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Top 5 Hotspots in the City of Johannesburg, South Africa

December 09, 2016

A city that developed from a gold mining camp in 1886 to what is now known as the powerhouse and economic capital of South Africa and it is also home to the biggest man-made urban forest on the world. Johannesburg houses an array of trendy restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs. It is a place for local celebrities to hang out and be seen as well as a place for up and coming creatives and business savvy people to prosper.

All venues & event information sourced from Vibescout Johannesburg

Orbit – Home of Jazz

First established by Aymeric Péguillan and 3 other partners in 2000, the Orbit concept first started off as a small Jazz Social Club located in Troyeville.

Now that it has been reborn in Braamfontein, one of the most central suburbs of the city of Johannesburg, it has evolved and developed into an intimate atmosphere with the best possible creative expression platform for jazz musicians in Johannesburg.

Venue: 81 de Korte St, Braamfontein
Hours: Mon to Sat 4pm – 1.30am | Sun 4pm – 11pm
Tel: 011 339 6645

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The Green. Craft Bar

A unique bar and restaurant which forms part of the Benoni Country Club, is said to be the best concept to hit Benoni in years.

Locals have the privilege of taking a break from the golf course to sip on an ice cold craft beer or simply enjoy and a hearty lunch. This is the first real Craft Bar to be established in Benoni, and it hosts a number of events such as Whiskey and Craft Beer Tastings. They are also renowned for their wide selection of craft beers.

Venue: Benoni Country Club, Morris St, Morehil, Benoni
Hours: Mon Closed | Tues 9am – 9pm | Wed to Sat 11am – 12am | Sun 11am – 8pm
Tel: 084 704 2298

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Gold Reef City

One of South Africa’s top family attractions, it is reminiscent of an authentic turn-of-the-century mining town. Gold Reef City provides a multitude of experiences in one amazing destination, from A-list entertainment at the Lyric Theatre, to the best restaurants such as the famous Back O’ The Moon. Thrill seekers can get their fix of adrenaline at the exhilarating theme park or participate in some casual gambling at the casino.

Venue: Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde
Hours: Open 24hours
Tel: 011 248 5000

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Madison Avenue – Rivonia

Consisting of designer bars, luxury VIP booths, perfect sound and lighting, Stunning décor and fantastic music from commercial charts and hits from the ’90s and early 2000s. The atmosphere is simply stunning that those not paying for VIP experience feel as if they are. It is a night club that caters to all walks of life, whether you are a student, proffessional or a celebrity.

Venue: 19 Wessel Road, Rivonia
Hours: Thurs to Sat 8pm – 4am
Tel: 082 889 2386

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The Steamworks
The first pub of its kind in Johannesburg with steampunk-style furniture, brass cogs and clocks, superb gastropub food and a wide selection of craft beers. Open to anyone who would like to experience a 19th century science-fantasy inspired atmosphere in on of the trendiest suburbs in Johannesburg – Fourways. This is definitely a place for those who take advantage of the alternative and cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Venue: Forest Rd & Sunset Ave, Pine Slopes, Fourways
Hours: Mon Closed | Tues to Sat 12pm – 2am | Sun 8am – 11.30am & 12pm – 5pm
Tel: 011 467 9721

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Author: Vibescout

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