Tonic & Tanen Marries Wine And Spirits Perfectly

With the dynamic duo personally remaining on the pulse of trends as well as all that takes place within the bar, they are able to monitor and gauge everything and very quickly fix or alter things on the menu if they do not appear to be favoured.


A love letter written to craft gin, Tonic is a bar dedicated to cocktails concocted with the finest gins from around the world. Tonic offers gin tastings as well as gin tastings on request and every so often and also hosts various distillers who come in to share their knowledge and gin which is a fabulous way to sample and explore new gins before buying your own bottle. They also have guest bar tenders and mixologists come in which is an idea that I completely love. Tonic boasts a collection of 138 gins which is a huge leap from their initial starting collection which was sub-sequentially less.

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The Tonic team have some high standards to maintain and with the difficult job of maintaining an ever changing gin menu, they are constantly on the lookout for new gins, especially locally crafted. If you’re a bit of a traditionalist, you can browse through the menu of over 40 gins and 15 different tonics on offer and create your own G&T masterpiece.


Wine bars are a rapidly growing local obsession among Johannesburg wine lovers. This is exactly why Caitlin and Dennis decided to open up Tanen, a wine bar right next door. Set to reinvent the wine wheel so to speak, with affordable grape varieties paired with dishes concocted from the couple's imagination, Tanen is slowly becoming the go-to place for something to eat and drink.

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On weekdays during lunch service, patrons can expect a harvest table, offering freshly prepared food and a selection of wines that you can help yourself to. Dinner service sings anà la carte tune offering contemporary dishes with a Middle Eastern twist.