If you’re looking for an exclusive rooftop bar to enjoy your afternoon or evening, then Randlords should be at the top of your list. Located in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg, you get to enjoy the city’s buzz while watching the sunset and seeing the city night-lights come on. This, coupled with a great drink and great company… what more could you ask for?
Elevate Rooftop: The Reef Hotel
Located in the Marshalltown area of Johannesburg, The Reef Hotel should definitely be second on your list given their fabulous Elevate Rooftop Venue. This space can also be hired out for events and guests can enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. So, if you’re planning on hosting a fabulous rooftop bar event, why look anywhere else? Alternatively, just go enjoy the view, some drinks and food.
The Living Room
Take a drive down to the Maboneng Precinct and enjoy the sunset and hipster buzz with a cocktail in hand at The Living Room. This nature inspired and vibrant rooftop bar is perfect to enjoy sundowners with friends, take photographs and share some good laughs. Also serving tasty food, your experience here will be unforgettable.
The Westcliff: Four Seasons Hotel
If you’re craving something a bit more suburban and modern then The Westcliff might just be the perfect venue for you. Imagine being served succulent tapas and delicious drinks while you enjoy a stunning sunset on a cliff? Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? You also get to enjoy a view of the more green side of the city as opposed the the concrete jungle.
The San Deck: Sandton Sun
Loved by many Sandton residents, The San Deck is the perfect rooftop bar whether in summer or winter. Summer is best to enjoy the sun with some gorgeous cocktails under the fabulous umbrellas or on the couches, which are perfect for tanning. Winter is also great with the outdoor heaters and glorious fire pits to keep you warm in the evening.
By Cleopatra Shava
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