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Clubs, bars and lounges, Sandton, Johannesburg

Sandton City at Night

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Sandton City Area is known for its very sophisticated, opulent, expensive ambiance. This part of Johannesburg has many beautiful locations, mostly within walking distance and close to the Gautrain station. There is plenty of safe underground parking available, including Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City. 

This article will also provide information on nightclubs and bars in Hyde Park, Bryanston, Rivonia, Kramerville, Sandown and Morningside, all in the Sandton area.

Nightclubs and Bars in the Sandton City Area

Cocoon Lounge

Cocoon Lounge, Sandton CBD, JohannesburgWith a subtle marriage of Urban chic and a sensational integration of chilled ultra lounge aesthetics, Sandton introduces a new champagne, cocktail & cigar bar in its metropolitan hub. Natural yet elegant nodes of wooden cladding, mirror mosaic, hand-picked leather seating pods as well as an al fresco deck area, Cocoon is just the place for Johannesburg’s young, influential elite to meet for after work gatherings, private celebrations or corporate meetings - with a scenic view of the Sandton skyline.

This is definitely a place to look your best and to be seen. Open from 16h00 till late, Wednesday to Saturday.

Shop 8, 24 Central Centre, Cnr Fredman Drive & Gwen Lane, Sandton, next to Taboo: Tel: 011 783-2316.

Taboo

Taboo Lounge and Club, Sandton, JohannesburgSituated in the heart Sandton, Taboo is a world class venue that offers patrons a glamorous and utterly unique, upmarket, chilled experience.

Taboo caters to an esteemed and worldly clientele with a visionary cocktail of superlative musical acts, cutting edge lighting and audiovisual equipment and contemporary interiors complimented by breathtaking skyline views of Sandton. Party to house music upstairs and R&B downstairs.

Open: Fridays 22h00 till late; Saturdays 22h00 till late; Sunday 16h00 till late.  24 Central, corner Fredman Drive and Alice Lane, Sandton. Tel: 011-783 2200.

San Bar Sandton Sun

San Bar, Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton CBD

Sandton’s new premier drinking destination is the San Bar at the Sandton Sun. It has separate restaurant and bar sections. The outdoor deck section is amazing – there are groupings of chairs and couches as well as tables. There are also huge fire-pits which some of the seats are grouped around. On Friday and Saturday nights there is live music on the deck and the ambience is awesome. There’s also a full swimming pool with deck chairs. This bar is best for sundowners as the sun sets behind an exquisite view of Sandton.

The San Bar offers a wide range of wines, beers and signature cocktails, choose between executive lounge seating, bar seats and booths.  This trendy bar is ‘the place to be seen’.

Hours: 10h00 – 00h00: Tel: 0861 44 77 44 or +27 11 461 9744: Ajoined to Sandton City at Cornerr Fifth and Alice Road, Sandton.

Onyx Club

Onyx Nightclub Sandton

The Onyx Club at the Lower Mall level of the Michelangelo Tower has set the standard for exclusive, luxurious Jozi nightlife.

Onyx is focused on creating an exclusive and luxurious experience. Onyx is the perfect space to enjoy, explore and experience all that the City of Gold has to offer.

One-part lounge, one-part nightclub, both parts stylish and exclusive, Onyx is designed with your celebration and social needs in mind. From the finest drinks to the most beautiful people this is the place to see and be seen.

One look around this high-end, luxury space and you know you are in the new social heaven where South Africa’s most beautiful movers and shakers come to let their hair down.

Opening hours: Thursday:10:00pm-2:00am; Friday:10:00pm-2:00am; Saturday:10:00pm-2:00am; Sunday:10:00pm-4:00am.

8 Maude Street , Michelangelo Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg, 062 251 3158.

 Central One

Central One Bar, Radison Blu Gautrain Station, SandtonAfter an exciting day in Johannesburg, settle in and sip a cool cocktail or enjoy a steaming cup of gourmet coffee with friends at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel’s sophisticated Central One Bar.

This relaxing retreat boasts warm woods and modern styling, along with gorgeous views and an extensive drinks menu. The bar offers an ideal spot to relax with friends or watch the big game.

Meet with friends or watch the big game while you sip your favourite cocktail or local beer. The perfect environment from which to escape the city hustle, come and enjoy our new vibrant tapas bar menu, where there will be something for everyone.

You can soak up the sun on the beautiful sun deck with cocktail in hand, or enjoy a light snack from the Pool Deck Bar at the hotel.

Open 10am to midnight.

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Cnr of Rivonia Road & West Street, Sandton. Tel: (27-11) 286-1000

Skye Bar at the Holiday Inn

Sky Bar, Holiday Inn, Sandton

This bar has a fantastic location, with an excellent view of the Sandton skyline, which is even more impressive at night. The modern décor of plush upholstery is offset by chandeliers and timeless classicism showing incredible attention to detail and luxury that characterizes the hotel.

The bar is well stocked and busy, especially at the weekend. There is a deck for smoking and a huge room which is available for functions.

Holiday Inn (9th floor), 123 Rivonia Road, Sandton. Tel: +27 (0) 11 282 0000.

Lacuna Bar Maslow Hotel

Designer cocktails, delicious gin & tonic mixes, mojito, cider, craft beers or non-alcoholic iced tea, Lacuna Bar is a great place to enjoy after work.

If you end up feeling peckish, there is a sushi bar with an African twist, and a comprehensive, tasty bar menu.

Sit back and relax in this stylish bar in Sandton with a fine-cut cigar – choose from our selection of Cohibas and Montecristos. We also have a beautifully curated selection of Cognacs, armagnacs, ports, whiskeys and bourbons, including exclusive and rare blends.

With quiet views of the gardens and pool, the outside terrace is an inviting spot.

Hours: 10am till 2am. 10 226 4600.

Located in the Maslow Hotel at 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton, the free parking makes it an easy choice.

Nightclubs and Bars in Bryanston

Social on Main

Social on Main Bar Bryanston

Bryanston’s vibey Social On Main is where good food and drinks meet for a splendid time. Along with the fresh food they also have our stunning drinks range. More than just the standard drinks you’d find at any bar – they specialise in Cocktails, Local Craft Beer and Local Wines. The extensive cocktail menu combines fresh and quirky ingredients to give a twist on the classics. Try our range of flavoured Mojitos or our range of Globe glassed G&T cocktails. The Strawberry & Vanilla G&T is fabulous! If you’re looking for a little freshness, try the Mint & Cherry that combines sweet and sour with mint.

They’re also part of the prestigious ‘World Class’ Cocktail program. The craft beer is on tap with special limited-edition bottles to tickle your taste buds – try the range of beer made by master craftsmen.

Visit: 1 Posthouse Street, Corner Main Road and Posthouse Street, Bryanston, 011-706-7115.

Tigersmilk

Tigers Milk Bar Bryanston

Tigersmilk is a dude’s kind of hangout after work, where you can relax with mates and beat that traffic home. Whether a draft is your fancy – they offer their locally made Tiger’s Milk Lager – or if you’re looking for a cocktail, their selection is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Tiger’s Milk is the best destination for ‘dude food’, made good. Epitomising handcrafted goodness with a menu that takes pizza, grills and burgers to the next level.

Open 12 noon till late.

Shop 1, Riverside Junction, Cnr of St James and Bryanston Drive, Bryanston. 010 286 0105.

The Landmark

The Landmark Bar, BryanstonThe cocktails at The Landmark are inspired by Jozi locations and change every six months to you keep you going back.

Not only can you enjoy cocktails inspired by diverse historical moments in Egoli history like Vilakazi Street in Soweto, the Rissik street post office, The Kraal, Number 4 (a reference to the notorious Number Four prison at Constitution Hill) and Naledi High (recalling the Soweto Uprising and police brutality against schoolchildren in 1976) but there is an extensive wine list and craft beers.

With its rich and warm atmosphere, Landmark is the ideal spot for a great night out. Adjacent to Café Botanica Del Sol, it’s also a great pre or post-dinner aperitif spot.

 

Bryanston Shopping Centre, William Nicol Dr & Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston. 011 463 5081.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 2am; Sunday 12pm to 7pm; Monday closed.

Nightclubs and Bars in Rivonia

Madison Avenue Rivonia

Madison Avenue in Rivonia is owned and founded by nightclub guru Guy van der Post. His reputation for producing so many of South Africa’s really popular clubs is only uplifted with this Sandton Superclub. It guarantees the ultimate clubbing experience in Joburg while showcasing the best DJs.

Experience designer bars, great sound and lighting, luxury VIP booths, together with fantastic music inclusive of commercial charts and hits from the ’90s and early 2000s.

A fun vibe and safe atmosphere for all over 18′s. Original ID essential.

Dress code: Gents – smart casual: no shorts, slops, vests, caps or active wear and ladies dress to impress.

Check website for events

Hours: Fridays 8pm to 2am; Saturdays 9pm to 2am.

Address: 19 Wessel Rd, Rivonia, Sandton. Phone: 082 889 2386

Saturdays are promoted by Buddhafunk: Jason: 082 463 4118 or Neal: 072 633 3700.

Nightclubs and Bars in Morningside

Sankayi Nightclub and Lounge

Sankayi Nightclub and Lounge Morningside

Sankayi has been attracting people from different backgrounds and cultures to experience and have a taste of African and Urban entertainment since 1997, making it one of the longest running and active clubs to this day.

The venue has a capacity of 500 people and consists of 2 Bars, a Lounge and numerous VIP areas.

Over the years Sankayi has brought in artists such as, MiCasa, Dbanj, Mafikizolo, Fally Ipupa, Da LES, Zahara and Ice Prince Zamani to name a few.

The club’s consumer average age is 30, usually young and established people or those on their way to the top of the ladder looking for a unique experience.

Friday and Saturday nights are always from packed 10 PM to 5 AM and Sunday offers a free African Buffet for all the clientele whether they’re from Belgium, South Africa Ghana, DRC, Nigeria, Mozambique, France or England. Everyone is welcome.

On other days during the week the lounge can be found open in the evening for soccer matches or a casual meeting place.

If you’re in Johannesburg and want an experience with a touch of class then Sankayi is the place to be, giving you just the right dose of RnB, Zouk, Kizomba, House, HipHop and more.

Hours: Thurs: 8pm till 3am; Fri & Sat: 10pm till 3am; Sun: 9pm till 3am.

90 Degree Shopping Centre, C/O Rivonia & Kelvin, Morningside. +27 73 362 7095.

Nightclubs and Bars in Parkmore

The Booth Nightclub

Sandton, Johannesburg

Carefully positioned in the heart of Sandton, Booth Night Club offers its clientele an exclusive VIP experience with an international feel. Booth has brought a premium modern, luxury clubbing experience to the Johannesburg market.

With a state-of-the-art sound system, 2 fully serviced bars, designer furniture, exclusive VIP booths and free WIFI, you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself.

Address: 130 11th St, Parkmore, Sandton, 2196

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10pm to 6am. Phone: 011 883 2091.

Nightclubs and Bars in Hyde Park

Island Bar, Southern Sun Hyde Park

Island Bar, Southern Sun Hyde Park, JohannesburgThe Southern Sun Hyde Park is the new hotel on top of Hyde Park shopping centre and is home to the Island Bar. Sporting a huge inside space with a dining area and a beautiful outside deck with plunge pool.

The deck is the place to sip cocktails while you lounge in inviting couches and watch the sunset over leafy Hyde Park and Craighall.

The Whisky & Cigar Bar allows you to relax and enjoy your selection of the refined combination of fine Whiskey or Cognac and a select Cigar.  Explore what is arguably one of the best selections of whiskey in Johannesburg. Address: 1st Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg 2024: Phone:011 341 8080

Nightclubs and Bars in Kramerville

Sir James Bar at Katy’s Palace
Sir James Bar, Kramerville

Sir James is a specialty bar that caters for the good old times right now. Easy going and laid back with a unique décor that recreates the classic, and mixes in the quirky and a bar fully stocked with the good stuff, this is a fine place to sit back and enjoy the good life.

Sir James is the perfect old boy for your bachelor’s, a wonderful new acquaintance to introduce to friends, a billiards aficionado and a great conversationalist.

Take in the views of the Sandton Skyline as you kick back and relax.

It’s only open on Wednesday’s from 4pm till late or for occasional events on Fridays.

6 Desmond Street, Kramerville, Sandton. +27 72 607 4235

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