The Good Luck Bar

Situated in the artsy and vibrant 1 Fox precinct, The Good Luck Bar is one of the most diverse venues in the Johannesburg CBD.

This entertainment venue hosts some awesome parties, including lifestyle, food, dinners and major music events, to name a few.

Whether you want to sit back and enjoy the sounds of jazz or are looking for an upbeat motivation session, you will find it at The Goodluck Bar. Just keep an eye out on their social media pages to stay informed about their latest news and events.

Address: 1Fox Junction, 14 Alexander Street, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram.

The Living Room

The Living Room is by far the greenest venue that we have seen thus far. 

Hidden away on a rooftop in Maboneng, this venue offers a unique concept that brings together a rooftop, nature, spectacular views of the city and a lovely ambience. From the moment you walk in, you will be captivated by the greenery and setting, offering the perfect location for sundowners.

The Living Room welcomes you to relax, take in the beautiful melting sun and enjoy the scenic views while sipping on a cold one.

Address: Maboneng Precinct, Main Change Building, 24 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Queens Street Events Venue

The Queens Street Events Venue is situated in Modderfontein and has become a favourite for people who want to have a great time and explore different things.

They host dinners, night light events, movie viewings, picnics and so much more. The Queens Street Events Venue is one of the coolest venues in the city.

Address: Queens Street, Modderfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram.


Randlords is an upmarket venue in the city that is known for its immaculate taste and exclusivity.

This rooftop venue is situated in Braamfontein and has become the spot for enjoying sundowners while watching the sun set over the city.

Address: 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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


If you're looking for an exclusive rooftop bar to enjoy your afternoon or evening, then Randlords should be at the top of your list. Located in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg, you get to enjoy the city's buzz while watching a spectacular sunset, and seeing the city lights come alive on the Nelson Mandela bridge is a bonus you won't want to miss. This, coupled with a great drink and great company, sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us.

Details: Randlords | 011 403 1833 | 22nd Floor, South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Elevate: The Reef Hotel

Take a trip down to Marshalltown for a brilliant evening at The Reef Hotel. This spot should definitely be high up on your list given their fabulous Elevate Rooftop Venue. This space can also be hired out for events and guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. So, if you're planning on hosting a fabulous rooftop bar event, why look anywhere else? Alternatively, you can go to simply enjoy the view, some drinks and good food. Either way, it sounds like a win to us.

Details: Elevate Rooftop Venue | 011 689 1000 | [email protected] | 16th Floor, The Reef Hotel, 58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg.

The Living Room

If you're all about trendy, then pop on over to the popular Maboneng Precinct and enjoy the sunset and hipster buzz with a cocktail in hand at The Living Room. This nature-inspired rooftop bar is vibrant and perfect to enjoy sundowners with friends, take photographs and share some good laughs. Also serving tasty food, your experience here will be unforgettable.

Details: The Living Room | 082 370 9284 | [email protected] | 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

Copper Bar

The Copper Bar offers a trendy hangout, but it's also a great place if you want to catch some of the most beautiful sunsets and views from Main Street and grab a few cocktails. Just keep in mind that this spot is usually closed to the public except on select Thursdays, when they host their Copper Thursdays.

Details: Copper Bar | 071 516 4846 | [email protected] | Corner Main Office Park, 02 Payne Road, Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Westcliff, Four Seasons Hotel

If you're craving something a bit more suburban and modern, then The Westcliff might just be the perfect venue for you. Imagine being served succulent tapas and delicious drinks while you enjoy a stunning sunset overlooking leafy Joburg. Sounds fabulous, doesn't it?

Details: Four Seasons Hotel | 011 481 6000 | 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

The San Deck at Sandton Sun

Loved by many Sandton residents, The San Deck is the perfect rooftop bar whether in summer or winter. Summer is best to enjoy the sun with some gorgeous cocktails under the umbrellas or on the couches. Winter is also great with the outdoor heaters and glorious fire pits to keep you warm after the sun goes down.

Details: The San Deck | 011 780 5000 | [email protected] | Sandton Sun Hotel, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Island Bar

Need an after-work hangout spot or just looking to miss the traffic? Either way, the Island Bar at the Southern Sun Hyde Park pool deck is a lovely place to unwind, sip on icy drinks and catch some of the most unforgettable Highveld sunsets the city has to offer. Their cocktail menu is quite impressive, so there's no doubt there'll be something for every taste.

Details: Island Bar | 011 341 8080 | Southern Sun Hyde Park, Corner Jan Smuts and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Sir James van Der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar

Sir James van der Merwe at Katy's Palace Bar in Kramerville is just the place to be on a Wednesday night. The venue is trendy, hip, eclectic and lively – and so are the cocktails. Then there's their perfect view of Sandton... just stunning! They tend to host lots of cool and exciting events, so make sure you keep an eye out on Facebook to see what they have coming up.

Details: Sir James Van Der Merwe | 072 607 4235 | [email protected] | 06 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Know of other great rooftop bars not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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What Is It?

Imagine spending time on Mzansi's hip and vibrant venue, come and have an unforgettable time at The Townhouse Rooftop, taking place at Randlords.

So prepare to have an amazing evening filled with lights and everything nice.

Get your tickets and do not miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 03 August 2019 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Randlords, 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R100 - R150 per person, get your ticket Here.

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What Is It?

June 16 is approaching and the whole of South Africa is preparing to have a good time and Hello Jozi is ready to welcome everyone to a party like no other at the famous venue, Randlords.

Expect amazing entertainment from Timo ODV, its going to be super amazing. Strictly no under 18's will be allowed at the event.

Get your tickets now or book your booth or table to avoid disappointment.

When Is It?

Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 17:00

Where Is It?

Randlords, 22nd Floor south Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng,

How Much Is It?

Tickets are  R100 - R200 per person, get your tickets Here!

Table booking for 4 (1 standard bottle & 8 mixers) - R1500

Booth booking for 8 (2 standard bottle, 8 mixers  and elevated booth) - R3000

Alternatively, for table and booth bookings - you can email Here.

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With the warm weather drawing to an end, what better way to spend it at a party on the rooftop, Gin & lifestyle presents Gin & Sky: All White Edition.

Enjoy the scenic views and tasty sundowners at the beautiful Randlords rooftop. Expect a good vibes and an electric time so get yourself tickets.

When Is It?

Saturday, 06 April 2019  (Starts at 14:00 and ends at 02:00 on Sunday)

Where Is It?

RandLords Rooftop,South Point Towers, 41 De Korte StreetBraamfontein, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R100 each person

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Here.

What Is It?

This is a tour you don't want to miss, especially if you're a big fan of the history of the city! Have you ever heard of the flamboyant couple, Colonel John Dale Lace, and his wife, Josephine Dale Lace (Jose in short)? Jose was the socialite in the early Joburg of the Randlords - the mining magnates of the early gold rush. Due to popular demand, here's your chance to join Micro-Adventure Tours as they explore this couple's prominent 52-room stunner of a house.

The curator will share plenty of intriguing stories about this mansion and its interesting owner. Other than the history and insightful tales, it also has some stunning views from its perch on the Parktown Ridge. The tour takes between 3 - 4 hours, and id certainly not to be missed. The meeting point will be set at the Northwards parking area at 21 Rockridge Road.

When Is It?

Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 13:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Northwards Mansion, 21 Rockridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It? 

R300 per adult and R150 for kids under 12 years. PS. You might have to close their ears for the 'very juicy' bits! Pre-booking is essential, so be sure to email [email protected] to book your spots.

You can pay for the tour on the day, so make sure you take cash with you.

For More Information

For more information about this tour, visit or contact them on [email protected] or 083 772 4678.

Note, these venues are not solely dedicated to hip hop but are known for featuring this genre of music. One love.


The top of the Braamfontein with some boom bap beats in the background, a drink in your hand, and the city skyline spread out in front of you. That is why we love Randlords so much. Every now and then they spoil us with a lekker hip hop. Just check the venue's calendar to find out when the next show will be.


Maboneng is the hippest place in town. It has become a melting pot for all of the country's cultures to mix and match and become this giant beast that just spews cool... yeah, something like that. Poolside is a pretty rad venue, not only to catch a tan, but to listen to the coolest MCs around. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for gig updates.


The best hip hop in Jozi comes from the streets of the inner city. Kospotong often has live music jamming so loud that the whole of Gandhi Square listens up. Good old fashioned rap music is the order of the day on a monthly basis. They also host pretty chilled jazz bands every now and then ... and the food ain't bad either.

Zen Nightclub

We're headed back to Maboneng with this entry. Zen Nightclub is a pretty chilled place to get your groove on. Nothing goes as well with hip hop as a Hennessy on ice. At Zen you can enjoy both. As always, just check their calendar for events.

Banister Hotel

This happens every now and then, but the Banister Hotel has hosted some cool hip hop shows in recent times. It's a super cool venue in Braamies and makes for a lekker outing. The acoustics in the venue is quite impressive, and you get to order draught beer while your favourite local acts spin the decks and man the mics.

By Shawn Greyling

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When mentioning rooftop venues in Joburg Randlords will always pop up – and for good reason. Situated on De Korte Street in Braamfontein and managed by South Point, Randlords has a rooftop bar and venue on the 22nd floor. The venue can seat 140 people and has secure basement parking for 200 cars. Randlords also offers tasty tapas and a beautiful wine selection.

12 Decades Hotel

Known as Johannesburg's art hotel, the 12 Decades Art Hotel has a handful of venues to choose from. The most popular spot for getting hitched would be the rooftop bar at Main Street Life. The venue can seat 250 people and is the perfect inner city sanctuary to exchange vows and entertain at. Indoor parking is available to all Main Street Life guests.


Somewhere along Kramer Road in Sandton, Levelthree stands out as the go-to rooftop venue in the area. Levelthree can seat up to 300 guests. The upstairs deck wraps around the building and makes for a perfect 360° view of Sandton and the City of Johannesburg. Levelthree also has an accredited list of caterers situated in the northern suburbs.

The Reef Hotel

Around the corner from Marshaltown, The Reef Hotel stands 120 rooms strong and rocks a 360° view of the city from its rooftop. The venue is perfect for that inner-city matrimony that's set to last a lifetime. There is nothing cooler than tying the knot on a rooftop in the city of gold and the Reef Hotel offers exactly that, plus room for up to 120 of your closest friends and family to celebrate with you.

Have you been to any of these rooftop hotspots? Let us know in the comments section below, and tell us about your favourite venues to get hitched at. Also, sharing is caring, so show a buddy!

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1. Churchills Bar And Lounge And African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

If you want to welcome in 2016 in super sleek style, Churchills Bar and Lounge is just the place. This exclusive party will be filled with floating canapés and each guest will receive a welcome drink. In addition , Churchills Bar and Lounge has partnered with African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel to bring you this fabulous deal - from R1 240 per person sharing, you will get two tickets to the Churchills Bar and Lounge NYE party as well as luxury accommodation at the hotel, including champagne breakfast!

For more information, visit their website here.

2. Masquerade Ball @ Chicago’s Piano Bar

Why not get all dressed up to welcome in the new year? Chicago’s invites you to go over the top and dress to their masquerade ball theme. Wine, dine and dance, all while wearing your stunning celebratory outfit! The price of R395 includes a three-course dinner (shooters included) and dance. If you want the dance-only option, it will cost R190.

For more information, visit their website.

3. Revolution NYE Open Air Festival

This one’s for the real party animals out there – are you ready to stomp your way into a brand new year? With two amazing international acts lined up, LOUD and Eitan Reiter, both from Israel, plus a whole host of lovely local acts like Thalia, Bionic, Drea’ama, Broken Toy, Metro Ticket, Michael Lesar and so many more, it’s bound to be a festival you’ll remember forever. Tickets cost between R300 and R360 and can be bought online here.

For more information, visit their website.

4. NYE In The Sky @ Elevate

A sexy and sophisticated evening awaits at Elevate, a great rooftop venue, complete with breathtaking 360 degree views of Joburg. Expect plenty of glitz, lots of glam, and only the finest house, hip-hop and R&B tunes. There are various hotel packages available, as the venue is atop the Reef Hotel, so why not take advantage and spend the night? Packages range from R1 500 to R4 500, depending on which one you go for. Regular tickets will cost R250 and can be booked here. Please ensure you pre-book your tickets as there will be no tickets available at the door.

For more information, visit their website.


Bring in new year with the loudest and freshest music! The beats will be perfect for fans of house, hip-hop and R&B so, if this sounds like it's up your alley, this is where you need to be! Dress to impress and check it out! There are a range of VIP table packages available, which start from R2 100 to R6 200. Regular tickets start at R220. Click here to buy yours online.

For more information, visit their website.

6. Vic Falls Carnival

Who could say no to bidding 2015 farewell at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!? This NYE event will be a real treat, featuring everyone from Mango Groove and Goodluck to Charma Gal, Zimbabwe's Judgement Yard, Jason LeRoux and Ryan Koriy! Get excited, this one’s going to be amazing! There are plenty of travel packages available, so you don’t even have to worry about getting to the venue! Click here for available packages and here for tickets, which range from R862 to R933.

For more information, visit their website.

7. Radisson Blu NYE Dinner

If you’re after a more relaxed and intimate way to spend your New Year’s Eve, look no further than this gourmet dinner at the Radisson Blu! Their five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner will welcome you in with champagne on arrival and it’s only uphill from there! It's safe to say that you simply can't miss out on this classy event. The five-course dinner costs R499 per person.

For more information, visit their website.

8. Barnyard Theatre 50 Carat Gold

If music’s your thing, why not end the year off with 50 of the greatest songs of all time? Barnyard Theatre Cresta invites you to sing along at their festive New Year’s Eve bash! Songs you’ll hear include Bohemian Rhapsody, Blue Suede Shoes, Don’t Stop Believing and so many more. Are you humming those melodies already? Then best you get your tickets by clicking here. They cost R390 per person.

For more information, visit their website.

9. Rodizio’s Havana Nights

You’d better come hungry to Rodizio’s Havana Nights NYE celebration. You’ll get tasty cocktails on arrival and will then get to have a Brazilian feast! If you’re wondering what’s on the menu, it’ll be items like prawns, calamari, grilled kingklip, meat rodizio and a dessert platter. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? We totally think so! There will be live entertainment, too so you’re bound to have a great time! The cost of this night out will be R620.

For more information, visit their website.

10. Randlords

Take in the jaw-dropping views of Joburg from the oh-so-stunning Randlords! A dazzling bash awaits, where you’ll get to take in the carnival atmosphere and dance the night away. Tickets to this event cost between R650 and R12 000 (for a table of 10). Click here to check out the pricing options.

For more information, visit their website.

By Nikki Samakosky

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Randlords is located on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers in Braamfontien with two levels of safe underground parking. They are not open every day or even every weekend but you can take a look at their list of special events to keep up with what's happening when.

Visit the Randlords Special Events page. For more information on parties taking place there in the coming months.

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