Restaurants Offering Takeaway Drinks & Alcohol Delivery

Tiger's Milk

Your favourite dude food joint is now offering delivery on beers and ciders, spirits, wine, champagne and pre-mixed cocktail kits! All Tiger's Milk alcohol sales are being powered by Norman Goodfellows, so you can rest assured that you'll be getting the finest quality delivered to your door. Plus, you pay upfront using your card details, Snapscan or Zapper, so there is limited contact when receiving your delivery. Order your favourite tipple with a juicy Tiger's Milk burger or one of their delicious fusion meals for a fabulous Friday night in.

Find your nearest Tiger's Milk branch and order online here.

Doppio Zero 

Doppio Zero launched their new reduced takeaway menu to facilitate collection and delivery services from their restaurants located around Johannesburg. Luckily, this menu includes a premium selection of drinks to pair with your favourite Doppio Zero pizza, pasta or gourmet salad. Take your pick from a six pack of Devil's Peak Lager, Castle Lite or a variety of wines from South Africa's top wineries. Alcohol orders are available from Doppio Zero on Mondays to Thursdays until 16:00 daily.

Doppio Zero restaurants will only be accepting orders via WhatsApp during lockdown. Click here to find their details and get ordering!

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Pronto Italian 

Pronto Italian Restaurant in Craighall has been hard at work during lockdown, preparing ready-made meals, deli essentials and delicious baked goods for their loyal patrons. You can now also stop by to pick up your favourite Italian-inspired restaurant dishes, wines and bubbly. Alternatively, order for delivery from Mr Delivery and Uber Eats or via the restaurant directly. Orders that include alcohol deliveries must be made a day in advance, so be sure to call ahead.

Details: The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg | (Tel) 011 447 4346 | [email protected]

Saigon Suzy 

Have you been craving the crazy, chaotic flair and flavour of Saigon Suzy? You can now enjoy their delectable range of Asian-fusion flavours at home, as well as a selection of DIY cocktails, beers, ciders, wines and potent spirits. Set up your very own karaoke station in your living room and pretend that you're right there in the thick of the Saigon Suzy madness. You can order online or via WhatsApp and the Mr Delivery or Uber Eats apps. Alcohol orders will be limited to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12:00 - 16:00.

Find your nearest Saigon Suzy branch here. 


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Masala Indian Restaurant 

What comes to mind when you think of classic North Indian cuisine? We doubt that it's perfectly paired wine. However, there is an art to pairing curries with wine, as the fine balance of flavours must pair perfectly. Nevertheless, Masala Indian Restaurant is up to the challenge! They now offer delivery on all their classic curries, as well as a full wine, spirits and cocktail menu. So settle in for an evening of experimentation, pairing off your favourite creamy curries with your choice of drinks.

Details: El Ridge Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Ridge and Elizabeth Road, Bartlett, Boksburg | (Tel) 011 894 3546 | [email protected]


Lastly, but certainly not least, we have Fireroom. The original home of flaming sushi, Fireroom's three branches are back up and stoking up those fires in level 3 lockdown. Order your choice of traditional sushi, Fireroom's signature sushi, poke bowls, pizzas, flame-grilled meats and stir fry online or via WhatsApp. Pair your dishes with a selection of red and white wines or ciders. It sounds like the perfect lockdown feast to us, how about you?

Contact your nearest Fireroom restaurant here.


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Now that you're in the hang of ordering alcohol online, check out these top alcohol ordering and delivery apps. 

*Please drink responsibly.

Get Your Favourite Inverroche Gin Delivered Right To Your Door

With the lockdown slowly easing its restrictions, let’s raise a glass to the decisiveness of our President and all South Africans for answering the call and staying home. We've all helped to #FlattenTheCurve.

During this time of social distancing, we've all found new ways to connect with our friends and family. Now, you can get your favourite Inverroche Gins delivered right to your door using one of their trusted drinks delivery partners. It’s time to toast to our resilience during this challenging time and celebrate with our number ones.

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Which One Is Your Favourite?

Inverroche Gin Amber

Infused with fynbos from the coastal region and dunes of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Amber is a rich and aromatic, amber coloured gin with fresh citrus, slight juniper, sweet toffee apples and delicate floral notes which intertwine to deliver a dry, woody finish.

Click here to see their signature serve Amber G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Amber

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Inverroche Gin Classic

Infused with fynbos from the limestone-rich soils of the low lands of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Classic is crispy and dry with upfront green, grassy juniper notes which blend seamlessly with a bouquet of soft flowers on the nose. Redolent of summer citrus, rose petals and assertive florals, delivering a clean, dry and spicy finish.

Click here to see their signature serve Classic G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Classic

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Inverroche Gin Verdant

Infused with fynbos from the mountainous terrain of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Verdant is floral and soft with a translucent golden-green hue. Delicate aromas reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile, lead to summer blooms, a touch of spice, subtle juniper, waxy lemon rind and alluring liquorice on the palate.

Click here to see their signature serve Verdant G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Verdant

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Place Your Order Online Now

Decided on which gin you'd like to have delivered to your door? Now, all you have to do is order it online and await its arrival. You can get yours delivered by one of their trusted drinks delivery partners:

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Host Your Own Wine Pairing Evening At Home

What You Will Need

Learning the art of pairing food and wine can be exceptionally tricky. If you are a complete novice, you may want to start out slowly with only a few pairings. But if you are a more seasoned wine taster, try experimenting a little with your food and wine combinations. Remember that it's all about finding balance between the sweet, salty, tangy and acidic flavours, as well as the tannins in the wine.

It's important that you balance the weight of the wine and the food you are pairing it with. No, this doesn't mean getting out your kitchen scale. Weight is the way the wine coats the inside of your mouth, whether it's light and fleeting or heavy and lingering. The general rule of thumb is that if you are eating something sweet, pair it with a sweet wine. Salty flavours and rich foods on the other hand pair better with full bodied reds.

Pairing wines with cheese is an art of sorts. Bold, pungent cheeses can be incredibly difficult to balance out. To help you navigate this minefield of tastes, we've scoured our resources for the most commonly paired wines and cheeses. Check out this comprehensive list by Top Wine SA to get on the right track. Once you've got an idea of the wines and cheeses you would like to pair together, you can begin setting up your wine tasting evening. Our personal choice would be a selection of hard and soft cheeses and a variety of white wines to pair them with, but it's totally up to you.

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Where To Get It

You don't want to invite your friends to a virtual box wine and mouldy Gouda tasting, so it's best to prepare in advance. Thankfully under level 3 lockdown, we are allowed to purchase alcohol again, so either head out to the bottle store (mask on, please) or get shopping online. We recommend the Good Wine Shop for premium Cape wines at affordable prices. It may take a few weeks for your order to arrive, so best not schedule your wine pairing evening before you have your stock on hand. Of course if you simply can't wait to have a wine tasting season, you can order good quality wines from

Now, for the cheese. You shouldn't have to go too far to find a few good cheeses (Checkers, anyone?), but if you really want to go all out, check out these top Italian delis in the city. Most of these delis should be operating in level 3 lockdown, so you can pop in for a quick look around and some helpful advice. Pick up a few packets of crunchy crackers or crisp white bread while you're out and you'll be set for a fabulous tasting.

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Learn More About Wine

There are wine lovers and there are wine lovers. If you fall into the latter category, you may want to spend some time this winter getting more clued up about your favourite tipple. There are many online courses you can do in between work and those epic Netflix binge runs. Sign up for one or two to keep entertained and well informed about your wines. You never know, you may just catapult yourself into a brand-new career as a sommelier. Here are three of the best online wine courses you can sign up for this winter:

Tops at Spar 

The Tops at Spar Wine Show was unfortunately cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, Tops has since introduced two online courses that you can take free of charge. Hosted by acclaimed wine educator, Cathy Marston, these courses cover all the basics of wine tasting in a fun and interactive way. Each session includes 30 minutes of theory, followed by an interactive practical 15 minute tasting session to get you swirling, sniffing and sipping your way through your wine collection!

New course dates are expected to be announced soon. Sign up here to avoid missing out.

Wines of South Africa

If you simply can't get enough of Cathy, sign up for the Wines of South Africa online wine course. This six module course is slightly more intense and studious, offering you a certificate of completion at the end of the course. You must score at least 80% on each module to pass, but you can go back and retake the module if you don't get it right the first time round. The course material is downloadable and it should only take an hour or two to complete each module, so you can easily fit it into your schedule.

Register to take the course here.

Cape Wine Academy 

For those of you seriously looking to get into the wine business, check out the Cape Wine Academy's online course packages. They offer both short courses and certificate wine courses, so whether you're simply interested in learning about wine for personal pleasure or for career opportunities, there should be a course for you. The Cape Wine Academy offers evening classes and one-day weekend classes to suit your schedule.

Find out more about the Cape Wine Academy's 2020 course offerings here.

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Happy wine tasting! 

Raise A Glass This World Gin Day!

Disclaimer: Please shop, drink and enjoy responsibly. Refer to lockdown regulations regarding the sale of alcohol during level 3. 

Southside Cocktail

Are you a fan of mojitos as well as gin? Then you'll definitely love this Southside Cocktail recipe. This cocktail is also known as a gin-style mojito. Also known as a mojito, gin-style. Not only is it super refreshing and delicious, but it's quite easy to make! Here's a Southside Cocktail recipe by Geoffrey Zakarian via Food Network:



  1. Combine the gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and mint sprig in a shaker.
  2. Add some ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with one mint leaf, smacked to release the oils, floating on top of the cocktail.

Quick sugar syrup recipe by BBC Good Food:


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Southside Cocktail from The Food Network by Geoffrey Zakarian.

French 75 Cocktail

Ever thought of mixing gin with champagne? You can combine these two favourites into one glass and sip away on a French 75 cocktail. It's just like a mimosa, but lighter. This is usually an absolute hit at most social gatherings, but since we're all in lockdown, there's nothing wrong with making a jug all for yourself! Take a look at this easy recipe by Amanda Formaro on Amanda's Cookin':



  1. Using a paring knife or a zester, slice peel from lemon, going all the way around to create a long spiral.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with Brut.
  4. Curl lemon peel around a wooden spoon or your finger to create a long twist.
  5. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.


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French 75 Cocktail by Amanda's Cookin'. Image by Amanda's Cookin'.

Pink Lady Cocktail

How about a pink cocktail to lift your spirits? Try this Pink Lady Gin cocktail recipe from BBC Good Food. It's perfect if you're planning a Zoom hangout with your girlfriends or simply just want to enjoy something on the sweet side.



  1. Put two cocktail glasses in the fridge to chill. Pour the gin and grenadine into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels ice-cold. Strain the mixture into a jug, discarding the ice.
  2. Tip the egg white into the shaker and pour in the gin mixture. Shake well until the egg white is frothy – you can also do this in a food processor or using a hand blender, if you like.
  3. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses.
  4. Skewer the cherries onto cocktail sticks, if using, then use to garnish the glasses along with the lemon zest, if you like.

Tip: Homemade Grenadine


Pink Lady Cocktail

Pink Lady Cocktail recipe by Miriam Nice via BBC Good Food. Image by BBC Good Food.

Spiced G&T

Not looking for a pretty cocktail? If you enjoy drinking your G&T as is with a few flavoured elements, then try this Spiced G&T from BBC Good Food. This twist on a G&T is perfect to enjoy before or after a hearty winter warmer meal and looks absolutely fabulous and refreshing.


To garnish:


  1. Put a large handful of ice in a big glass, then pour over 50ml cardamom-spiced gin.
  2. Crush 2-3 whole cardamom pods so they just split open and drop those in too.
  3. Pour over 100ml classic tonic water, then garnish with fresh or dried rose petals.


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Spiced G&T recipe by Miriam Nice via BBC Good Food. Image by BBC Good Food.

Five Mocktail Recipes To Keep You Refreshed In Lockdown

Rooibos Tea Punch 

This recipe comes courtesy of the South African Rooibos Council, so you can be sure it's been tried and tested. It's perfect for a warm autumn day out on your porch, dreaming of family braais and post lockdown freedom:



  1. Make a pot of Rooibos tea and add 15 tea bags.
  2. Add 250ml sugar to the hot Rooibos tea and let it cool.
  3. Add cold water, pineapple and apricot juice, as well as the lemon juice and bitters to taste.
  4. Enjoy chilled!


Mulled Cider With Hibiscus 

Hibiscus is known for its health properties and good amounts of vitamin C. Combined with these immune-boosting aromatics, this winter mocktail is the ultimate comfort on a cold night in lockdown:



  1. In a slow cooker or a large saucepan on the stove, add apple cider, tea bags and spices.
  2. Simmer on low heat for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and use a slotted spoon or ladle to remove mulling spices; float orange slices or cranberries on top.
  4. Enjoy!

*Mulling-Spice Blend Recipe



  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar.



Hot Not Toddy

This may not strictly be a mocktail, but what better time than now to enjoy a non-alcoholic hot toddy? Whether it's to soothe cold and flu symptoms or just as an alternative to boring old tea after dinner, this is one spicy treat.



  1. In a warm Irish coffee glass or mug, add the honey, lemon juice and spices.
  2. Top with hot, freshly brewed tea.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  5. Serve and enjoy.



Turmeric, Ginger & Grapefruit Mocktail

This fruity concoction is a real delight! Sip away while you treat yourself to a DIY pamper session or while soaking up some sun in the garden.



  1. Squeeze grapefruit to collect the juice. Grate ginger and turmeric in a glass jug and pour in grapefruit juice and 1 or 2 tablespoons honey (optional). Mix with a cocktail spoon and let sit for a few minutes to let the flavours develop.
  2. Pour juice through a strainer and discard turmeric and ginger remnants. Keep chilled in the refrigerator until serving.
  3. Rim the glasses with sugar. Add crushed ice and pour the grapefruit turmeric ginger juice over. Fill to the top (add sparkling water if you want) and garnish with a quarter slice of grapefruit.
  4. Enjoy!


Kid-Friendly Butter Beer 

This magical non-alcoholic drink is perfect for kids and adults. Inspired by the famous drink from the Harry Potter universe, it's great for movie nights in:



  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream, spices, butterscotch and softened butter.
  2. Whisk for 2 minutes to mix. You don't want to whip so long that it becomes whipped cream, but it should thicken and increase in volume slightly.
  3. Place the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes to give it a good chill.
  4. Fill a frosted glass about 2/3 full with cold vanilla cream soda.
  5. Pour the chilled butterbeer batter over the back of a spoon and into the glass. It will naturally rise to the top and float on the soda. Make this layer as thick as you like, but go slow because it will grow fast.
  6. Serve it with a straw or drink it straight from the glass.

*Butterscotch Sauce Recipe



  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar and golden syrup, and stir over a gentle heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in the cream and simmer for two minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and serve warm or cold.




Support Your Favourite Local Restaurant By Buying Vouchers To Use Post-Lockdown

Where To Buy Restaurant Vouchers 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, many restaurants have been left without a source of steady revenue. Even now, as many reopen their kitchens for home deliveries, the industry is in a dire state of affairs. However, many innovative campaigns have sprung up in reaction to these restaurants' plight, offering their loyal diners the opportunity to buy vouchers to use once lockdown has reached a stage where in-house dining is allowed:

Rally For Your Bar And Restaurant With Stella Artois

Stella Artois is backing local pubs, bars and restaurants during these difficult times by launching the Rally For Your Bar And Restaurant campaign. Their mission is to keep these vulnerable entities afloat to ensure that when COVID-19 is eventually defeated, we will be able to get back to our favourite watering holes in the city.

"Bars and restaurants are where we gather with friends and family. They're where we celebrate milestones and make memories. They're an important part of our lives, and right now, many face the prospect of closing their doors for good," they write on their website.

To prevent this from happening, Stella Artois will contribute 50% of however much you spend on a restaurant or bar voucher to use in future. You can purchase a R100, R250 or R500 voucher to show your support, and if your favourite local hangout isn't listed on their website, you can nominate them here. Here are just a few bars, restaurants and pubs already listed with the campaign:

To see the full list of bars and restaurants backed by Stella Artois, click here.

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Doppio Zero


Restaurant reservation service, Dineplan has also stepped up to the plate to help restaurants in need during lockdown. Their voucher campaign, Voucherplan, allows you to purchase food and drink vouchers from a variety of restaurants. From fast food to fine dining, you can plan your post-lockdown dining plan all in one sitting. Food vouchers range between R200 - R3 000, and at least 50% of the proceeds for each restaurant will go towards staff relief funds. Vouchers are redeemable for three years.

New restaurants are being added to the Voucherplan platform each day, but here are our top picks for the time being:

Click here to see all restaurants listed on Voucherplan.


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Say Siyabonga

Say Siyabonga is an online portal supporting restaurants, tourist venues, beauty spas and salons and a variety of other local businesses during lockdown. While we may not be able to travel between provinces currently, there is no harm in planning a much-needed road trip for when life returns to normal. With Say Siyabonga you can purchase vouchers for dining out, holiday adventures, spa trips and even family photoshoots to use at a later date. If your post-lockdown plans involve a good old pub crawl through the city, check out these voucher packages available for three of Jozi's best hangouts:

The Little Fox Gin & Cocktail Bar

Molly Malones

Founders at Giles


Little Fox Gin and Cocktail Bar

Looking for more post-lockdown adventures to enjoy? Check out these awesome inner city voucher experiences to buy now and enjoy later!

Keep strong and we'll see you out there soon, Joburg. 

Wine Down - A Showcase Of The Finest Wine

What Is It?

Wind down with a delicious wine tasting in Muldersdrift. With space limited to only 250 slots, book your ticket for the Wine Down Showcase as soon as possible. With 25 different farms and 36 wines to taste, this is not to be missed. The farms to be featured include Van Loveren Vineyards, La Motte, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Nederburg and Zonnebloem.

When Is It?

Saturday, 7 March 2020 at 14:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Summerhouse Lawns, Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are between R150 - R250 per person and can be booked on Quicket.
R150 gets you your glass and the tastings, whereas the R250 tickets include a mini cheeseboard.

Stay-over packages are also available for purchase here. Remember to use the promotional code: WINEDOWN.

For More Information

Visit their website for more information.

A Slice Of Modern Italy In Parkhurst

Modena Found Its Way To Johannesburg

Built on the pillars of  life, family and culture, Modena Italian Eatery offers a glimpse of the European lifestyle in the centre of Parkhurst. As its name suggests, Modena is inspired by the region in Italy of the same name. It brings authentic Italian dishes to the table in its purest and simplest forms - no substitutions or additives, creating an authentic Italian experience.

Vassilios Holiasmenos is the chef and owner of Modena, and prides himself in offering guests a memorable experience from farm to fork - as they put it, looking after the guests as if they were dining in his own home. Hospitality is a non-negotiable core of Modena's doctrine - with Holiasmenos living the passion and love of food, it comes as no surprise.

"A tradition of lyrical beauty, classical line, musicality, finesse, attention to detail, the warmth of spirit and the flame of dance - all the attributes necessary to make a good restaurant. And what is a professional restaurant's task, but to carry the audience into a world of fantasy and magic." - Modena Italian Eatery.

A Feast At Modena

The kitchen at Modena brings you all the Italian favourites from gnocchi to seafood - and, of course, includes everyone's favourite Neapolitan pizza and homemade pasta. Their menu has a traditional presentation, with all the dishes ordered categorically, making it easy to find your favourites. One can choose to indulge in classics, such as Arancini Porcini or Napolitana di Modena - a traditional tomato ragu served with bocconcini mozzarella over homemade pasta. For the more adventurous of taste, one can opt to try the Squid Ink Angelhair with Crab and Octopus, The Marrow or even Ostriche Fresche - fresh oysters with lemon, black pepper, Campari granita and homemade smoked Tabasco. With modern takes on Tiramisu and Panna Cotta to end off the evening, how can it be a better experience?

The Space

Nestled in the heart of Parkhurst, Modena is taking advantage of the street space to enhance the authenticity by creating European-inspired outdoor seating. The interior is a mixture of contemporary and Italian artistry. The space features a contemporary chevron pattern, created with metals on both the floors and some of the walls.


With its contemporary and classic feel, it is a space to behold. On the classical side of things, the restaurant features a sculpture created on one of the walls as an ode to the Greek and Roman gods.

"As an attribute of both Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and the chief god, Zeus, Nike was represented in art as a small figure carried in the hand by those divinities."

A nod to the purity and authenticity of the old Italian cooking traditions, a horizontal wreath-inspired piece hangs from the roof - once more creating that atmosphere of being in an authentic Italian house.

“A new space created by Vassilios Holiasmenos, Chef and Entrepreneur, Modena Italian is a beautifully unique restaurant designed specifically to focus on the things that make Italian cuisine so loved by all.” - Modena Italian Eatery.

For More Information

To find out more about Modena, visit their website at or book directly on Dineplan.

Follow them on social media for the latest news and specials:

Facebook: @eatmodena

Instagram: @modenaitalian

Festival De Mexico

What is it?

Doritos and Pepsi, in association with SOL and 5FM, brings you yet another Mexican Fiesta at Montecasino. As with the seven instalments before, this one promises to also be filled with delicious food, great music and all the tequila you can drink (even if you can't get past one). To spice it up some more, Doritos will be launching their newest flavour - what will it be?

Besides artists performing, other entertainment to be expected are face painting, pyrotechnics show, SA's Hottest Chilli Eating Competition and a Penta Showdown - all of this can be enjoyed with a cocktail or tequila in hand

The line-up will be announced on 10 February 2020.

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 May 2020, from 12:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 2055, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Costs are R120 - R250 per person, and are available from 11 February 2020 here.

For More Information

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Copper Bar Mexican Bash

What Is It?

Come and enjoy Human Rights Day with a Mexican fiesta at Copper Bar! Join them in celebrating their most anticipated annual event like the Mexicans do.

When Is It?

Sunday, 21 March 2020, from 16:00.

Where Is It?

Copper Bar, 2 Payne Road, 2191 Bryanston, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R110 per person, and are available on Howler.

For More Information

Visit the Copper Bar Facebook page or the Facebook event for more information.

Corona Beach - Johannesburg

What is it?

One of Jozi's hottest new venues are being invaded by Corona Beach - and they're bringing international artists with them while doing so! With sunny beach moments in the middle of the city - this is sure to be an event to remember. Come and join in the fun with ice cold Coronas and incredible artists. #ThisIsLiving

No under 18's allowed.

Being a Howler event - it's cashless. Ensure to top up on the website to avoid queues on the day.

When Is It?

Sunday, 29 March 2020, starting at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Altitude Beach, Fourways Boulevard, Sandton, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets range from R350 - R550 per person, and are available here.

For More Information

Visit Corona's Facebook page for more information and the Facebook event for schedules.

Learn The Art Of Home Brewing With National Food Products

National Food Products has been in the industry of home brewed beer, wine and cheese for 56 years. Situated in suburban Emmarentia, the NFP Home Brewer's Shop is a must-visit for foodie hipsters with an interest in making their very own fermented favourites. While it may seem a bit outdated, brewing your own beer or wine is not only far more affordable than continually stocking up at the supermarket, but you can customise your brew to your exact preferences. This healthier and more personalised way of wining and dining is sure to be one of the biggest food trends of the new decade, as people become more aware of their carbon footprint. So, check out the NFP Home Brewer's Shop as soon as you can to get started on becoming a true backyard brewer.

Beer And Wine

Beer brewing is steeped in a long tradition of homemade ales made by wives and daughters. Only in recent times has this preserve become commercially produced. So, why not embrace the 'good old ways' and get yourself a beer brewing starter kit from the NFP Home Brewer's Shop? They stock a wide range of local and imported hops, malt grains and extracts, yeast and all the equipment you need to get started. And even if you have never so much as brewed a cup of coffee before, their crew of experts are always on hand to show you the ropes.

Wine making has gone on even longer than beer. As an age-old family tradition, this is an art that can take years to perfect. However, the NFP Home Brewer's Shop can provide you with all you need to begin your journey. From recipes to tips on acid testing, this store is an amateur winemaker's dream come true.

NFP Home Brewer's Shop

As an added bonus, the NFP Home Brewer's Shop deliver nationwide. So, once you have become fully acquainted with all the ingredients and equipment you need, they can deliver right to your door! All you need to do is send an email to [email protected] detailing your selection of items from their price list, together with the address to which you would like them to send your order and a contact telephone number. What could be simpler?

An Introduction To Cheese Making

If, like us, you have always dreamed of making your own soft, gooey brie or crumbly cheddar, then the NFP Home Brewer's Shop has something marvelous in store for you. Their Introduction To Cheese Making Course takes place throughout the year, offering you the chance to learn all you can about sterilization methods, cultures and enzymes, different types of milk, curds and whey, soft and hard cheese and the best storage methods for your cheese. There is also a series of demonstrations to help you make your own sample cheese. The course cost comes with the cheese making starter kit as well, so you can take what you've learned and repeat it at home.

Keep an eye on their Facebook events page for dates and times of the Introduction To Cheese Making Course.

For More Information 

Visit the NFP Home Brewer's Shop website for more information about their products.

Details: 93 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg | (011) 646-9022/9173

Bar Ber BlackSheep, Have You Any Wool?

Living in a fast paced city means we are always looking for a simpler, straightforward and convenient way to do things. A place that offers all this is Bar Ber BlackSheep.

Any Wool?

Bar Ber BlackSheep has no wool. But this barber, situated on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Street in Parkwood, has combined the best of three worlds - hair care, delicious drinks and great entertainment.

Bar Ber BlackSheep is changing the game, bringing something fresh to the table with their adjoined bar.

Bar Ber BlackSheep

Why This Spot?

Apart from the adjoining bar, this barber is one of the coolest hair care spots in the city.

The interior offers an inviting look and feel with welcoming touches like the chequered tiles and warm colours bringing the space together.

Bar Ber BlackSheep

What's On Offer?

The Snips

The barber shop has a professional team who are the snip masters, giving Joburg fresh and modern haircuts.

They offer more than just haircuts. Bar Ber BlackSheep also offers wet and dry shaves as well as male grooming.

This is the perfect spot for gents, and ladies, to treat themselves to top class hair care.

The Drinks And Eats

Bar Ber BlackSheep also offers a variety of delicious delights, light meals and drinks.

The bar area is well stocked with some generous options for you to find your perfect drink, including some smokey beverages to pair with a fine cigar.

Bar Ber BlackSheep

The Entertainment

Once a month, this barber and bar hosts live unplugged performances, with up-and-coming artists and DJs.

With the versatile music and diverse artists, this spot is giving neighbouring Rosebank a run for their money.

Bar Ber BlackSheep

If you are looking for a vibrant spot for your next event, then Bar Ber BlackSheep is the perfect spot for you.

The After Shave

Pop in at this spot for your next cut and after shave drink.

Order Your Favourite Wines, Spirits And Mixers Online!

*Please note that these delivery services will only be available after 1 June 2020, and may be limited due to Level 3 lockdown regulations. 

Why Alcohol Delivery?

In this fast-paced modern world, most people are looking for ways to save their time and energy. Between balancing work, family and numerous forms of entertainment, there are simply not enough hours in the day to achieve everything you want. Any service that helps us manage our chores is bound to gain some traction, especially if it manages to do so in a comfortable and effective way.

This has never been more true than in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of us may be returning to work in level 3 lockdown, online shopping is going to become more of a necessity than ever. Limit your time spent at the store and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by purchasing your alcohol online to enjoy after a long day's work. Here are some of the best online alcohol ordering and delivery services to check out once level 3 lockdown kicks off: is a mobile app available in South Africa, offering delivery to your door in 60 minutes. The app is an on demand delivery service specifically catering for alcohol and other drinks and mixers. However, their delivery service is limited to Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Nevertheless, it is super simple to find out whether they deliver to your area. All you have to do is download the app, set your location and a notification will appear telling you if is available in your area or not! 

How does it work?

First download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android, then follow the steps and enjoy your online shopping experience. The app operates on a cashless basis, requiring users to register an address and credit card details which will be charged automatically once an order has been delivered.

The speedy delivery of 60 minutes depends on traffic conditions. Your alcohol selection is purchased directly from retailers in your area.

How much do they charge?

The company only charges R45.00 per delivery, plus a R15 service fee.

For more information

Email them at [email protected] for more information.

If you're all about wine, then turn to for fast, efficient delivery. This proudly South African company has been around since 1996, promoting South African wines and helping wine lovers find their perfect match. delivers nationwide, offering premium wines at an affordable price.

How does it work?

Shop online at to find a selection of world-class wines and champagnes from South Africa's most renowned wineries. Add your choice of red or white to your cart and proceed to checkout. From here you will be directed to a secure server where you can make payment via credit card or direct payment.

How much do they charge?

Delivery charges differ according to your location in relation to the winery you are buying from. 

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.


The Good Wine Shop

How about a curated, seasonal collection of the Cape's best wines? The Good Wine Shop delivers across the country, bringing you specialty wines that you wouldn't normally find at your average liquor store. No more mulling around the store trying to decide what to pair with your steak dinner. The Good Wine Shop does it all for you! Their online store also hosts regular specials on premium wines, so get shopping.

How does it work?

Visit The Good Wine Shop website to browse through their collection. Here you can also read up on the up and coming wineries in the Cape winelands, how to pair your wines and top picks for the season.

How much do they charge?

Delivery is free for orders over R1 500. You should receive your order within three to five days of payment.

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.


If you thought that Netflorist was only about flowers, you were mistaken. Their delivery service includes fine alcohols, including limited edition and specialty wines, whiskies and bubbly. But, that's not all! Netflorist takes alcohol delivery to the next level with their custom gift packages, bringing together the finer things in life to spoil yourself or someone special. Netflorist also offers nationwide, next day delivery, perfect for those last-minute gifts and sweet surprises.

How does it work?

Browse Netflorist's selection of fine beverages here. Add your chosen gift to your shopping basket and proceed to checkout, where you can pay by debit/credit card or through various mobile banking applications.

How much do they charge?

Their standard delivery fee is R89.95. 

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.

alcohol really is a one-stop shop for all your household needs. Their online store sells a range of local and international wines, gins, whiskies and ciders. With brands like Bavaria, The Duchess, Van Loveren, Ginologist and Darling Cellars in their stock, offers something for every taste.

How does it work?

Register on the website or download their app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and then browse through their liquor section online. Make your selection from their wide range of products and proceed to checkout. Pay with your debit or credit card, PayFast, eBucks or Discovery Miles.

How much do they charge?

Standard delivery is free on orders over R450. Click here to see all their delivery rates and options.

For more information

Visit the Help page to track your order.

Frost Popsicles

We all need a touch of whimsy in our lives, even when it comes to our choice of drink. Frost Popsicles is South Africa's first stockist of a premium range of alcoholic popsicles (ice lollies to us). With nine fantastic flavours, Frost Popsicles caters to every kind of palate. Plus, most of their delicious icy treats are dairy-free and vegan-friendly. However, the best part about their offering is that they deliver direct to your door. So, the next time you are in the mood to throw a cool backyard beach party, give them a call!

How does it work?

Simply select a product at the Frost Popsicles online store. Once you have the product in your cart, you will be able to review everything in your order and proceed to checkout. They use a secure payment gateway (PayGate) to process your online payment. Thereafter, a qualified staff member will contact you (within 24 hours of placing your order) to process your delivery further.

How much do they charge?

The final product pricing displayed on the website includes the delivery fee. They deliver up to 50km from their head offices in Sandton.

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.


Please drink responsibly! 

**You must be 18 years and older to use these services.

Visit Cafe Hemingway's For A Personalised High Tea Experience

Cafè Hemingway's At First Glance

Cafè Hemingway's is situated within an unassuming shopping centre in Kyalami. However, this New York style bistro, bar and patisserie is anything but ordinary. Upon entrance, you immediately pick up the vibe of the place - a space for intimate conversation with old friends, brimming with the glow of satisfied customers. There is an outdoor seating area should you be in need of a little fresh air or some fair Joburg sunshine. But, the real magic takes place inside.

Drink Me

Firstly, the bar is a marvel. Aptly named Bar Hemingway's, this handmade copper bar is stocked with over 140 different whiskies from all over the world, including Japan, India and Ireland. The bar team offer tastings and food pairings at your request. And, if you aren't a fan of whisky, they offer rum, wine or champagne tasting experiences.

Cafe Hemingways

Eat Me

Bar Hemingway's also boasts an impressive gastro pub menu. Their most notable dishes include the Atticus Finch platter (think gourmet cheeses, cold meats & smoked salmon, served with assorted pickled vegetables & fresh baked artisan bread). If you are looking for something more filling, try out one of their gourmet burgers. The 'Whopper Toppa' features a massive real beef patty and a variety of perfectly paired toppings with shoestring fries.

Alternatively, ask for the bistro menu, which is a little more fine dining. The restaurant's in-store specials change daily depending on what their team of chefs source at organic markets. Pop in for one of their famous breakfast delights - pancakes dripping with mascarpone cheese and fresh fruit, or a full English breakfast. Or, take that special someone on a one-of-a-kind date night. Indulge in authentic ceviche (Efrain - served with citrus quinoa, micro coriander & fresh chillies), while sipping on fine wine under romantic incandescent light.

Cafe Hemingway's

Whopper Toppa at Cafe Hemingway's

Personalised High Tea 

While Cafè Hemingway's savoury menu is a treat to behold, their dessert selection is where they really shine. You could opt to visit the restaurant and enjoy a few sweet delights off their pre-set menu. Or, you could go all out and contact them to craft a personalised high tea for yourself and up to 10 friends. The cafès high tea experience is centered around an old-fashioned sensibility - that high tea is an event which should be slowly savoured. Nevertheless, their master pâtissier's are happy to custom design the menu for your high tea event. And, while they do root themselves in classic pastry making, their contemporary creations often break the mould (quite literally).

There are a selection of themes to choose from for your customised high tea event. Opt for the Alice In Wonderland experience, or the Isobel high tea for a classic and romantic event. If you are more of a rabble rousing tea lover, go for the Great Gatsby themed party or the Run for the Roses experience - a Kentucky themed high tea. Your menu will be planned according to your chosen theme and any dietary specifications you may have. Hemingway's will also bake you a custom birthday cake to accompany your tea if you so wish.

Behind Closed Doors Lies A Sleeping Wonderland

As a closing note, we have to mention the special secret high tea venue tucked neatly away behind the main restaurant area. What looks like a simple bookcase adorned with hardback covers, is actually a set of sliding doors. The doors open onto a private dining area, featuring a large wooden table, able to seat up to 10 guests. Book lovers will be amazed by the wonderment of this room. Secret high tea surrounded by books... what could be better?

Cafe Hemingway's

High tea at Cafe Heimngway's

For More Information

For more information about Cafè Hemingway's, visit their website or Facebook page. 

Details: Kyalami Down Shopping Centre, R55 Cnr Kyalami Blvd & Kyalami Main Rd, Johannesburg | 011 466 0195 | [email protected]

Poetry Session Spots In The City

Joburg Theatre

Joburg Theatre is known for hosting the best theatre events, from music to plays and poetry sessions. When it comes to poetry, take it from us when we say they bring out the best wordsmiths in the biz. We recommend that you check out their Poetry Dot Slam sessions, where 12 poets selected from the 2018 CSP Workshop programme will be battling it out to win the title of "Queen or King of the Mic" for the month. At the end of the year, the monthly winners will compete against each other for the title of Gauteng Provincial Slam Champion.

Details: | 011 877 6800 | [email protected] | Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The Living Room: Maboneng

The Living Room in Maboneng is considered the hub of all things fun and creative, and this includes some incredible poetry sessions every now and then. The Living Room entices curiosity, encourages exploration and gives one the feel of togetherness, making it the perfect space to enjoy the art of the word. Be on the look out for any other poetry sessions taking place in the area.

Details: | 084 529 9006 | Living Room, 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg.

The Orbit

According to us, The Orbit is the godfather of poetry sessions and all things entertainment. The venue comes to life every time poetry sessions are in motion, allowing people to connect and share their art, whether through live performances of music or poetry. The Orbit is situated in Braamfontein, and we all know that there is never a shortage of fun places to visit when you are in and around that hood. Make The Orbit your next cultural entertainment destination! Click here to find all the events they have in store for you.

Details: 011 339 6645 | The Orbit, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

P.O.P Art

Art is a beautiful thing; it enables those who dare to dream an opportunity to taste the beauty of a life, whether through music, a play or poetry. P.O.P Art is a place that allows the art of poetry its space. This is the place for deep monologues and dialogues and is a safe haven for all those who are willing to share their words with the masses. Get tangled in some amazing poetic performances.

Details: | 083 245 1040 | POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg.

Current State Of Poetry

With a Facebook profile that reads "A South African Poetry House with the primary mission of building a stable and sustainable poetry industry," it's clear what this place is about. Here, poetry is passionately embraced, and poetry events are hosted at different venues. Visit their Facebook page to find out about upcoming gigs.

Details: | 081 573 2582 | 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg.


Since 2010, WordNSound has been bringing audiences some of the best young poets South Africa has to offer. They've also hosted international poets and launched a digital store where poets can sell their work. WordNSound will be hosting monthly poetry competitions at Bridge Books in the Joburg CBD, and they invite poetry lovers to join them as they enable poets to express their creativity. Check them out on Facebook page, because they have amazing poetry sessions lined up.

Details: | Facebook page

Which other Poetry session spots do you know of around the city? Comment down below!

Great Gin & Tonic Joints In Joburg

Social on Main – Bryanston

Social on Main in Bryanston is a fantastic spot if you’re looking to hang out with your mates and sip on unique and interesting cocktails and concoctions. Try anything from their Social G&T menu and up your gin game. The Strawberry & Vanilla G&T is fabulous! If you’re looking for a little freshness, try the Mint & Cherry that combines sweet and sour with mint.

Workshop 55 – Parktown North

If you’re looking to sip and sample your way through one of the widest selections of gin in the city, then Workshop 55 is where you need to be. They are known for blending interesting and tantalising gin infusions, as well as offering a few rare finds into the mix. Not only do they bring guests the best in gin, but they also have some high-quality tonics, such as Fentimans and Fever-Tree, to enhance your gin experience.

Kream – Mall of Africa, Midrand

There was a big hype about Kream when it opened - with great food, attentive service and a great atmosphere, it's no wonder. It’s ideal for a special occasion dinner or if you simply want to enjoy a grapefruit gin with a few friends after an afternoon of shopping at the Mall of Africa. So, if you haven’t been yet, make a stop at this trendy spot when you’re in the area.

011 Dainfern by The Baron – Sandton

Trendy and upmarket with a dash of steampunk, 011 Dainfern is a gin bar that caters to everyone. Not only is their gin menu impressive and interesting, offering a variety of flavours, blends, crafts and cocktails, but their food is also worth indulging in. If you’re looking for a cool after-work drink spot to meet up with friends or want to miss the traffic on the way home, 011 Dainfern is just the venue.

Tonic – Linden

One of our favourite suburbs has just become a lot cooler. Al La Bouffe (that French restaurant opposite Red Pepper Productions) in Linden has added a gin bar to its shop floor. It's called Tonic and makes use of top Joburg mixologists to bring you the very best concoctions in the latest booze craze to hit SA. But, and this is a big but, the cocktails are a bit on the expensive side, so be sure to visit Tonic in Linden after payday.

Gin and Tonic in Joburg

The Countess – Melville

Next on our list is The Countess in Melville. Since this area is becoming one of the coolest hangouts for the young and young at heart, it’s only fitting to add this contemporary bar to the mix. As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice the steampunk look and feel, making it a hip and trendy spot to chill on a Friday night. Their bar is stocked with a wide collection of craft beers and gins, so you’re most certainly going to find something to sip on.

Time Anchor Distillery – Maboneng

Though it's not quite open to the public, we need to include this on our list. Time Anchor Distillery makes vodka, rum and gin right in the heart of the city. This small-batch distillery does, however, host tours of their factory where patrons can experience all of the spirits they create. If you're into gin then this is the place for you. Gather the gang and book yourself a tasting experience at Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng.

The Artisan – Greenside

If you ever find yourself on the Greenside strip craving a gin and tonic, then pay The Artisan a visit. The spot we once knew as Gin has now become the latest craft beer and meet-up point on the strip, so you can expect everything from tasty cocktails and delicious food to a rocking atmosphere as well as some gin jars! Pop in to see how much this venue has changed.

Gin and Tonic in Joburg

By Kim Brown and Shawn Greyling

Special thanks to Samantha Snedorf

Poison City Craft Beer Is Headed To Johannesburg

Bad ass craft brewing company Poison City is on its way to Jozi and will arrive in the beginning of September 2016. The Durban based brewery was found by two friends, Greame and Andre who grew up with surfboards under their arms and punk rock blaring through the stereo. The energy and freedom found in riding waves and listen to fast music has been channelled into the suds they create. What started out as a hobby soon evolved into something beyond business and beyond passion - a lifestyle.

The Johannesburg launch party took place at the Banister Hotel. Greame and Andre brought Durban street artist Shaun Oakley, AKA Damn Vandal along to tag up Braamfontein. After the tasting of Poison City's beer guests were lead into the Banister's basement where another Durbanite was waiting. Comedian John Vlismas tossed a couple of insults around, made people laugh and called it a night.

There are currently two exceptionally well crafted Poison City Brewing brews on the market – The Bird, our light-malt, thirst quenching session lager; and The Punk Rocker, our English pale ale. For more information check out Poison City's official website.

Have you tried Poison City's brew? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

By Shawn Greyling

Top Gay Bars In Joburg


If you're looking for a vibrant bar with great food and music dating back to the 70s, then Ratz is definitely the place to go. Known for being famously gay-friendly, you can expect superb table service, takeaways, parties and everything awesome. And there are different specials and events lined up on different nights of the week. On Tuesdays, it's buy-one-get-one-free on select shots, Wednesdays are karaoke nights, Thursdays is buy-one-get-one-free on select beers and on Fridays and Saturdays, they host Decades of Hits parties.

Details: Ratz Bar | 011 482 2414 | [email protected] | 9 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

Beefcakes Johannesburg

If Beefcakes isn't one of the first names that comes to mind when you think of gay bars, then you are certainly not going out enough! Rectify that as soon as possible by checking out this dazzling bar located in Illovo. You can also look forward to fun drag shows and camp cabaret – definitely something worth sussing out. And not only that, they have some of the best burgers in the city!

Details: Beefcakes | 011 447 5266 | [email protected] | 198 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.

Babylon – The Bar

For a small cover charge, you'll be experiencing a colourful explosion of culture and fascinating people. Gay, lesbian, straight or trans – everyone is welcome at Babylon for a night of dancing, trance music, hot barmen and delicious drinks! If you're looking for a more exclusive affair, you can even book out the VIP section for a private event.

Details: Babylon - The Joburg Bar | 083 993 8205 | [email protected] | Illovo Muse Centre, 198 Oxford Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.


Priscilla's is the relative new kid on the block at Illovo Muse, where both Beefcakes and Babylon are located. Inspired by the film Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert, this cocktail bar and restaurant offers weekly themed evenings. Come through for Choice Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Tequila Thursday, FriGay, Cocktail Saturday and Drunch Sundays! This is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to the pink neighbourhood.

Details: Priscilla's | 081 562 6419 | [email protected] | Illovo Muse Centre, 198 Oxford Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg.

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Trouble Bar

Are you in the mood for some trouble? Not the bad kind, but just the fun? Then Trouble Bar is most certainly the place you need to go. Known as the 'back to basics' gay bar, Trouble is located in Randburg. Here, you can look forward to awesome music, handsome men and great drinks! What more could you possibly ask for?

Details: Trouble Bar | 082 875 9230 | [email protected] | Corner Rabie Road and Republic, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Xai Xai Lounge

If you feel like some Portuguese or Mozambican cuisine while mingling in a gay-friendly setting, then Xai Xai Lounge in Melville on 7th Avenue is a definite must-visit. Also known as a Mozambican Shebeen, the lounge is very cosy, comfortable and welcoming. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, pop in any time of the day!

Details: Xai Xai | 011 482 6990 | [email protected] | 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

gay bars

The Gay Club SA

Finding a safe and welcoming space to enjoy yourself on a Saturday evening can be tricky when you live in the East of Johannesburg. Thankfully, there is a haven on Northrand Road in Boksburg, which is strictly hate-free and welcomes one and all to have a good time. The Gay Club SA hums on Friday and Saturday nights, as the LGBT+ community streams in to let go of their worries and dance the night away. You'll want to dress to impress to fit in here, so get out those cha cha heels and false eyelashes!

Details: The Gay Club SA | 081 543 5588 | [email protected] | Corner Gibb & North Rand Road, Boksburg, Gauteng.

People Like Us

Our final feature on this list of the best gay bars in Jozi is the People Like Us Pub. Also located in the East Rand, this LGBT+ friendly venue offers Thursday karaoke nights, as well as drag entertainment. Open seven days a week, this is a definite must-visit for midweek drinks with friends or Friday night shooters.

Details: People Like Us Pub | 082 571 6266 | 343 Kingfisher Ave, Sunward park, Sunward Palms Shopping Centre, Boksburg, Gauteng.

Do you know of any other fabulous gay bars not mentioned above? Let us know about them below! And, while you're at it, check out our article on LGBT+ friendly restaurants in Joburg

Indoor Food & Craft Beer Market

What Was It?

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon sipping on indoor craft beer and enjoying some mouthwatering foods including, organic free range meats, chilli sauces, biltong, coffee and desserts. Not only that, but you can also take a stroll around the market that offers clothing, accessories, handmade wooden items and so much more. There’s something for the whole family!

Where Was It?

Market On High, 6 High Road, 1505 Brentwood Park, Gauteng, South Africa

When Was It?

Sunday, 07 August 2016 at 10:00  - 15:00

How Much Was It? 


For more information, click here! 

Ever attended this event? Then be sure to leave your comment down below!