Rosebank has a thriving night life with cafés, bars and clubs, centered around the Design District. Expect an upwardly mobile hip crowd, luxurious décor, good music and well stocked bars.
The Bank Nightclub
The Bank Dance Club caters for Joz’s upmarket socialites and trend setters who are discerning about music, people, fashion and fun. The Bank’s sumptuous purple and black interior is complemented by white leather booths and glass coffee tables.
The venue is centered around a polished wooden floor and an enviably stocked bar which carries the finest champagnes, cognacs and single malts. The Bank is available for corporate and private functions.
Address: 9a Parklands, Keyes Avenue, Rosebank.
Hush is a chic and intimate bar lounge in the design district in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The lounges boast a décor of opulent textures, sleek surfaces and sensuous lighting, making a perfect ambiance to relax in. Take your associates, a group of friends or someone special and enjoy sophisticated, modern & super classy clubbing. For those who like to move their bodies, expect tempting sounds from the city’s most talented DJs.
Hush is open from 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, nights before public holidays and on special events.
Address: Design District 160 Jan Smuts Avenue.
Capital Music Café
Capital Music Café is the place to be for great House Music in the trendy Rosebank area, close to the Design District. Friday nights are full of fun as the beautiful people of Jozi come here to drink and dance, city style. Put on your perfect party outfit, head to the bar at Capital Music Café and you’re on your way to a fantastic night out! Meet up with high-income urbanites who have also come to chill in this spot with its funky furniture.
A pair of turntables is skilfully used each evening by a local DJ pumping out smooth grooves to a laid-back, stylish crowd. A decent array of drinks is served and regular, eclectic club nights and parties are hosted.
Address: Corner Keyes ave & Tyrwhitt ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
The SET nightclub is fashionably cool and luxurious venue, attracting a clientele of affluent professionals over the age of 21, looking for a sexy night out.
From the grand entryway, accentuated with spotlights, the tone is SET for what to expect. The décor of black and silver, sumptuous velvet features and silver accent lighting creates the mood. This is starkly contrasted by the stylistic influence of Marcel Wanders’ in the luxuriously striking wallpaper.
Located in the trendy Design District, parties are always pumping at the weekends. From an electric dance floor, to a wall-to-wall bar offering a hand-crafted cocktail menu, SET shimmers with vivacity and a signature style that is impossible to ignore.
Address: Address: Design District, 160 Jan smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Latinova in the Design District is a premium party venue, frequented by fashionable Sandton studs and hot girls in high heels and sharp attitudes, all ready for an evening of sexy, slinky partying.
The door is monitored closely, lifting the velvet rope only for over 25’s and those dressed elegantly. Once in, enjoy the well-stocked bar with cognacs, wines and superior spirits like Patron and Tanqueray.
The venue is cosy, luxurious and caters for VIP areas, which are perfect if you want to book a table for the night, to have your own spot. The sound is pretty good. The music is on a commercial level, serving up all the radio friendly favourites.
They also do Latin nights, which are mucho bueno, baby!
Address: Design District, 160 Jan smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The Design District has 5 floors of secure underground parking.
Based on the successful gay Babylon club in Pretoria, the club offers stylish décor, sexy barmen and the stylish crowd that love the vibe.
On Friday and Saturday, it is the time for the hot, sexy go-go boys who put on a good show.
Open Wed, Fri and Sat from 7h00 till late. The club is situated at the Oxford Centre, next to Thrupps, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo. Tel: 011 447 3215.
Circle Bar Crown Plaza
Circle Bar is the funkiest bar in Rosebank set in the Crown Plaza Hotel. It has a young, cool vibe and is very well put-together with plush leather seats and moody lighting.
The bar itself has played host to several adverts including the Castle Light advert and takes its name from its circular private booths which are enclosed in curtains of light and would be great for drinks with a few friends. There’s also a private section which can be booked. The music is great and there are DJs on Saturdays.
The Bar serves snacks and has brilliant special drinks; including tequila based cocktail aptly named “The devil made me do it.”
Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank. Tel: +27 (011) 448-3600
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