Where to Drink in Johannesburg
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
This semi-outdoor market on Juta Street in Joburg's Braamfontein neighbourhood is fun fun fun. Eat oysters from Namibia, drink craft beer from South Africa, and devour paella, gelato, cheeses, chocolate...a food lover's paradise! Open on...
Maboneng East Side Of Inner City, Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Uncle Merv's Original Shakes makes some killer smoothies, all with non-dairy milk bases. My favourite would have to be the Macci-Porter, a delicious blend of Tahini, Dates, Cashew nuts, Banana, Honey and Soy Milk. Grab a sarmie (sandwich) or a...
58, Wierda Rd E, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
This Jameson-themed bar can be found in the Sands entertainment venue, where glamorous models and stylish gents gather to party. Once you've ordered your poison, you can bump and grind to the sounds of top local and international DJs on the...
7, Parktown Quarter, 3rd Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa
With names like The Naked Mexican, Franky Four Fingers, Van Hunks and Jack Black, you may be mistaken in thinking that you're asking for trouble, instead of asking for a cold one, but worry not as those are just names of the delicious craft beers...
34 7th St, Linden, Randburg, 2104, South Africa
One early morning, with close to zero sleep and after a quick photo job in the area, I made my way to the Whippet in Linden as I'd heard it was awesome. On walking in, I was quite surprised as to how busy it was during the week. I found a spot at...
5, Illovo Junction, Oxford Rd & Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
A couple of my mates and I decided to visit The Griffin gastropub one night for a bit of a chilled evening after having had a few days of raucous fun. This was the perfect place to do it, with it's laid back vibe and great selection of craft beers...
1 Melrose Square, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Sit down in the comfy leather couches and read up on the local news while you sip on a perfect whisky or hustle up a game of pool and sink a cold beer while keeping your cool, either way you'll love the Library Bar at the Melrose Arch hotel for...
5 De Beer St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
One of the first things you'll first notice about the Great Dane pub in Braamfontein is the floor. It's made completely out of 5 cent pieces, which gives it a very awesome copper colour! Located right next door to the other hip and happening bar,...
Corner Alice Lane and, 5th St, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2031, South Africa
Enjoy a sundowner outside on the San Deck of the Sandton Sun Hotel, which offers great views and a good menu with some light snacks. Once you're done, find your way inside to the hotel's restaurant before heading back up to your spacious hotel...
Cnr 4th Ave & 12th St, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Stella e Luna is a recent addition to the bustling 4th Avenue strip in Parkhurst. After touring the city for a bit, my friend and I decided to stop in at this restaurant as it seemed interesting and we wanted to see what it was all about. The...
The Maboneng Precinct, Fox St & Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Eat Your Heart Out is a cool corner deli with a Jewish inspired menu, located in the bustling Maboneng Precinct. This particular morning I'd met up with a friend and his family for a quick breakfast before heading onto the Market on Main, located...
73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
When you first walk into Father Coffee you may think you've teleported into a small European village, but you'll quickly find yourself at home and back in Jozi with some of their in-house brew, which can also be bought (in packaged form, of...
16, Bedfordvillage Shopping Centre, Van Buuren Rd & Nicol Road, Bedfordview, Germiston, 2008, South Africa
The Baron in Bedforview is always packed, even on a Monday night. Get there early and have a good meal before working your way to the bar. You'll find a good range of drinks to wet your whistle. I'm not usually a fan of franchise bars/restaurants,...
71 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
On this rainy afternoon that I visited, Kitchener's had the DJ on the decks mixing up a storm inside the venue, with patrons being able to browse the goods with their drinks in hand all the while being able to do a little boogie! Whether it's on...
189 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Situated in a quiet corner of the Zone in Rosebank, this quaint little coffee shop has some tall orders on its menu. With a size called "The Mother Cuppa" and a drink called the Dictator, Motherland Coffee Co.'s range of fair trade based beverages...
160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Claiming to be an architectural first for the scene, KONG boasts a new take on the ordinary South African style nightclub. KONG is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive night venues in Southern Africa, hosting celebrities such as Justin Bieber and...
Shop L43, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr 5th Street and, Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2146, South Africa
The VIP Room comes with proper clubbing experience as a backing, with previous ventures like Taboo and Cocoon Lounge before it, this venue offers only the cream of the crop to it's patrons. In the heart of the Sandton business district at the...
17 4th Ave, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa
Indulge your inner sommelier with fine wine (or whatever your taste buds desire) from the Piano Bar as the pianist skilfully dances her fingers across the keys of the grand piano, massaging your aural sense with soothing sounds that fill the air...
68 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
There's nothing quite like the feeling of having beach sand between your toes, but it does become a little challenging to get to a beach when you're in a completely land-locked province! This is where The Beach comes in with it's rooftop beach bar...
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