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The best happy hours in town 

Jan 7, 2020, Author: Hello Joburg

It’s January … and payday has never felt so far away. But just because your bank account is empty doesn’t mean your social calendar should be too. Simply head to these Jozi bars to get the best bang, or brew, for your last few bucks!  


Winner Winner Jozi 

This newly opened chicken joint in Melville promises to satiate more than just a fried-chicken craving with its unmissable happy hour, which runs from 16h30 to 19h30 Monday through Saturday. These three glorious hours give visitors a chance to sample all the restaurant’s delicious drinks at half the price. That’s right … all of them! You’ll be spoilt for choice as they have a pretty decent wine list and selection of beer including their very own Winner Winner Lager – not to mention their unique cocktails that ordinarily go for around R60. We recommend the Peanut Butter & Jelly Old Fashioned shaken with peanut infused bourbon as well as the Cereal Killer; a combination of bourbon, dark rum and cereal milk. If those remind you a little too much of the dinners you’ve had lately, try the I Love You So Matcha made with matcha and condensed milk. It’s also a great trade-off for dessert! 

Corner of 4th Avenue & 5th Streets, Melville   

011 482 1215  

Facebook: @winnerwinnerjozi   

Instagram: @winnerwinnerjozi   

Topo Gigio  

Located in Greenside, this cool hangout is the ultimate spot for catching up with friends. On Sundays to Thursdays from 15h00 to 17h00, Fridays from 14h00 to 16h00 and on Saturdays from 13h00 to 15h00 all their jugs are half the price. So, if you’re looking for simple but delicious drinks and a lot of them, there’s no better place! The offerings mainly comprise of classics like mojitos, Pimms and sangria. You can’t go wrong with the Tanqueray Mojito which, as the name suggests, is made with Tanqueray gin, mint, crushed ice and Appletizer. After a pick me up? The LL Toro is unbeatable as it contains Red Bull, vodka and crushed ice. These jugs can be ordered to split with a group of friends, or you can order yourself one and consider drinks sorted for the night. Hey, we’re not judging! For those who aren’t lovers of cocktails, they also have a half-off special on their wines on Thursdays.   

12 Gleneagles Road, Greenside 

011 646 9573  

Facebook: @topogigiorestaurant  


Six Cocktail Bar

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Six Cocktail Bar in Melville. If you’re familiar with Jozi’s bar scene, you’ll probably already known that Six is a fail-safe for great beverages at a reasonable price. Their two-for-one deal on cocktails is truly unbeatable and runs from 12h00 to 19h00 every day. Trust us – you’ll need every minute of the seven-hour special to work your way through their vast cocktail list that features over 60 drinks. Make sure you savour a Kimosa, a blend of kiwi fruit and champagne, or the Mexican El Diablo made with tequila, blackberries and fresh ginger and topped with ginger ale. Longing for something a little plainer? Enjoy the Snoop Dogg – a mint-kissed gin and juice. Whoever said the party season was over was so wrong!  

90 3rd Avenue, Melville 

011 482 8306 

Facebook: @sixcocktailbar 


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