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Clubs, bars and lounges, Sandton City, 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.
Icon Club

Icon Club, Sandton CBD, Sandton, JohannesburgSophisticated nightclub experience for a mature and trendy crowd in the 25-45 age group. Tastefully decorated, smart and sexy atmosphere, nice selection of music genres throughout the weekend.

Fridays: Music Urban, Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall, House Open 21h00 till late, Dress Code Smart, Strictly over 21.

Saturdays: Music House and Commercial, Open 21h00 till late, Dress Code Smart Elegant, Ladies Strictly over 21, Gents over 25.

Sundays: Music: Urban, Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall, House, Open 19h00 till late, Dress Code Smart Elegant, Strictly over 21.

Secure Parking on Fredman Drive. Address: 12 Fredman Drive, Sandton. Tel: +27 72 144 5852 or 011 783 3860.

VIP Room

The VIP Room, Michaelangelo Towers, SandtonLocated in the heart of Sandton’s bustling business district, the intimate VIP Room encompasses an intimate, luxurious informality with a sensual combination of deep jewel tones and opulent finishes. Adding to the intimate luxury is a wide selection of unique cocktails and premium brands served by a perfectly polished team of beautiful hostesses.

The focus at The VIP Room was on creating the most exclusive venue in the city, offering chic glamour and progressive entertainment, thereby ensuring that The VIP Room becomes a new social haven for the cities most beautiful and high profile movers and shakers.

Open Thursday to Saturday: 10h00 till late: Tel: (011) 784-6384 or 079 875 4030.

Shop P1, 2nd Floor, Michelangelo Towers, Maude Street, Sandton.

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 09h00 till late, Wednesday to Saturday.

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

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.

The Sands

The Sands, Sandton, JohannesburgThe Sands is a luxurious venue with the look and feel of a classic Las Vegas hotel bar, attracting Jozi’s glamorous crowd. This central location is the place for the ultra hip to sip champagne while listening and dancing to the finest hip hop, house and afro pop.

Sit out on the pool deck in summer or enjoy the indoor space which offers the lights and mirror ball club experience.

Whether you come to enjoy the sushi bar and cocktails or to party for the night, you will take away a good experience. Open Friday and Saturday 17h00  till 3h00 and Sunday from 17h00 till 02h00.  58 Wierda Road, Wierda Valley, Sandton. Tel: 011 783 1330.


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.

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 unwind after a busy day.

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

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.

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

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