Dating back to 1901, Kitcheners is one of the oldest bars in the city. What makes this place popular among locals and tourists alike is its well preserved charming old decor, scrumptious food and foot tapping music. Kitcheners offers a typical pub fare and their delicious Prego rolls, loaded Joburger and crumbled pork chops cannot be missed out on! An elegant pub in the day and a lively place in the evenings, Kitcheners is known for its talented mix of local DJs who play soul, funk and old school numbers.
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.
Koi Restaurant entices your palate with devouring Asian delicacies as you dine here. The restaurant is known for offering a range of Pan Asian variety along with an impressive list of beverages. Enjoy some steaming dimsums or opt for sushi rolls or choose from the variety of delicious noodles and curries. You can pair your meal with the unique African cocktail offerings or enjoy fine wines and other beverages from their menu. Its elegant interiors and cozy furnishings complemented with warm hospitality make this a great spot to catch up with your friends as you unwind after work.
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!
Bring out the party animal in you at Hush, an upscale bar and lounge located in the vibrant Rosebank neighborhood. It is a popular hangout place that proffers an eclectic and classy ambiance that makes for a perfect place for a party with a bunch of buddies or a casual drink with your business associates. Their talented mix of local DJs never fail to wow the dancer in you! Hush also doubles up as a venue for corporate parties, fashion launches and local events. Chivas, MTV, Dolce and Gabbana events have been held here in the past.