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After The Sunset In Joburg

Posted on November 13, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment



For a vibrant night out scene at Johannesburg, you should get to its suburbs. Suburbs like Rosebank, Rivonia, Melville and Norwood have bars, clubs and pubs oozing out on their streets. Melville for instance has Catz Pajamas, a 24 hour restaurant-cum-pub. In the Central Business District, Newtown is gaining grounds as a favourable night out area.

Eating out is a viable option here in Johannesburg, with restaurants and hotels suiting the budgets of all kinds.

Bars and Pubs

Johannesburg barsJohannesburg has a number of bars, night clubs and pubs that have some great music and cool DJs. Black Steer is a popular sports bar in Rosebank Mall with an efficient service. Interestingly, it has a quiz night on Wednesdays. The Radium Beer Hall with live Jazz and vintage posters such as that of pre-war soccer team has good food and a comfortably decent pub. It is the one of the oldest bars around. The Pappas on the Square is a place for a Greek menu, with a good collection of wine. Cool Runnings and Ratz bar are other good bars in Johannesburg.

The Rock in Soweto is a large bar on the roof with music like kwaito and jazz as well as a dance floor. For a game of pool and rock music with your drink, you could check out The Bohemian Bar.

Again, it would be a good idea to grab two free drinks At SAB world of beer, at Newtown for the tour of the SAB Miller Beer Museum. Back2basix is another bar with a good stock of drinks and live musical performances.

Clubs

Pretty much free from licensing laws, the clubs of this city open up late and are lively till morning. Monsoon Lagoon at Emperor’s Place Casino, Kempton Park is one up market club with professional dancers and lavish ambience. Buzz9 and the Tokyo Star are two of the trendy night clubs in Melville. Other interesting clubs include the Horror Café in Newtown that offers African music on weekends and Carfax, if you are up for beer and also rave parties.

For some live music and good drink to lift up your mood, you should check out The Bassline that has Jazz and blues music and local live bands, The Songwriter’s club at Carr Street that features hip-hop artists and the Kippies with good Jazz nights.

The Radium Beer Hall too hosts musical nights four times in a week. The Manhatton club at Rivonia has a ladies only cocktail bar among the 8 of its bars.

The city has some gay clubs as well like Simply blue, open during the day-time as well.

Simply Blue is a day-time bar, converting into a club Fridays and Saturdays, playing anything and everything. Rec room is another gay club with luxury service like Jacuzzi bath.

Restaurants and Hotels

Westcliff hotelOne of the really posh restaurants of Johannesburg is Gastronomic at Westcliff hotel that’s carved at the top of the cliffs. With a colonial décor, the place is good for a nice Sunday brunch, hot buffet which include egg Benedict, and cold buffet which include French oysters, smoked salmon among a variety of other mouth-watering items.  Le Canard with its timeless menu that includes drunken chicken is another good place for a luxury dinner. With a rich décor, Dino’s at the Bedford Shopping centre here has some good African and French cuisines.

In what was previously a mansion is Linger Longer at Sandton is another good place for a pricey dinner outing offering a romantic ambience.

Apart from these, there are restaurants that are pocket friendly and yet offering a good service. Giles with a cozy pub and Moyo Melrose Arch with a beautiful African décor and a wide range of African dishes like the Kenyan Samaki Kavu are few such restaurants in the city.

For some spicy dinner, you could check out Rodizio Bedfordview and try its specialties like Rodizo and Mozambique platter. There are bands and Latin American dancers as well, to entertain the guests.

Among some good hotels here are Backpackers Ritz within a walking distance from Hyde Park corner Mall and Stayeasy Eastgate, both quite affordable for travelers.  For those who wander around the world with a lot of money, there are luxury hotels like Palazzo Montecasino, Hotel Gold Reef City and Sunnyside Park Hotel.

Johannesburg has a good range of options for crazy to modest night outs and the venues for the same ensure you get comfort as well as entertainment to make your trip to the city a pleasure.

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