper

After matriculating, she helped out her parents at R&H Liquors. From what was supposed to be a one month “holiday job” turned into years in the liquor industry. Starting from telesales she worked herself upwards to procurement manager. Once the business was sold to Super Group she was promoted to Regional Operations Manager. Although after being in a family run business, she quickly realized corporate world was not for her. In June 2016 she quit her job and set her sights on a liquor store, where people would feel comfortable to browse around and have a large variety of different products

Alda and Amaro Fernandes


Liquor Industry legends. From humble beginnings they opened a liquor store in Bellville after returning to South Africa in the year 2000. They very quickly  grew out of the liquor store, and re-branded themselves as R&H Liquors. They became the first liquor re-distributors in the Western Cape, supplying over 500 restaurants, hotels pubs and clubs. The business was then sold to Super Group and subsequently after 15 years they retired, but not for long. Now, Alda Fernandes is Bar Keeper’s own Minister of Finance & Amaro is the best deal finder

Eloise Vlok

Bellville branch manager

Eloise has come a long way working for Alda & Amaro since day 1, now a shareholder in the Bellville branch.  You can always count on her to help you out with anything and everything at the Bellville branch

Christina Lehlele

Cape Town assistant branch manager

Christina had worked for Midmar for over 20 years. She has the memory of an elephant, so for all the regulars she will easily remember what you ordered the last time.









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