Our favourite brewery in town runs its operations from a massive warehouse situated inside the 1 Fox complex. The master brewer, Eben Uys, is a chemical engineer infatuated with the beer making process. This is evident in the suds that come from the Mad Giant tanks. The brewery itself forms part of the Japanese fusion restaurant, Urbanologi, and the two collaborate on an ongoing basis.
1 Fox Market – The Sheds
If you fancy yourself a foodie, then the 1 Fox Market – The Sheds – is what you need more of in your life. There’s something for everyone: gourmet burgers from Cadilac Jack’s, Indian food from the Curry King, and Afro-fusion from Paper Planes… and that’s only scratching the surface. There’s also a lekker book store as well as a clothing boutique.
Head chef Jack Coetzee is somewhat of a mad scientist and an artist rolled into one. It’s because of his talent that Japanese fusion has exploded in Johannesburg. Ubanologi is located at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp, the oldest part of town and the heart of Johannesburg. Based inside the Mad Giant Brewery, Urbanologi works side by side with the brewery team, brainstorming and testing new ideas in search of new flavours, ingredients, processes, and techniques. If you’re in the mood for fine dining without the fuss then Urbanologi is where you want to be.
Good Luck Bar
From dirty rock n roll to hustling hip hop, The Good Luck Bar is a music venue and craft beer hall that serve up a variety of parties. With no particular alliance to any one music genre The GoodLuck Bar promotes music in all forms. Don’t be surprised to sit down and experience blue grass followed by kwaito. The beers are cold, the music, loud, and the vibe bigger than John Lennon.
The brain child of famed artist and photographer, Anthea Pokroy, Assemblage acts as a base of operation for a handful of local artists. This space’s mission is to be the central hub (through sharing, connecting, participating) for the Johannesburg visual arts community, in promoting professionalism, excellence and innovation.
By Shawn Greyling