Taryn Louch tells us about her fave places to hang out with friends and have a good time.
Best bottlestore to buy beer
The best bottle store is Norman Goodfellows in Illovo. Whether it’s a case of beer or a bespoke bottle of very expensive liquor, the staff know what you’re looking for, even if you don’t!
Best bottlestore to buy wine
The best boutique bottle store to buy wine is Wine Concepts in BluBird Shopping Centre. When Claudia Henkel got married, we found a bottle of bubbles called Claudia that was such a beautiful bespoke gift.
Best cocktail bar
I’m going to go with Gentlemen’s Arthouse in Newtown. Curated cocktails sipped among the coolest cats in the city, a unique and decadent space … I’m immediately transported to Paris with an overload of sensory spoils.
Best craft beer pub
Craft in Parkhurst is the best if you’re looking for a craft beer pub. It not only offers a wide selection of craft beers, but the crafted cocktails, milkshakes and desserts ensure there’s something for everyone.
Well, if we’re talking best drink, there’s only one thing better than a glass of champagne … a bottle!
Best local band
Mi Casa is one of my absolute all-time favourites! Their music gets everyone up on their feet.
Best neighbourhood pub
I’m not much of a pub crawler, but I think the Irish do it best, so I’d say The Brazen Head in Sandton is the best neighbourhood pub. It goes all out for St Paddy’s day, complete with green beer!
It’s The VIP Room in Sandton. It plays the best old-school hip hop and R&B, and has the most beautiful people sashaying across the dance floor.
Best pick-up spot
Hmmm … I’d say a hotel bar is the best place to mingle with single men and women, and why not a pick-up spot with a picturesque backdrop? I’m going to go with Southern Sun Hyde Park.