1Newtown Cultural Precinct
One of the most happening areas in the city. Newtown is home to loads of clubs, jazz bars, eateries and late-night music venues.
Enjoy the kasie vibes in Soweto. There are loads of fun shebeens, taverns, nightclubs and restaurants in Soweto. Get down with the locals and party the night away.
The upmarket suburbs of Sandton, Rivonia and Rosebank all offer fantastic nightlife – it’s restaurants, bars, streets cafes and nightclubs (this is where Jozi’s trendy types hang out).
4Jozi’s Soho suburbs
While more geared to wining and dining than nightclubbing, the Soho-type suburbs of Norwood, Parkhurst, Greenside and Parktown North are a great place to start off your evening.
It’s all happening at the Monte! There are pubs, restaurants, theatres and nightclubs. Some of the hottest partying in town takes place at Café Vacca Matta. You have been warned!
It’s all happening at Moloko in the funky suburb of Rosebank - this fashionable venue offers a mature, diverse crowd that love to party all night long.
You’ll find the Fashion TV dining lounge in the heart of Sandton’s CBD, tailor-made for the fashionista/advertising types and trendy set. It’s designer labels all the way.
8The Blues Room
Situated in the Village Walk shopping centre in Sandton, this upmarket nightclub serves up the best of live entertainment, including jazz, fusion, South African bands and a spot of rock ‘n roll.
9Radium Beer Hall
This place is an institution in Johannesburg! Walls are covered with hilarious newspaper headlines covering years of South African history. A laid-back bar and fantastic Portuguese seafood restaurant are yours for the taking. Live music on the weekends.
10Back 2 Basix
This unpretentious spot in Westdene (close to the University of Johannesburg) is a great place to enjoy live music and local South African bands. Decent menu and inexpensive drinks that flow all night long.