What started out in 1994 as a small concert venue is now one of the most happening entertainment centers in Johannesburg, hosting many of South Africa's jazz legends. In 2003, Bassline was remodeled and renovated and now it can captivate nearly 1000 music fans with top-of-the-range acoustics. It has hosted over 3000 concerts of local and international music artists in the past. Apart from concerts, Bassline can also be rented for corporate functions and rehearsals. For complete details, call ahead or check the website.
Sway to some well-curated live music gigs and dig on some delicious burgers and pizzas at Rumours Lounge, a hip venue in the heart of Johannesburg. Found in the city's Weltevredenpark, this laid-back spot offers cozy lounge-style seating areas and an excellent choice of alcoholic drinks to its guests. The stage is graced by a number of established as well as emerging South African musicians and indie bands who specialize in genres like contemporary, metal, jazz and rock 'n' roll. Large TV screens play live sporting action, inviting all sports buffs to watch their favorite personalities in a relaxed setting.
The Radium Beer Hall in Orange Grove is a happening jazz bar and restaurant. The restaurant has live jazz bands playing on most days. The Radium is practically a tourist attraction and has a Joburg feel to it owing to its long history—it was started as a tearoom in 1929 and turned into a bar in 1944. The bar also serves snacks and spicy Portuguese food which you can enjoy on the long bar just like in the old days of mining!
The Brazen Head offers a unique dining experience in Johannesburg. The casual restaurant/pub blends the lively atmosphere and impeccable draft selection of a typical Irish pub with a South African spirit. The spacious restaurant opens up into a charming veranda with picnic seating and a private library where guests can browse that also hosts intimate musical performances by local artists. Sip on original concoctions like the Brazen Head Tropical Tonic or a classic with a twist like the bitter apricot whisky sour. Savor house specialties like the beef and Guinness pie or the balsamic marinated lamb chops and soak in the laid-back atmosphere. Come here on game night for heaped snack platters, pints of beer and to cheer on your favorite team. Kids are welcome during the day, and the restaurant offers a special kids menu as well.
Katzy's is a friendly piano bar modeled after the piano bars in US. It specializes in whiskeys, cognacs and cigars which you can enjoy comfortably in the oversize leather sofas. The art-deco ambiance and live music make for a very soothing environment. The dance floor gets going once the live music starts around 9p. Katzy's at the Grillhouse is open daily and like all bars in Jo'burg stays open till late.
Having collaborated with Rock Daddy Karaoke, Rhythmic Knights Karaoke is a trendy karaoke venue in the heart of Johannesburg. Cutting edge karaoke consoles and equipment combined with talented singers and hosts welcome budding crooners at this hip live music spot. The venue's playback tracks feature studio-like sound quality and come close to mimicking the original sounds. Also, the chosen song's lyrics are displayed on a big LCD screen which is kept close to the singer's viewing range. Rock Daddy boasts of a massive database of nearly 300,00 numbers spanning across genres like classics, rock and pop. Rhythmic Knights proves to be a locale of choice for corporate and private events, allowing its guests relive the magic of a live-in concert.
Dieser Ort spezialisiert sich auf Partys und Spaß. Hier werden regelmäßig neue Künstler vorgestellt und neue Unterhaltungs-Genres gefördert. Natürlich werden Bands geboten, aber auch Lesungen aus Dichtung, wenn sich hier Literaturgruppen treffen.Ungewöhnlich sind die Öffnungszeiten bei Tag während der Woche, an Wochenenden hat das Carfax bis in die Morgenstunden auf. Die vielen verschiedenen Musikrichtungen können hier nicht alle aufgelistet werden, decken aber alles von Garage über Drum 'n Bass bis zu Brasilianischer Musik ab.
There are few evening entertainment venues near the stadium, but drive a short distance into Johannesburg proper, and there are lots of options. Roka presents live music events most evenings, while weekend nights are reserved for DJ music and dancing. Live music and hosting DJs who play well into the night are the highlights of this space.
Perched atop the breezy terrace of The Main Change boutique, Living Room has been spreading oodles of cheer with its convivial, forest-inspired setting. This eco-sensitive cafe is decorated with well-manicured shrubs and plants of various sizes, while one also gets to see a few chirpy fowls flutter from one branch to another. The cozy hammocks invite health-conscious eaters to sip on freshly juiced smoothies and fruit shakes. Live music gigs held at this eco-friendly venue are an easy draw for indie music lovers, while one simply admires the efforts of Tiakaya Designs, the brains behind this concept cafe.
Some soothing tunes, ultra-hip decor complete with brightly lit chandeliers and wooden and leather seating booths welcome guests at The Office, an airy tapas spot in the heart of Johannesburg. Custom-designed high stools and some typical office mementos augment the hip ambiance which makes it a popular haunt with the after-work, pub-hopping crowd. Office offers an eclectic menu of toothsome tapas servings, refreshing cocktails and contemporary fare. Expect to beguile your taste buds with some fiery chicken tandoori, African-style tapas, calamari tubes stuffed garlic and lemon and succulent seafood sashimi. For desserts, The Office appeases with the heavenly chocolate pudding and decadent pastries.