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Best Lounges in Johannesburg, South Africa

Posted: Jul. 14th, 2010  |  By Carly Zinderman
Best Nightlife: As the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also amongst the wealthiest, offering a diverse array of things to in the metropolitan city. Along with new tourist destinations and a bustling business districts are plenty of high-end lounges in which to enjoy some local spirits and traditional favorites. Many are located in Melville, the center of Johannesburg nightlife.

Six Cocktail Bar
Set in the heart of Melville it is the trendy cocktail bar you don't want to miss out on. They are open daily from 12pm till 2am. The best news ever is that Happy Hour is 7 hours, starting from 12pm till 7pm. Seven hours of fun where cocktails are 2 for the price of 1.With 60 different cocktails to choose from you sure have no reason to be bored with the mundane. Be daring try all of them at least once...just not on the same day!

Buzz 9
Industrial d├ęcor and a hip vibe have made Buzz 9 a local hotspot. The commercial setting is where both locals and tourists collect to try some of the lounge's cocktail blends, including the favorite Beach Buzz house special, a concoction of vodka, peach schnapps and gin tipple, mixed with grapefruit and orange juice. Buzz 9 is a great place to people watch from the sofas and chairs found inside to the bistro-style tables outdoors.

The Polo Lounge at The Westcliff Hotel
A popular drawcard among Johannesburg?s in crowd, the Polo Bar features a wide selection of traditional cocktails and mixers. With an all new tapas and light lunch menu, an extensive Champagne selection and interesting liqueurs, it is the perfect place to meet and enjoy good company.

Xai Xai Lounge
Owner Karla Krischker brings a welcome touch of Mozambique and its cuisine to Johannesburg. Situated in Melville, this lively yet laid-back cocktail bar and restaurant is the hottest joint on the Melville Strip.

Circle Bar at Crowne Plaza Johannesburg
Perfect for sundowners, pre-dinner drinks or late night fun, the Circle Bar occupies pride of place at Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank. Our magnificent Cocktail Bar just off the Main Lobby has recently been rated as the best cocktail bar in the country. Enter the Circle Bar and find the perfect ambience for a night out for the socialite, the yuppie or the business person. The plush leather seats, intimate colour changing pods and comfortable furnishings create a space pulsating with an energy born of Johannesburg's unique city vibe. A must see!

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