Live Music

Artivist 

Artivist holds a very exciting secret - the Untitled Basement.

Untitled Basement hosts amazing musical experiences that have been taking Braamfontein by storm. Bringing in some of the most talented artists in the country, this spot is a must-visit!

If live music is what you are looking for, then this is the spot for you. For the perfect night out, start off your evening with a delicious meal at Activist and then head down to Untitled Basement for some live music. Check out the lineup by following their Instagram page and get your ticket to a fantastic evening out.

Check out more about Artivist and Untitled Basement here.

Address: 7 Reserve Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Benjamin Jephta Quintet plays Untitled Basement, Saturday 25th January, Jephta will perform music from his acclaimed debut release 'Homecoming' featuring Marcus Wyatt on trumpet, Kenan Arendse on Guitar, Bokani Dyer on piano and Sphelelo Mazibuko on drums. Book at Quicket. Link in bio

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Dining Experience

Zwipi Underground Bar

Zwipi Underground Bar is part of the Thunder Walker umbrella and is situated in the bustling Gandhi Square. Hidden in a bus depot, Zwipi offers a unique dining experience.

This exciting restaurant and bar offers a distinctive take on dining out, it is unexpected and completely worth it.

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Last night we ate mopani worms in an old, abandoned underground bank vault. It was spectacular. The setting, the stories and the experience was beyond my expectations. @joburgplaces has created an awesome immersion right on our doorsteps. If you want to understand what makes Jozi, Jozi, do yourself a favour and book an experience at Zwipi Underground. #johannesburg #meltingpot #food #experience

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Zwipi is open Thursday to Saturday nights from 7pm, but do call for confirmation as they are sometimes booked out for events.

This is a historic venue with a unique atmosphere.

Address: 110 Fox Street, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Art & More

Victoria Yards

Victoria Yards hosts many epic events in the city. This spot comes alive with diverse art, fashion and celebrations.

Check out their social media pages to see what they will be hosting. Our favourite is their monthly market.

Address: 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Want more? Check out our vibrant places in Joburg article.

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Do you know of any other unique venues in the city? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

Johannesburg is the place where many people from around the country come to explore the endless opportunities and make a better living. Not only is the inner city a place of opportunities but a place where all the vibrant places are. So we are going to explore the gems hidden in the city.

Joburg is a vibrant city where the who's who are and hustlepreneurship is what everyone strives for, but what's work and no play?

Work And Play

The Joburg CBD has blurred the lines from the stereotypical business district to being a places where people flock to enjoy the hidden beauties that grace the fast paced inner city. The city is packed with authentic concepts that draw people in to come and have fun.

What used to be a place known for song and dance turned dry for the longest time, but the places we are going to explore today brought the city back to life. We absolutely love and cannot wait to share the good vibes.

Let's explore the amazing places that the vibrant for city has to offer us.

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1Fox

1Fox is one of the most authentic venues in town, this place draws in many people to events that are hosted at their raw, beautiful precinct.

At 1Fox, you will get to enjoy diversity at its best. You can grab a bite of the most amazing food from their market or the international award winning - Urbanology. Maybe finish that off by exploring the different brews at Mad Giant.

The place boasts with all kinds of art, visual, culinary and sometimes performing arts at the Fox Junction Venue.

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Thunder Walker 

This collaboration has to be the best thing that has ever happened to Gandhi Square. Zwipi Underground and  Scatterlings are part of the Thunder Walker umbrella.

This vibrant venue brings different people together - people who love a great ambience and good food to be part of a unique experience

Thunder Walker brings a full authentic dining and bar experience in a historic venue that will wow you with its nostalgic beauty.

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Rand Club

The Rand Club is one of the most beautiful spaces that grace the Johannesburg CBD.

From the moment you walk into this venue, you will see spontaneous collaborations of something new and old. The building itself will give you wistful nostalgia - think Great Gatsby.

The club house boasts with an impeccable venue, beautiful accommodation and a lovely restaurant and bar. This venue is a must visit, the vintage architecture carries brings the place together beautifully.

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One Eloff

One Eloff is a building that brings a combination of loft apartments, market, art showcase and awesome entertainment.

As the name suggests, this vibrant place is situated on Eloff Street, you won't miss the colourful corner building. Some days you will find the groovy Feel Good Series on their rooftop, with some of Mzansi's talented artists performing.

This is one of the most vibrant places in the CBD that you need to pay a visit, might even find yourself living there.

And there is a taste of the Johannesburg inner city has to offer. Let's go out and explore Jozi.

The Ultimate Concoction And Where To Find It?

Once upon a time, in the city of Joburg were treasures hidden, creating a world of mystery and transcendence of what would be an amazing night between you and a sexy, tasty drink. If there's one thing that South Africans do really well, it's have a good party. Jozi has become one of the hippest and trendiest places to go to with the new restaurants, precincts markets and events, to name but a few.

The Joburg is becoming the one city that everybody wants to flock to. It has drastically changed from being that unsafe place to being where everybody wants to party. It is not surprising that people have found an interest in it as amazing spots just keep popping up like mysterious hidden gems. We are always searching for something new and found just the thing for your journey, filled with mysterious electric vibes.

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Zwipi Underground Bar

Zwipi Bar is situated in what could be known as a bus depot where some Joburg residents catch the bus. Now, this spot is home to Zwipi, a new and spontaneous bar. This bar is part of a collective called Thunder Walker, which includes a restaurant. So we won't be going hungry.

We love architecture and this has to be one of the most beautiful buildings. And it houses an amazing concept. Just a side note, this spot is open Thursday to Saturday nights from 7pm but please do call for confirmation as the place can sometimes be booked.

If you're looking for a place that serves the best wash downs with a unique atmosphere in an unexpected spot, this is it.
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Sin + Tax

In Rosebank, sits a mysterious and electric bar with a secret door that opens up a world full of spontaneity, creativity and unique mixology. Sin + Tax is situated on Bolton Street. The passage, as you walk through, adorns an amazing work of art on the huge wall. At the end of the passage, lies the secret door.

The one thing that stands out is the uniform, the vibe and the mixologists. Everyone is speckled with tattoos and shades of black. The raw and inspired look fits in perfectly with mystery, like something out of a movie. The secret door leads to an underworld with the hottest party. Although your pockets may need to be a little bit deep, the drinks are worth it - they are mind blowing. Definitely a must visit!
Mzansi, the world is your oyster now let's discover something new!

How To Put Your Head In The Game

If you (like me) are always on the hunt for great and amazing deals, and if the thrift store is your happy place, then you've stumbled onto the right article, as this is your guide to all the amazing thrift stores around Johannesburg. We've looked far and beyond for the best places to hunt for a fab find or two.

Macklemore's Thrift Shop song

Bounty Hunters Charity Shop

Where: Bounty Hunters Charity Shop, 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

They are not only an incredible thrift store, they are also doing it for a great cause. This is a charity shop that depends solely on donations, so if you aren't buying do a good deed by donating a few items you no longer have use for. They support 30 charity organisations, some of which are dependants on this shop. Recently they have extended their reach to people and their pets in neighbouring communities who are financially stressed. So, at least you know your money is going to great, helpful and meaningful reasons.

For more information click here!

TWECO The Curiosity Shop

Where: 225 Beyers Naudé Drive, Northcliff, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Support this beautiful cause whose mission is to assist and promote a variety of registered charity organisations by offering a retail facility for their donated items through affiliation with them. This store will sure tickle your fancy in more ways than one, because you will find everything you want from antique items such as clothes, house decor, furniture, books, handbags, shoes, kitchen ware and many more.

For more information click here!

TWECO The Curiosity Shop

Junkie Charity Store

Where: 77th Street, Melville, Johannesburg.

Next time you find yourself around Melville and looking for some great deals, be sure to pop by at the Junkie Charity Store. They were established in 2010 and they sell secondhand items, but hold on don't let the "secondhand items" drift you away from thinking they don't have quality stuff. Their secondhand merchandise is always high quality, interesting and beautiful, which ensures that each visit can be an adventurous thrifting experience.

The charity organisations that Junkie supports are:

For more information click here!

HospiceWits

Where: They have several stores around Joburg. To know which one is near you click here!

Please tell us you've heard of, or at least been involved in lending a helping hand to, HospiceWits. Well, now you do. They say the philosophy that lies behind the active care offered by HospiceWits to the terminally ill is to emphase the importance of living to the fullest with whatever time is left. So, if you're running your thrift errands and confused as to where to go, look no further they sell pre-loved second hand items that are in a sellable condition, including furniture, books, clothing, children's items, accessories, magazines, homeware, decor items, artwork, electronic goods in mint condition, music, DVDs, footwear, chairs, tables, toys, bags, suitcases, gardening items... you name it, they have it!

For more information click here!

HospiceWits

Cash Converters Melville

Where: 9 Main Road, Melville, Johannesburg.

Maybe you're not looking to buy, but to sell some of your stuff? This is the perfect place to do so. Someone else will enjoy them and they will be taken care of because you know another man's used goods are another man's treasure. And your wallet will be extremely glad to have some company!

For more information click here!

Reminiscene

Where: Shop 106, 27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

The name says it all people. This thrift store takes you back in time, giving you the best in vintage and old skool style that will definitely make you stand out with style and class, darling! They have been running for 27 years so you know they really know what they are doing. The shop specialises in period clothing from the 1970s and before. The shop not only has clothes but handbags, leather day bags, evening bags, shoes, gloves and of course jewellery.

For more information click here!

Reminiscene

Dunusa Markets

Where: De Villiers Street, Johannesburg.

Last, but by no means least. This is my ultimate favourite, and I would one hundred percent recommend it to anyone who is looking for quality, real, amazing, affordable, unique styles that you'll probably be the only one owning. Don't believe me? Go check it out yourself, and tell me how many nice things you found. 99.9% of my clothes are from this place, and if I do say so myself, I clean up nice with my affordable thrifted goods from Dunusa.

Shut Up And Take My Money!

Okay good people, now that we know where to find all the gems, let's head out! We've always wanted thrifting partners we're so glad we've found you. Let's go spend some bucks at these amazing thrift spots.

Shut Up And Take My Money!

Do you have any Thrift Stores you can recommend to us? Feel free to comment down below, your opinions matter because we write for you!

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