Sober September. Ocsober. Finding ways to detox is always a good idea. Well, maybe for those with the right amount of willpower. Mind over matter.
Yet, Ocsober has just about ended, and it's time for a well-deserved 'Cheers!' as we plan to indulge in some weird and wonderful drinks served in some of the most beautiful spaces in our cities. And what do they always say, "if you're going to do something wrong, do it right"
(Just remember to get that Uber back home.)
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Here's where to grab a proper cocktail or beer this festive season. (Yes, festivities have officially started in our books!)
We've sipped rum in this speakeasy before. But now, we want to go back for an old fashioned. Earlier this year, it won Best New Cocktail Bar at the The BAR (Bartending Accolades & Recognition) Awards, which makes us think a cocktail in this dimly lit bar in a converted 1894 warehouse in Cape Town, should be our next stop.
Book, only thereafter will you be told the location of this secret bar. Hush-hush.
The bar recently moved to the V&A, and is on fire judging by social media! Serving creative cocktails consisting of interesting ingredients like rooibos, brandy, buchu and citrus soda. Drinks and dishes are inspired by iconic features in and around Cape Town - it's the perfect after-work meeting-up spot.
The space is an aesthetic wonder. Decorated to resemble an old athletics (mostly tennis) club, it is the ideal place to be social in the Mother City. Also, the bathrooms are Instagram worthy...
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This Rosebank bar on Bolton Road is number 88 on the extended list of the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2019. Expect drinks that include: Glenfiddich 12yr, pineapple and lemon verbena, lavender coconut cream and wild gooseberry juice. (See below)
Feeling adventurous after a month of no beer? Have a beer at this laid-back Durban bar. The Irish Cream Ale draught to be exact. With an upfront, delicious malt character and creamy mouth feel that is emphasised by the use of nitrogen to pour this beer - it's a pretty unique experience.
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