10 Spots To Grab After Work Drinks In Jozi

There’s no better way to wind down after a long day or a tortuous week than by enjoying a few drinks with mates. We’ve put together a list of the top spots to hit after work on a Friday (or a Wednesday … whatever floats your boat!).


1. Island Bar At Southern Sun Hyde Park

For delicious cocktails, a fun vibe, and great music with a classic and elegant feel, pay a visit to Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park … it’s the perfect spot for after work socialising with colleagues and friends. Grab a cocktail and dig into a light meal while watching the Highveld sunset from their pool deck.

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2. Jolly Cool, Parkhurst

Head through to Jolly Cool to play a little pool, grab a meal, or have a few drinks with the mates after work. This popular hangout is the place to be after 17:00. With very reasonably priced food and drink, this is the best way to start the weekend. Don’t leave without grabbing one of their pizzas!

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3. Sixes, Melville

This stylish and upbeat little spot is a gem in the Melville area. This place gives you great music, a social environment, drinks, a choice of 60 different cocktails and meals (in case you get a little hungry with all that drinking). Happy hour lasts for seven hours, from 12pm until 7pm daily, and you can enjoy their special of order-one-cocktail-and-get-another-of-the-same-cocktail-free. That’s two cocktails for the price of one!

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4. Billy the B.U.M.S, Fourways

Billy’s is a bar/cocktail lounge which caters to a more mature scene. With a variety of over 60 different cocktails and mixed drinks, American-style beef burgers (with over 15 different toppings to choose from), and good tunes, this is the ideal spot to wind down the week. Sit and chill in the seated areas and socialise with friends or, if you feel like busting a move, there is a DJ playing the latest music and you can make requests if you want to dance to your favourite tunes.

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5. Liquid Chefs, Rosebank

For fabulously mixed cocktails, Liquid Chefs is the place to be. They’re super-creative with their combos and produce drinks that you’ll absolutely love! This is a hotspot in the Rosebank area for after work drinks, or a night on the town … be sure to check it out!

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6. The Office, Greenside

Leave the office to head to another office that offers fantastic cocktails, delicious tapas, and great music and company after a long and stressful week. The Office Cocktail and Tapas Bar is just the spot if you’re looking to meet up with a few of your mates, chill out, sip on a few drinks, and just enjoy the great vibe. This place is pumping over the weekends and offers an every day special you cannot miss – half price on all cocktails Tuesday – Saturday from 16:00 to 19:00 and Sundays from 14:00 to 17:00.

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7. The Baron

Enjoy after work drinks and dinner at The Baron. A good atmosphere, outstanding service, vintage wines and good food makes The Baron a good place for work events, after dinner drinks, and socialising with friends and family. The Baron has various branches around Joburg, so choose the one closest to you – but just between us, the Sandton and Fourways branches are the best ones!

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8. Hogshead, Illovo

Hogshead in Illovo offers the perfect venue for after work drinks. Relax on their deck with a drink and feel the worries of the week melt away. If you’re feeling peckish, you’ll be able to grab a bite to eat at Hogshead! Catch sporting events on their TVs or make use use of their Wi-Fi to finish last minute work (if you have to).

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9. The Radium Beerhall, Orange Grove

Enjoy a night on the town in one of Joburg’s oldest bars. Expect live performances by local musicians and song writers, check out the new talent on the music scene, have a drink at famous Barman Larry’s Savannah Dry bar; and enjoy a great meal. With walls covered in old memorabilia, posters from ‘back in the day’ and newspaper clippings that have recorded the Radium Beerhall’s history, this bar definitely does give off the vintage vibe.

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10. Hell’s Kitchen, Melville

Hell’s Kitchen is a rockabilly-themed bar in the heart of Melville. It’s got amazing décor that’s sure to catch your eye from the minute you set foot inside! Their food is very tasty and is best washed down with their signature Hellfire Whisky! Perch yourself on one of the comfy leather couches and wind down while you listen to the awesome rock music that comes out of their speakers.

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