For The Bohemian
The Maboneng Precinct
Most people go to The Maboneng Precinct on Sundays because of Arts On Main. However, this precinct is perfect for any and every free-spirit in Joburg on any day of the week. Quirky food places, coffee shops, art galleries and fashion boutiques – it’s a bohemian’s dream. It’s real downtown Jozi, so go experience it for yourself.
Popularly know for the Market Shed and The Good Luck Bar, 1Fox Precinct is another bohemian favourite. Nestled in Ferreirasdorp, everyone (boho or not) must visit it at least once. The precinct is also home to the rad Fox Junction event venue – so don’t just throw any silly ol’ event, throw a real unconventional and unforgettable shindig here.
For The Hipster
All hipsters love Braam so if haven’t been to Braam yet, you’re losing your touch honey. Get with the program! From alternative fashion to trendy clothing stores, it’s one of the top non-mainstream fashion hubs in the city. Don’t even get us started on the quirky coffee shops and rad restaurants …
Park Corner is the new kid on the block when it comes to trendy spots. Remember when the coolest thing about Rosebank was the Goodman Gallery and Circa Gallery? Well now, you can take your hipster yourself out at Bolton Road Collection, among other rad restaurants Then be off to your art exploration. This corner is definitely one of our favourite additions to the city!
For The Fashionista
We know Joburgers don’t play about their fashion. At the Arch, you’re on it with the fashion shows, the clothing brand launches, fashion photoshoots and so on. If you are one that loves to look good, but if it’s not quality then you don’t want it, take a drive to Melrose Arch. Go on, get your wardrobe kitted out with the hottest fashion trends on the runway.
Hyde Park Corner
Want your haute couture right here and right now without the admin of ordering online and waiting 5 to 7 working days to get it? Then Hyde Park Corner is the place to go. So whether it’s Valentino, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent or Versace – there’s a store with just the thing you need. After all that shopping on your favourite fashion spoils, refuel at one of their fine restaurants.
For The Party Animal
Kong Club Rosebank
If you’re a party animal, love music and you don’t mind breaking it down with some local and international celebs then Kong is the place for you. This nightclub is best known for playing the latest hip-hop and house music – perfect for those looking to let loose on the dance floor. But it’s not just about the partying, you have to look the part too at this club – dress up.
7th Avenue Melville
Feeling nostalgic over your varsity years when club hopping was a must and you had it all on one street? Then, get out of the house and join the other party animals on 7th Avenue is Melville. This road is lined with a diverse range of clubs and restaurants. If you don’t want to dress up, it’s super chilled.
For The Lunching Lady & Gent
4th Avenue, Parkhurst
For the ladies and gents that love to lunch and indulge in some window shopping , 4th Avenue, Parkhurst is definitely the place to go. With a range of independant restaurants, it’s one of those “let’s spend the whole afternoon here” type of locations. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner – one could totally live there.
Another great spot is 44 Stanley. Home to a collection of specialty stores from antiques to fashion, you can grab a delicious lunch at one of their restaurants then do some shopping or browsing. Spend either some well-deserved ‘me-time’ or much-needed bonding with your friends.
Know other trendy spots in Joburg not mentioned? Let us know below!
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