You Need To Check Out The New Venue 

For a over decade, The Bioscope Independent Cinema has advertised itself as Joburg's only truly independent cinema. Situated within the heart of the Maboneng Precinct, The Bioscope has offered Jozi film fundis the very best in local and international independent cinema. Not to mention their quirky repurposed car seats and legendary combo boxes, all of which have made a trip to The Bioscope a must on city explorers' bucket lists.

The Bioscope has also been the host of many a film festival, promoting student work and independent artists throughout their 10 years in Maboneng. And, in case you missed it, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Bioscope has moved out of Maboneng and into a new home - 44 Stanley in Milpark!

If you have ever visited The Bioscope in Maboneng, you will know that their space has superbly limited. The move to 44 Stanley marks an evolution of the cinema, which will soon be offering bigger and better events, such as private screenings, parties and conferences.

There's A Cute Little Gift Shop!

While you're paying The Bioscope a visit, be sure to stop by their little gift shop, where you'll be able to browse and buy an assortment of trinkets and mementos. You'll be able to find an ever-growing collection of classic film posters for sale, as lets not forget to mention a special handpicked selection of cinema-themed Funkos Pops! Their sister company, Limited Edish has also set up shop too, right inside the lobby of The Bioscope.

Grab A Snack At The Bioscope Cafe

Before catching a movie, what is the one thing you do? That's right — grab a bite to eat or stock up on a few snacks to take along with you into the cinema. This is where The Bioscope Café steps in for all of your yummy and delicious needs. This café specialises in pizza and toasted panini sandwiches, perfect if you're looking to grab a full lunch or dinner before your movie. Also, they have a full bar, offering guests refreshing drinks ranging from ice-cold Slush Puppies to hot java. And best of all, no matter what you order from The Bioscope Café, you can tuck in and enjoy it inside the cinema atop the conveniently placed tables in front of you. They can also deliver food and drinks to you while you're in the cinema, so you don't have to miss a single second of the movie screening!

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It's Perfect For Date Night

Tired of the same old date night and are looking for something different to do with you sweetheart? then be sure to take a look at what The Bioscope Independent Cinema has to offer! They have just recently launched a brand-new signature event at their cinema — Date Night Movie Screenings! Each month, they will be screening a date night movie for you and your partner to enjoy together. March 2021's date night movie was Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaption of the Shakespeare romantic tragedy, Romeo + Juliet. For the month of April, you and your significant other can watch the Beatles-inspired musical, Across The Universe (2007), on their big screen. Your R250 ticket covers you and a partner, and includes any pizza on their menu to share.

To keep up to date with the latest Date Night Movie Screenings, be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook events page of visit their website to view their current and upcoming attractions.

They Host A Variety Of Events

Other than a selection of movie screening series, such as the above-mentioned Date Night, and their Classic Movie Sundays and Classic Movie Kids, they do host some live events to keep their entertainment lineup diverse and exciting. During the month of April 2021, they're be hosting live sessions from Celeste Ntuli, Ross Learmonth and Robby Collins. There will also be some stand-up comedy a little later this month with Talk That $h!t, featuring Mojak Lehoko, Shanray Van Wyk, and Lindy Johnson.

To keep up to date with the latest live sessions and shows happening at The Bioscope Independent Cinema, be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook events page and their current and upcoming attractions page on their website.

For More Information

For more information, visit www.thebioscope.co.za.

You can also contact them on 061 900 4457 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, events, offers, information and upcoming screenings.

As the new year rolls into gear, most of us become swept up in the mania of declaring our New Year's Resolutions. From the traditional goals to lose weight, quit smoking and hit the gym, to a new wave of self care priorities, there seem to be an endless stream of changes that need to be made to our lives as soon as the clock strikes midnight on 1 January. But, what if we could ditch the stress and simply be grateful for having made it through another manic year?

We, at Joburg.co.za, have decided to ditch the New Year's Resolutions in 2020. Instead, we have resolved to dedicate our time and energy towards exploring all that our eclectic city has to offer. To join us on this journey, read on to find out the best places in the city to ditch those New Year's Resolutions and discover a new lease on life!

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It's A Sweet Existence

Joburg is a sweet tooth's paradise. With an array of world class patisseries, fine dining restaurants and unique bakeries, the city offers a wonderland well worth exploring. Whether you are in the mood for a decadent slice of chocolate ganache, delicate French pastries or the messiest ice cream dessert, there is a spot to have your cake and eat it in the city of gold. This Ditch Your Resolutions Day, why not let go the reigns and indulge in a pudding worthy of a few extra hours at the gym? Here are our top dessert picks from Joburg's best sweet mongers:

1. Raffaelo Coconut And White Chocolate Cake - Walnut Grove

If there is only one dessert spot you visit this January, let it be Walnut Grove. The shining star of cakes and pastries at Sandton City, this spot should be on your foodie bucket list for 2020. Their cake display is too good to pass by, so you might as well let live and let cake! You could tuck into a slice of 'pretend it's healthy' carrot cake, or a delightful wedge of rainbow cake. But, we have it on good authority that their Raffaelo Coconut and White Chocolate Cake is by far the best indulgence on offer. The subtle flavour of coconut and white chocolate make it the ideal cheat, just sweet enough to activate your brain's happy centre without sending you into a sugar spin.

2.  Chocolate Brownie - The Fat Zebra

In keeping with the theme of chocolate treasures, we direct your attention to the Fat Zebra in Linden. This quirky bistro offers one of the most moreish chocolate desserts in the city - a Cashew Caramel Lindt Chocolate Brownie, served with a perfectly percolated and frothy cappuccino. If there was ever a dessert worth kicking your resolutions to the curb for, this would be it.

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3. Afternoon Tea - Level Four Restaurant

The 19th century tradition of afternoon tea has truly taken off in Joburg in recent years, with a number of restaurants offering finger sandwiches, mini cakes, French delicacies and an assortment of teas. However, there is one venue that stands above the rest - Level Four Restaurant at 54 on Bath in Rosebank. Not only is their high tea simply delicious, but the restaurant provides ample privacy for long chats and romantic whispers. Book a table before the Valentine's Day frenzy begins!

4. Vegan Indulgences

Joburg is becoming increasingly vegan-friendly with dairy-free and gelatine-free ice creams, desserts and milkshakes. Go on, you deserve a sweet treat for all the eco-conscious eating you do all year round.

A Tipple Or Two

We know that clean living is all the rage at the moment, with many shunning off alcoholic drinks in favour of a sober lifestyle. However, we also know that there are those of you out there who truly enjoy your few vices. If you've already fallen off the bandwagon in the new year, despite making resolutions to change your ways, you may as well check out Joburg's top wine, whisky and cigar bars. But, be responsible and don't drink and drive!

Churchills Bar - Melrose Arch

Churchills is one of the best places to kick back, relax and sample some of the finest whiskies Joburg has to offer. A verified 'cool kids' hangout, this classic bar at Melrose Arch is the ideal spot to embrace the carefree attitude of Ditch Your Resolutions Day 2020.

Churchills also hosts regular wine tasting evenings with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Steenberg Vineyards and Deetlefs Wine Estate. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.

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Katzy's Rosebank

Katzy's is the ultimate hot spot for sophisticated indulgences. With its leather finishes and oak accents, this bar is made for old souls. Come and enjoy a whisky (or two) in their lounge. Or, try something new and ask to sample one of Katzy's curated cigars. If you must bend to your vices this new year, you may as well do it here.

Katzy's Live Rosebank

One Potato, Couch Potato

Just because you've resolved to be more active in 2020 doesn't mean that you shouldn't make time for your favourite TV series. Ditch your resolutions by catching up on these must-watch shows on Netflix and Showmax. You could also head out into the city for a movie night at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank or Jozi's only independent cinema, The Bioscope in Maboneng. While you're there, stop by at POPArt - Maboneng's finest independent theatre space. They kick off the 2020 theatre season with one of their most popular features - Naked Girls Reading. This show is all about the sensuality of the female form and a deep passion for literature. We think it's certainly worth skipping that spin class for.

In keeping with our goal to explore the city more in 2020, we encourage you to check out Joburg's independent film and theatre scene. Not only will you be exposed to new corners of Joburg, but you are likely to meet new friends to make lasting memories with. Plus, it's a much easier resolution to stick by than counting your daily steps!

Me Time

Don't let Janu-worry get you down. If you have somehow managed to spare a few pennies after the festive season, treat yourself to a spa treatment at one of Joburg's top spas. In fact, scheduling a little 'me time' may be exactly the resolution you should keep for the year ahead. You need not blow the bank, but a new haircut or mani-pedi is an assured must before the start of the new work year. If you are looking for a budget-friendly and accessible beauty salon, look no further than your nearest Dischem Skin Strategy salon. Their list of beauty treatments is wide ranging and won't burn a hole in your pocket.

Alternatively, book yourself into the Renaissance Day Spa at the Michelangelo in Sandton. With a heated spa pool, sauna and sensation shower, visiting this luxury day spa feels like a mini vacation. In this case, it's less about ditching your resolutions and adding to your list instead. Either way, we hope you start the year with a clear mind and tons of self appreciation.

Happy Ditch Your Resolutions Day! 

What Is It?

The Big Night In is The Bioscope's new night of cheesy movies and all-you-can-eat pizza! This screening happens once a month, and this September they're featuring the cult classic Rambo: First Blood (1982). Remember it?

Vietnam veteran and drifter John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into a small Washington town in search of an old friend, but is met with intolerance and brutality by the local sheriff, Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy). When Teasle and his deputies restrain and shave Rambo, he flashes back to his time as a prisoner of war and unleashes his fury on the officers. He narrowly escapes the manhunt, but it will take his former commander (Richard Crenna) to save the hunters from the hunted. It's sure to be epic! 

The Big Night In will take you back in time. Just like it's 1982 and you're having a sleepover with friends, featuring a bad VHS copy rented that day. Come comfy - blankets and pillows are welcome, and don't be afraid to wear your PJs! This is a safe space! Plus, there will be bottomless hot chocolate for everyone who does rock up in their sleepwear.

When Is It?

Saturday, 14 September 2019 at 20:00

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R110 per person (Ticket includes all-you-can-eat pizza for the duration of the film).  Get yours here.

For More Information?

For more information visit The Bioscope website or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/thebioscopecinema

twitter - twitter.com/bioscopetonight

Instagram - instagram.com/thebioscope

Details:

[email protected] | Tel: 087 094 4195

What Is It?

It has been a long-standing tradition at the Bioscope Independent Cinema to screen Sean Cunningham's 1980 cult classic Friday the 13th , whenever the fateful day falls on the calendar! This September however, The Bioscope are bringing you something extra special. Rather than just present a movie screening, they will be hosting an awesome after party event to liven up your Freaky Friday. Plus, you can book for either an early or late screening of the film. Either way, you can join them for the exclusive party at the adjoining bar.

If you have never seen Friday the 13th before, this is your chance. A group of camp counsellors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning. Spooky!

When Is This?

Friday, 13 September 2019.

Early Screening at 19:00-20:30
Live DJ and Drinks Specials in the bar area from 20:30-22:30
Late Screening at 22:30-23:50

Where Is It?

The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R70 per person for the movie and after party. Get yours here!

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.thebioscope.co.za.

Follow their social media pages for event updates and other special features:

Facebook - facebook.com/thebioscopecinema

Twitter - twitter.com/bioscopetonight

Contact them on 087 094 4195  or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

So, you've never seen Delicatessen? Never fear, because the Bioscope Independent Cinema has you covered. Bringing you must-see movies you may have just not gotten around to seeing, or those simply worth re-watching. This September, the Bioscope present Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's French classic, Delicatessen.

A post-apocalyptic future becomes the setting for pitch black humor in this visually intricate French comedy. The action occurs within a single apartment complex, owned by the same man that operates the downstairs butcher shop. It's a particularly popular place to live, thanks to the butcher's uncanny ability to find excellent cuts of meat despite the horrible living conditions outside. The newest building superintendent, a former circus clown, thinks he has found an ideal living situation. All that changes, however, when he discovers the true source of the butcher's meat, and that he may be the next main course. 

If you have seen the film before, bring along friends or family who haven't. Anyone who brings someone who hasn't seen the film before, earns themselves a FREE bucket of The Bioscope's finest popcorn! There are also other prizes up for grabs, including a Bioscope t-shirt. See you there!

When Is It?

Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 17:00

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

General tickets cost R60 per person and tickets for a pizza, FiftyOne Cider and ticket combo cost R110 per person. Tickers can be purchased here

For More Information?

For more information visit their website, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/thebioscopecinema

Twitter - twitter.com/bioscopetonight

Instagram - instagram.com/thebioscope

Contact them on 087 094 4195 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?
Le Movie Club is a collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. This month's feature is Hippocrates: Diary Of A French Doctor. A movie about a man, Benjamin, who's forced to confront his limitations and fears after he goes to work in his father's medical practice.

When Is It?

Thursday, 27 September 2018 at 20:00

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R35 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information, visit The Bioscope website.

What Is It?

The Bioscope and The Embassy of Spain in Pretoria proudly present 'Noche Espanola' (Spanish Night), a monthly series celebrating the best of Spanish Cinema.

The film for this evening is Paul Ortiz's La Novia (The Bride) which tells the tragic tale of unappeased desires and forbidden yearnings, conflict, choices, deception and the unavoidable fate of three lovers standing powerless before the true nature of man.

When Is It?

Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 20:00

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R35 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For More Information visit The Bioscope website.

What Is It?

There is nothing more cathartic than a good cry. Ugly Cry Night is a new signature event at The Bioscope, celebrating the films that have the power to move us. Nothing brings a friendship or loving relationship closer than a shared sob. Your ticket includes a 125ml tub of Paul's Homemade ice cream, as well as a pocket pack of tissues.

Directed by: Edward Zwick / Drama, Romance, War / 2h 13min

This week's screening will be of Edward Zwick's Legends of The Fall, a war romance, starring Brad Pitt. In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan, Alfred and Samuel. Eventually, the unconventional but close-knit family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancée, Susannah, and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.

When Is It?

The screening will be on Friday 24 August 2018 at 20:00

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburb, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R60 per person and are sold here.

For More Information?

For more information visit The Bioscope website.

What Is It?

Goldblatt is a documentary chronicling the life and works of photographer, David Goldblatt. Drawing on Goldblatt’s rich catalogue, with interviews from Nadine Gordimer and William Kentridge, 'Goldblatt' (dir. Daniel Zimbler) is a meditation on identity, place and longing, set within the complex, ever-shifting landscape of South Africa.

South Africa, through the eyes of David Goldblatt, is an achingly beautiful place. From his early photographs of Apartheid South Africa to the removal of Rhodes' statue from UCT, he has chronicled the country as faithfully as this film chronicles his life. This intimate portrait of man and country is captivating. It follows him in his campervan, capturing the essence and heartbreak of a land which invites deeper scrutiny. Through frank and disarming revelations, he shares his views on faith, fear, death and desire. This is a film which invokes a need to see as Goldblatt sees, feel as he feels.

When Is It?

Screenings begin Saturday 18 August 2018 (at 18:00)and run until Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R50 per person and are sold here.

For More Information

For more information visit The Bioscope website.

What Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema is screening RBG, a documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (US Supreme Court Judge). At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But, without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this quiet warrior's rise to the USA's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

When Is It?

There are multiple screenings starting from Wednesday 15 August 2018 (at 20:00) to Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Where Is It?

The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets Cost R50 per person and are sold here.

For More Information?

For more information visit The Bioscope website.

 

Where To Eat

The Gentleman's Arthouse

Who would have thought that one of the swankiest restaurants in Johannesburg would be located inside an old Edwardian building in Newtown. The Gentleman's Arthouse is so fancy that the only way you can visit them is by appointment only. Book yourself an evening to remember at this awesome venue. Their serve craft cocktails and four-course meals in a beautiful environment.

Marble

When it opened in 2016, the creme of the Joburg culinary crop flocked to Marble in Rosebank to see the restaurant built "for David Higgs". After old Dave's roaring season at the Saxon and a stint in Cape Town, he returned to the City Of Gold to show exactly why he's South Africa's short-order king... not that his food is short-order... it just slides off the tongue. Anyway. The view from Marble stretches out from the top of Jan Smuts Avenue all the way to the Magalies mountains in the west. The restaurant specialises in open-flame cooking that will have any South African drooling at the mouth. So, save a couple of bucks from your January pay and spoil that special someone with a V-Day evening like never before.

Milk Bar

We're sticking in Keyes Avenue, Rosebank for this one. Right below Marble you will find Jozi's very own Milk Bar. Now, before you reminisce about the milk scene in A Clockwork Orange, it's not like that. Milk Bar is a great cafe, bar and restaurant that's decorated to the 9's in all things West and East African. With that said, the Milk Bar is a laid back place where you can grab a cup of coffee on the go or stick around for dinner and drinks come sundown. It makes for a fun date night and a pretty adventurous way to spend a romantic evening.

Piccolo Mondo

Sandton is know as the shopping capital of Africa, and it's only fair enough that they also host one of the most intimate restaurants in the city. Chef Trevor is one of the best fine dining creators in the country and has been chosen to lead the South African team in the 2020 World Cooking Olympics. Now that I've sold the chef to you, let me tell you why the Piccolo Mondo is on this list. Have you seen any romantic dinner scenes in movies? Well, the Piccolo Mondo looks exactly like one of those restaurants. That should be reason enough to make a booking there.

What To Do

The Bioscope

Head to Maboneng on a Friday evening, grab a box of noodles and cuddle up at the Bioscope indie cinema for some karate movie action. It's a lot cooler than it sounds, we promise. There's nothing quite like cuddling up in a movie theatre next to that special someone, especially when it's in the super trendy inner city district of Maboneng. Don't tell anyone but we recommend you sneak in your own popcorn to chow down on after you've finished your hole-in-the-wall noodles (no, really, there is a hole in the wall from the restaurant next door from which you can order food and drinks).

WITS Planetarium 

The Johannesburg (WITS) Planetarium in Braamfontein is a great option if you can't take a trip chasing the night sky across the country. This planetarium is the biggest in Africa and hosts interesting and educational shows with the use of large projectors that create visions and pictures of the galaxy for you to see. Not only will you get a truly unique glimpse into the universe, but you'll also get the opportunity to learn about the planets, various star constellations and the amazing celestial objects that have been discovered over the years... or you could use this as an excuse to hold hands under the stars.

Ice Rink - Northgate

The Ice Rink at Northgate is where all the cool kids hang out when school's out. Why not grab your blazer and comfy pants and head to the rink for some ice carving sessions with your arm candy? The Rink also offers boot hire for those who don't have their own skates. This makes for an awesome birthday party and a great way to spend time with the family.

African Flavour Books

If there's a spark between two people, anything can be made romantic - including a visit to the book store. Besides, there's nothing more appealing than someone who reads. A stone's throw from Braamfontein you will find African Flavour books, a little book shop with a big heart. It's a great place to browse books and music, and to do a little people watching with that someone special as well.

Where To Sleep

Life On 3rd

If you are ever looking for an escape from big city life then head to Life On 3rd in Melville. It is the perfect hideaway from all things hustle and bustle. Why not spend an evening there accompanied by a bottle of JM. Gobillard, your V-Day date, and some good times?

The Maslow Hotel

With a beautiful bar and huge garden, why not organise yourself a picnic at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton? It offers a great escape from the city within the city... so to speak. The Lacuna Bistro serves great food, the bar is stocked with bubbly and good whisky, and if you're lucky you can spot a politician or ten having brunch. To boot, the Maslow Hotel is kitting out for Valentine's Day, and you can score special stay packages, delicate dinners, and a romantic lunch on the lawns.

Four Seasons The Westcliff

How about a spa day at one of South Africa's most iconic hotels? The Fourseasons Westcliff has one of the most beautiful spas in Jozi and you should go pay it a visit with your date. The perfect way to unwind is with two 90-minute spa treatments of your choice, followed by bubbly and canapés served at Après Spa, the city's only outdoor rooftop lounge. Or choose a Westcliff Deli “chic-nic” (chic picnic) takeaway to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

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What Are You Looking For? 

Movies
Nightlife
Recreational Activities

Movies

The Bioscope

The Bioscope is an independent movie cinema where you can catch all kinds of film – from foreign film festivals and locally-made movies to specific events like Noodlebox Cinema, where you get to watch kung fu movies while eating noodles. Pretty rad, right? The chairs are repurposed car seats so get comfy and settle in for a great film. You can also bring food and drinks into the cinema from Chalkboard Café, which is just next door. Although they have found a new home in Milpark, sdoesn't mean you can't play them a visit when you're around town.

Visit The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Image from The Bioscope.

Nightlife

The Living Room

The Living Room is a rooftop bar and café that serves up healthy food and has regular Sunday gatherings. Pop in and enjoy the smooth sounds of a DJ while you sip on a cocktail and take in the amazing city views! You’re bound to meet some interesting characters atop this roof so head on over and get some dancing in.

Visit The Living Room. 

Recreational Activities

Curiocity Backpackers

Curiocity Backpackers situated in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct, is not just for travellers - while it offers cheap accommodation, Joburg locals are welcome to hang out and take part in one of the many tours and activities that take place here.

Visit Curiocity Backpackers. 

Market On Main

The most obvious attraction when you head to Maboneng is to visit Market on Main - this is for good reason, so don’t look away. If you’ve yet to pay them a visit, what are you waiting for? The market goes down every Sunday from 10:00-15:00 and is filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies you’ll want to eat and take home with you – from Ethiopian food and cakes in jars to stunning jewellery and unique vintage clothing, they’ve got it all.

Visit Market On Main. 

Market On Main Mabonenj Johannesburg

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Smack Brewery

This artisanal brewing company can be found inside the Arts on Main building. Not only does Smack craft their own unique brand of beer, but once a month they also host local photographers, artists and live acts so check out their Facebook page to stay in the loop. It’s safe to say that if you’re a lover of beer, you’ve got to try Smack soonest!

Visit Smack Brewery. 

Time Anchor Distillery

Time Anchor Distillery is located in a new development in Maboneng called Aerial Empire. Here, Time Anchor produces small batches of artisanal spirits. The distillery offers tours and tastings on weekends but you’ve got to make a booking if you want to join in so be sure to give them a call before you drop in.

Visit Time Anchor Distillery. 

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

Image by Shawn Greyling.