Heat up this weekend by hitting some bars. I love putting on my dancing shoes and heading to The Black Ram. Where do you like to go?
A sexy rooftop bar inspired by the owner’s travels to South East Asia – we love the red bar counter and Tom Dixon lights.
Address: 165 Longmarket Street CBD Cape Town
Phone: 021 422 4920/ 4374
The Black Ram at The Power and the Glory
The Power & The Glory offer a handful of bites, vintage decor and a super cool vibe. The adjoining Black Ram bar opens at 5pm and is abuzz not long after. The spot is the epitome of the neighbourhood hangout and chances are great that your afternoon coffee outing will extend late into the evening and perhaps the early hours.
Address: Corner of Kloof Nek and Burnside Roads, Cape Town
Phone: 021 422 2108
Inspired by James Brown and 1970s funk, Fat Back Soul is brought to you by the people behind burger joint Hudson’s and the now-defunct Roosevelt. Expect retro-cool parquet flooring, brown leather banquettes and a rare soul soundtrack. Call ahead to get your name on the guest list!
Address: 289 Long Street, Cape Town
Phone: 021 422 4086
Located on the 22nd floor with a 360 degree view of the city, the stylish Randlords bar and lounge offers designer cocktails and beautifully crafted tapas dishes in an intimate environment. The popular venue is only open for corporate and private functions. Be sure to make a booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Address: 22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
Phone: 011 489 1930
Bright young things have never had it so good in vibey Braamfontein – the S Bar is a relaxed hangout where the like-minded can meet and chill. We love their simple yet compelling decor – beer crates line the walls, vuvuzela lights above the bar – and the well-priced menu that offers the best value for money.
Address: 11 Biccard St, Braamfontein
Phone: 011 489 1900
A little spot in Illovo that loves to make people happy. Awesome coffee, awesome cake and awesome art – so if you are looking for a place that will have you talking about cake and coffee in your sleep, then swing past and come say hello.
Address: 4 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Joburg
Phone: 011 447 2360
The brainchild of the people behind I Heart Durban, Unit 11 is a former factory turned party space. Blocks of primary colours, bright plastic chairs, ping pong and phuza Thursdays, plus electric-indie tracks and live music, equal a pumping atmosphere.
Address: 190 Stamford Hill Rd, Durban
Phone: 072 970 2735