Best cocktails in Jozi | 3 alcohol-infused places to try

Posted on 10 April 2024 By Louise Bell

Whether you’ve had a long work day or want to cut loose for the weekend with your gal pals, finely crafted cocktails are always welcome in any fun plan. As Johannesburg is known for its exceptional nightlife, it can be hard to determine which bar best suits your vibe.

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Are you considering a few cocktail bar options for an unforgettable (depending on your cocktail intake) night? Take a look at a few stellar spaces to enjoy a rainbow of cocktail delights.

Sin+Tax – The cosy yet classy one


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A marvel of curious and tasty libations to try, this cocktail bar in The City of Gold is a must-do for cocktail lovers looking for a flavourful experience. Whether you’re looking for bottled cocktails or a classic Old Fashioned done the right way, this establishment in Rosebank is the place for you.

Location: Corner of Bolton & Jan Smuts Roads, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

A Streetbar Named Desire – The literature lover one

With a name that will make any aspiring writer grin, this quirky space is an excellent option for alcohol lovers looking for unique drinks. From the intoxicating (pun intended) charm of the Woman’s Charm cocktail to the humble pleasures of a Whiskey Sour, you’ll surely find your creative writing juices flowing at this establishment.

Location: 144 Jan Smuts Avenue, Unit 2 Parkwood Mansions, Parkwood, Johannesburg.

Dandelion Cocktail Bar – The fancy one

With vibrant decor and a constant buzz from party-goers ready to hit the town, the Candelion Cocktail Bar is the place to be. This place’s creative alcoholic concoctions are known for providing unique and innovative mixes to its patrons, which is perfect if you’re looking for something a little different.


Whether it’s a New York Sour or the humorous pleasures of ordering a Giggle Juice, you’ll be sure to receive a drink that is made to post on your Instagram story.

Location: L’Corro Shopping Centre, Northcliff, Johannesburg.

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