Johannesburg Bars and Clubs - Vibrant Social Culture
With its mishmash of cultures, Johannesburg has a vibrant social network that never stops. From sports bars to cocktail lounges, cozy pubs to lights-flashing, music-pounding clubs, across the city there are countless places where people gather to socialize. Party-goers can be quite fickle and venues open and close as trends change, yet some old-faithfuls remain and move ahead with the times.
With its dozens of little bars and clubs, Seventh Street in Melville is a nightlife venue that has stood the test of time. This is the ideal setting for doing a bit of pub-crawling, while taking in the local live music on offer. The more affluent crowd may head off to bars and clubs in the northern suburbs of Norwood, Rosebank, Orange Grove and Rivonia. Newtown, in the central business district of South Africa, has been experiencing a rejuvenation of its once vibrant nightlife and this is where party-goers are most likely to find the blend of cultures that makes this exciting city so unique.
Nightclubs in Johannesburg stay open into the small hours of the morning, and while the legal drinking age in the country is 18, some clubs impose a 21 or 25 age restriction. Most clubs have a cover charge, especially when there is a live band playing and with South Africa continuing to turn out amazing musical talent, your chances of hearing the next best thing at one of Johannesburg's bars and clubs is pretty good.