What Is It?

Travel through a tasteful journey of good food at the JoburgPlaces Migrant Cuisine Storytelling Dinner. The evening promises to be filled with delicious eats and delights.

Typical schedule:
6:30pm: Guests arrive and mingle at the bar in the Zwipi Underground
7:00pm: Guests gather in the Scatterlings Arcade for the introductory story: the six phases of Johannesburg (each of which brought a new wave of migrants).
7:40pm: Two Asian-inspired starters served in the Zwipi Underground
8:20pm: Storytelling: Johannesburg’s Asian communities during the Gold Rush and later (Cape Malay, Indian and Chinese) and the story of Pan-African migration and an introduction to the main courses.
8:50pm: Two Pan-African mains
9:25pm: Guests gather in the Main Vault Room for storytelling. The story of the United Safety Deposit vault, Somerset House and the Thunder Walker project, including the Thunder Walker Poem
10:05pm: Two Desserts are served

When Is It?

Friday, 03 April 2020 at 19:00.

Where Is It?

Thunder Walker, Gandhi Square,  110 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R680 per person, book Here!

For More Information

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Live Music


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.

vibrant areas in Johannesburg

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.

Vibrant Places Johannesburg


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.

What Is It?

If you are looking for a super awesome venue and vine, do wine and dine at the Secret Underground Storytelling Dinners. This venue goes unnoticed to many however it has so much potential and beauty that lies behind the this amazing historical building.

The dinner promises to be a story in your mouth, that tell many delicious tales.

When Is It?

Friday, 26 April 2019 at 19:00

Where Is It?

Zwipi Underground, 110 fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R595 per person. For bookings email Here or Send text/WhatsApp to 082 894 5216.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Here.