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5 places to go beer tasting in Johannesburg



5 places to go beer tasting in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city full of surprises. Not only is it the largest city in South Africa, but it’s also home to some of the best nightlife experiences and beer tasting in Johannesburg. If you’re a fan of craft beer, then you’ll definitely want to check out these seven locations.

1. Brewhogs Micro-Brewery

One of the most well-known makers of premium craft beers is Brewhogs Micro-Brewery. You can visit the active brewery and gain a thorough understanding of the brewing process because it is located right in the centre of Kyalami.

After the tour is over, you can relax in their lovely, peaceful yard with benches and a pond full of ducks and ducklings while sipping an ice-cold beer. Check out “Fresco Fridays,” an outdoor cooking and beer-tasting event, for a livelier ambience. Snack on a famous brewers baguette made by a chef and served with a few tap beers. To us, this sounds like the ultimate beer-tasting experience in Johannesburg!

Operating Times: Monday – Thursday; 8am – 5pm. Friday; 8am – 7pm. Saturday – Sunday; Closed.

Contact Details: 011 466 0746


Address: Unit 50 Barbeque Corner, 25 Dytchley Rd, Barbeque Downs, Kyalami, 1684

2. Capital Craft Beer Academy

If you want to enjoy a variety of beers with your friends, Capital Craft Beer Academy is the place to go! Capital Craft’s bar has something for everyone, and it’s ideal for beer newcomers. One of their goals is to educate and inform the public about the art of beer.

Few places in Johannesburg allow you to choose your own beer tray for beer tasting, but this is different at Capital Craft. Instead, you can enjoy a hearty meal and an exciting Formula 1 session in addition to your choice of beers.

Operating Times: Monday – Friday; 10:30am – 11:30pm. Saturday; 10am – 11:30pm. Sunday; 10am – 7:30pm.

Contact Details: 081 877 6924


Address: Shop 20, Greenlyn Village Centre, Corner of Thomas Edison & 12th Street East, Menlo Park, Pretoria

3. Smack! Republic

The best way to enjoy a beer tasting in Johannesburg is to go to Maboneng for a truly authentically brewed South African beer. No, is the answer. Smack! A new local brewery called Republic is committed to reviving the craft of beer brewing on Johannesburg’s streets.

You can take a cultural stroll through the Maboneng neighbourhood and savour the locally brewed beers. You can end your day with a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in this busy area.

Operating Times: Sunday; 10am – 3pm

Contact Details: 082 856 6852


Address: 13, Arts on Main Building, 266 Fox St, Johannesburg

4. Copper Lake Brewing Co.

Nothing beats a hearty meal paired with a selection of craft beers. Copper lake Brewing Company has a more fruity selection of coolers for those who prefer them. This ‘brewpub’ is more than just a brewery; it also has a fun restaurant for everyone.

Make your way to Copper Lake Breweries in Lanseria for this enjoyable beer tasting experience! This is an excellent opportunity to sample Copper Lake’s extensive menu! This is the place for you and another, whether you are new to beer drinking or an avid fan of their beer selection.

Contact Details: 083 633 1706

Address: Main Rd, Lanseria, 2189 Sunrella AH, Lanseria, 1748


5. Soweto Brewing Company

With its historical sites and authentic African community, Soweto is the ultimate South African cultural experience. Only a short distance from the world-famous Vilakasi Street and the Hector Peterson Memorial. Take some time to enjoy a beer tasting experience at Soweto Brewing Company if you are planning a visit.

Operating Times: Monday – Sunday; 9am – 5pm.

Contact Details: [email protected]

Address: 11846 Senokoanyana St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804

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