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Nightclubs and lounges in Rosebank, Jozi

Rosebank has a thriving night life with cafés, bars and clubs, centered around the Design District. Expect an upwardly mobile hip crowd, luxurious décor, good music and well stocked bars.

Kong Urban Club

Kong Urban Club Rosebank

Kong in Rosebank is the brainchild of nightclub mogul Stephane Cohen who certainly knows how to put on a night of great music. This trail blazing club is situated in the heart of Rosebank and has been designed with sound in mind.

The clientele is most definitely sexy, hip and hot and know how to party all night. And this is easy to do with the cream of local and international DJ’s setting the tone.

Friday nights are dedicated to Urban music and Saturdays to Electro and Dance music. Kong is open from 9pm to 5am on Fridays and Saturdays and on any night before a public holiday.

011 447 0993 or 074 143 4689. Address:  160 Jan Smuts Avenue corner 7th Avenue, Rosebank.

Hush Nightclub

Hush Nightclub, Rosebank Design District, Johannesburg

Hush is a chic and intimate bar lounge in the design district in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The lounges boast a décor of opulent textures, sleek surfaces and sensuous lighting, making a perfect ambiance to relax in. Take your associates, a group of friends or someone special and enjoy sophisticated, modern & super classy clubbing. For those who like to move their bodies, expect tempting sounds from the city’s most talented DJs.

Hush is open from 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, nights before public holidays and on special events.

Address: Design District 160 Jan Smuts Avenue.

Harem Nightclub

Harem nightclub is an invitation to Joburg’s sophisticated crowd to feel at home. With plenty of VIP space set in an elegant décor you feel you could be in a state-of-the-art club anywhere in the world. Music is top of mind with the technically brilliant sound systems. Designed with tiers the club caters to those in the know as to what a club should be.

Thursday to Saturday 10pm to 4am. 011 447 0203. 160 Jan Smuts Ave, Cnr 7th Avenue.

Katzy’s Rosebank

Katzy's Nightclub Rosebank

Katzy’s not only has resident bands that perform five nights a week but offers a Grillhouse menu, a stellar wine list, cocktails of every description and as many cigars as in Cuba. With more than 100 different whiskeys, fine cognacs and bourbons in stock, you could practice for a serious whiskey tasting competition. Open for more than the weekend, Katzy’s clientele enjoy dancing, drinking and eating like never before.

Purpose built as a sophisticated music venue, Katzy’s has the latest stage, sound and audio-visual equipment. Their programme includes an exciting line-up of the best local and international artists.

Lunch is now offered in a wraparound garden and outdoor area.

Katzy’s has a smart casual dress code, and there is no cover charge from Monday – Wednesday. Age Restriction: No under 25’s. Tel: 011 880 3945 (Katzys and Grillhouse share the same number).

Address: The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenue, Rosebank.

Open: Monday to Wednesday: 12 midday until midnight; Thursday & Friday: 12 midday until late; Saturday: 18H30 until late; Sunday: Closed. Public holidays: Please phone to confirm lunch. Katzy’s is closed for lunch on a Saturday’s, when the doors open at 18h30 sharp.

Capital Music Café

Capital Music Cafe, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Capital Music Café is the place to be for great House Music in the trendy Rosebank area, close to the Design District. Friday nights are full of fun as the beautiful people of Jozi come here to drink and dance, city style.  Put on your perfect party outfit, head to the bar at Capital Music Café and you’re on your way to a fantastic night out! Meet up with high-income urbanites who have also come to chill in this spot with its funky furniture.

A pair of turntables is skilfully used each evening by a local DJ pumping out smooth grooves to a laid-back, stylish crowd. A decent array of drinks is served and regular, eclectic club nights and parties are hosted.

Address: Corner Keyes ave & Tyrwhitt ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg


The SET, Rosebank, Johannesburg

The SET nightclub is fashionably cool and luxurious venue, attracting a clientele of affluent professionals over the age of 21, looking for a sexy night out.

From the grand entryway, accentuated with spotlights, the tone is SET for what to expect. The décor of black and silver, sumptuous velvet features and silver accent lighting creates the mood. This is starkly contrasted by the stylistic influence of Marcel Wanders’ in the luxuriously striking wallpaper.

Located in the trendy Design District, parties are always pumping at the weekends. From an electric dance floor, to a wall-to-wall bar offering a hand-crafted cocktail menu, SET shimmers with vivacity and a signature style that is impossible to ignore.

Address: Address: Design District, 160 Jan smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Babylon Club

Babylon Club Rosebank, JohannesburgBased on the successful gay Babylon club in Pretoria, the club offers stylish décor, sexy barmen and the stylish crowd that love the vibe.

On Friday and Saturday, it is the time for the hot, sexy go-go boys who put on a good show.

Open Wed, Fri and Sat from 7h00 till late. The club is situated at the Oxford Centre, next to Thrupps, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo. Tel: 011 447 3215.

Circle Bar Crown Plaza

Circle Bar is the funkiest bar in Rosebank set in the Crown Plaza Hotel. It has a young, cool vibe and is very well put-together with plush leather seats and moody lighting.

Circle Bar, Crowne Plaza, RosebankThe bar itself has played host to several adverts including the Castle Light advert and takes its name from its circular private booths which are enclosed in curtains of light and would be great for drinks with a few friends. There’s also a private section which can be booked. The music is great and there are DJs on Saturdays.

The Bar serves snacks and has brilliant special drinks; including tequila based cocktail aptly named “The devil made me do it.”

Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank. Tel: +27 (011) 448-3600

Sin & Tax Bar

Sin and Tax Bar Rosebank

Syntax bar in Rosebank is a busy place. Based on the speak-easy concept from prohibition times, even getting into the bar is secret. Renowned mixologist Julian Short conceived Sin & Taxes, and watching him mix cocktails is mind blowing.

It is good for small groups but could be difficult to get a table. Later in the evening tables do become available.

This bar is quite dark and discreet and fast becoming a Rosebank legend.

Parkwood Corner, corner of Bolton Road & Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank. 010 900 2559

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

Veuve Clicquot Bar, Tsogo Sun Rosebank

In the Tsogo Sun on the way to the Level Four Restaurant, you pass through the Champagne Bar, bumping into the Joburg “Elite”.

The range of bubbly cocktails is extensive which you can enjoy looking out over good city views. The bar snacks are cool, and if you would like to stay for dinner, there is an outdoor lawn area that is great for warm evenings. The food is really good and you won’t be disappointed.

54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, 011-344-8500.

Mix Cocktail Bar

Mix Cocktail Bar, Rosebank

It is not easy to find a cocktail bar where you can take friends or colleagues after work and still feel a little private. At Mix, the size gives you that freedom and rare luxury of peace and quiet in the midst of a busy bar.

The cocktails are delicious, the Jamaican Tapas superb. Mix also provides brilliant musical entertainment. Some of the entertainment that they’ve had in-house includes: Lady Lea and DJ Ash.

When to visit: Early evening is perfect for a cocktail before dinner.

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday | 4pm to late; Friday | 2pm to late; Saturday | 11am to late.

2nd floor, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank. Tel: 010-594-5545.

Sumo Nightclub

Sumo Nighclub RosebankSumo nightclub in Dunkeld, Rosebank, puts on a well organised house party with DJ’s who know how to rock the house. The venue is spacious and although the events are crowded you can always find place for a breather.

Whether you are on the dancefloor, messing around with friends, chatting outside, this is a great place for a party. It is easy to get drinks when crowded and after all, that is most important.

Join the crowd and you will have a good time too. Open Tuesdays from 9pm and Friday and Sunday from 10pm.

180 Jan Smuts Av Rosebank. 072 410 1362.

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