By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 8: Drinks - Updated 2022

Marabi Club

The Marabi Club boasts cosmopolitan style and new-age African ambiance. And has been at the forefront of Johannesburg’s inner-city regeneration.

Why go?

Look forward to a tasting offering that takes inspiration from the illegal shebeens of the 1920s and 30s.

A Joburg waterhole that exudes "South Africanism" vibes, Image Credit: Marabi Club


a: 47 Sivewright Ave, New Doornfontein
t: +27 10 591 2879
h: Thursday to Saturday: 18h00 till late

San Deck at Sandton Sun

The San Deck offers breathtaking views over Sandton and its surrounds. With three large fire pits and a number of luxurious couches, this terrace offers some of the best of Johannesburg’s beautiful sunsets in the heart of the CBD.

Why go?

Sandton’s best sundowner spot paired with sophisticated artisanal beverages and dishes crafted with creative flair.

A place for friends to gather in unique outdoor spaces, Image Credit: San Deck


a: Corner Fifth and Alice Streets, Sandton , Gauteng
t: +27 11 780 5000
h: Monday to Sunday, 11h00–22h00

Saigon Suzy

This Asian BBQ and Karaoke bar channels authentic Asian-inspired cocktails and street food from all over South East Asia.

Why go?

The venue is split into three sections: The Market (main food hall and bar for the foodies), the Cherry Blossom Garden (for outdoor fun and cocktails in the sun), and the No Tell Motel (secret karaoke pods and dress-up boxes).

Inspiration from the vibey and sometimes rowdy back streets of Ho Chi Min, Image Credit: Saigon Suzy


a: 144 Jan Smuts Avenue, Unit 1 Parkwood Mansions, Parkwood
t: +27 76 284 9786
h: Monday to Saturday, 12h00 till late, Sunday, 12h00–20h00


Break free from Joburg's urban jungle to an extravagant cocktail bar and champagne lounge situated in Sandton. Zioux strives to provide a dining experience that gives patrons an experience allowing them to “Break Free” from anything that holds them captive.

Why go?

Indulge in Champagne, cocktails and a menu featuring an extravagant selection of dishes designed to be shared.

A unique space fuses various patterns and prints influenced by South Africa’s wildlife, Image Credit: Zioux


a: The Marc, Corner Rivonia and Maude Street, Sandton
t: +27 10 594 5455
h: Tuesday to Saturday, 12h00 till 23h00

Featured image credit: Photo by wu yi on Unsplash

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