Nothing beats enjoying a cold one with your mates or family after a long week at the office. If a G&T is what gets you relaxed or a quenching craft beer is what sets the tone for your weekend, then these are some of the hottest spots in and around Joburg that you don’t want to miss out on.
The mixologists at Tonic have set the bar when it comes to creating unique blends of the traditional G&T’s you may be used to. From marshmallow infused gin and candy floss toppers to colourful sprinkled rims, you won’t be disappointed. The electric ambience, delicious food and of course the wide selection of both local and international brands of gin is enough to get any G&T lover hooked.
Location: 32 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg
Carbon Bistro, Brooklyn
The selection of gin available at the Carbon Bistro will leave your head spinning. With over two hundred craft gin choices from 34 countries, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are a newbie to the G&T hype, Carbon Bistro is the perfect opportunity for your taste buds to encounter new and exciting flavours that are suited to everyone’s preference. Whether you love hints of citrus, bold aromatics of flowers and herbs, this is the place to get your fix.
Location: 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Long before the craft beer hype hit the scene, Gilroy’s brewery was already perfecting the art of fine natural beer. This award-winning micro-brewery is the perfect place to experience wholesome food, a vibrant atmosphere and world-class ale that is free from preservatives and carefully brewed according to Irish purity laws. This establishment is the perfect weekend mini-getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the new week.
Location: Corner Nooidgedaght Road (R114) and Beyers Naude (M5), Muldersdrift
Capital Craft Beer Academy, Menlo Park
What is a craft beer without a touch of hipster influence? At Capital Craft Beer Academy, you get to experience both. With a wide selection of craft beers, good food and an unforgettable ambience, this spot is a hit for locals and tourists alike. Newbies can sample each selection and explore various flavours of craft and speciality brews. It may be called Capital Craft Beer Academy but they don’t leave anyone out, gin lovers are also in for a treat with their tantalizing selection of premium G&T’s.
Location: Shop 20, Greenlyn Village Centre, Corner of Thomas Edison & 12th Street East, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Bonus Tip: Keep the fun and drinks flowing without a care in the world by taking advantage of our safe and affordable shuttle services. Get your family and friends to your destination and back again without worrying about parking, convoys or drawing straws for a designated driver.