The Social Scene in the City Of Gold

Aruba Lounge – Northriding
This social hangout is one of Johannesburg’s funkiest spots and has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night venue or party with your friends, Aruba Lounge is just the place for you. From laid back to tunes to pumping DJs- this trendy hangout has it all.

Back2Basix – Westdene
This popular spot in Westdene is conveniently close to the arty suburb of Melville and the University Of Johannesburg campus. The cost effective nature of the drinks menu and live local bands make this spot a favourite among students in Johannesburg.

Bassline – Newtown
Bassline is situated in Newtown, Johannesburg and showcases a huge variety of South African music. Live bands of all kinds regularly perform here and album launches and show nights make for one ‘helluva’ party. If you enjoy the local talent that the country has to offer or would like to find out more about it while hanging with the coolest crowd in the city of gold, then Bassline is the best choice for you.

Beira Alta – Fourways
The Guimaraes Family restaurant, Beira Alta, offers patrons an authentically Portuguese culinary experience that they will not quickly forget. All aspects of the restaurant such as the décor, music, atmosphere and menu reflect a mixture of South African and Portuguese flavours. The restaurant has become renowned for the delicious seafood on offer there.

Emperor’s Palace – Kempton Park
The Emperor’s Palace has enough thrills and delights on offer to keep even the pickiest of socialites entertained. Once can choose to engage in a bit of gambling fun, party it up at the club or simply sit back and enjoy a cocktail while being entertained by the talented fire performers.

Moloko Bar Lounge – Rosebank
This bar lounge is a favourite among the elite socialites and upmarket city dwellers. The venue is quite strict about who they allow in but it is definitely worth the effort. The laid back ambience is complimented by the music spun by only the best R&B DJ’s that the city has to offer.

Masakeng Restaurant and Bar – Soweto
International and African jazz sounds play a crucial role in the setting of this popular restaurant and bar in the vibrant township of Soweto. Masakeng Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to take that someone special in your life. The ambience and delicious menu will ensure a satisfying meal and easy conversations.

The Blues Room – Sandown
This nightspot is a must see for music lovers of all kinds. The Blues Room has showcased international talent as well as local bands that deliver their smoky and intoxicating sounds to an appreciative and eclectic audience.

The Radium Beer Hall – Orange Grove

This Beer Hall is the oldest surviving licenced pub in the city of Johannesburg. The chilled out atmosphere, spicy Portuguese dishes and affordable prices make this hangout even more popular today than it was more than 80 years ago when it first opened its doors to the public.

Voodoo Lounge – Linksfield
This venue is one of the trendiest hangouts in Johannesburg. It regularly showcases some of the more established South African bands and everyone who’s anyone is seen hanging out and having a good time at Voodoo Lounge.