Where: The Foundry Prestwich Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 418 2949
Housed in a 100-year old foundry, Beluga offers a chic New York-styled loft vibe that’s cool, yet classy. The open-plan kitchen, vast array of cocktails and an impressive sushi selection make it the perfect backdrop for a good night out. The space is minimalist with a sleek cocktail bar and a well-stocked wine cellar. If you’d like more intimacy, set up shop on the quaint outdoor terrace. Contemporary sushi and pan-Asian delights are the things to order; accompanied by one of their delicious cocktails, of course!
Where: Shop no 72, Design Quarter, Cnr William Nicol Dr and Leslie Avenue, Fourways, Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 465 8141
For a divine East-meets-West experience, Buddha Ta will leave you feeling like you’re just stepped foot in Thailand. With a huge Buddha overlooking the main bar area, you may be inclined to take up meditation pose. The bar attracts Jo’burg’s hip and trendy crowd and the music adds to the cool atmosphere. With heavenly tapas and delicious cocktails, often combining unusual ingredients with pleasant results, Buddha Ta is a must for all cocktail lovers.
Where: 2 Lighthouse, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu Natal
Contact: 031 514 5000
To lap up awe-inspiring beauty and tasty cocktails, The Lighthouse bar at Umhlanga’s trendy Oyster Box Hotel and Spa is the perfect spot for sundowners overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Looking out from the deck is incredible with panoramic views of the beach. The vibey music and the long list of exotic and flavourful cocktails will keep you entertained for hours.