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Good pubs and clubs are available in the Melville student district, Braamfontein, Rosebank and the Newtown cultural precinct. Posh and upmarket clubbing happens in the Rivonia and Sandton area.

Back o' the Moon NightclubLocated in Gold Reef City CasinoPhone: +27 (0)11 496-1423A casino-restaurant with live traditional and contemporary jazz, plus dinner and dancing. It has a wide selection of grills and seafood on a good-value set menu. Open Tu-Sa for lunch and dinner, R25.
Troyeville HotelOld-fashioned bar with pool tables and occasional events like book launches, jazz bands. Good restaurant. Close to rugby and soccer stadiums, the bar is packed on match days. Sunday barbecues with a view of the city and local draught beers.
Monsoon LagoonCaesar's Palace CasinoPhone: +27 (0)11 928-1280Good nightclub with DJ Sebastian. Closed.
The Manhattan Club19 Wessels Rd, RivoniaPhone: +27 (0)11 803-7085Hours: Th-Sa 8PM-4AMish, Tu W 9PM-3AM. Closed Su M, ThPrice: R50-70 coverA huge stylish and bustling venue, with a total of 8 bars which include a shooters bar and a ladies only cocktail bar. Discounts for students and ladies.
The Woods / Town Hall66 Carr Street, NewtownHours: Fr-Sa 7PM-2AM.Price: Varies based on event. Expect R50 - R300The best venue in Johannesburg if you're young and looking for a party. Most commonly hosts dubstep or drum 'n bass parties. The Woods and Town Hall are two clubs right next to each other, close to the bustling city. Mostly 20-somethings and students. Fun place.
The Radium Beer HallLouis Botha Ave, Orange GrovePhone: +27 (0)11 728-3866This place has been serving beer since 1929. Live music on weekends
Roxy Rhythm Bar20 Main Rd, MelvillePhone: +27 (0)11 726-6019Price: R50 cover chargeThis club has a rooftop dance floor and a monster sound system. It welcomes live rock bands, dance events and even stand-up comedy. The more popular bands play at the weekends and Monday is student night.
SAB World of Beer15 President Street, NewtownPhone: +27(0)11 836-4900Fax: +27 (0)11 836-4900Price: R25 for the tour, including 2 free drinks in the pub at the end of the tour.The SAB-Miller Beer museum.
Katzy'sUpmarket bar in The Firs mall next to Hyatt in Rosebank with music and dancing most nights. Specialises in expensive whiskies. Mixed, middle-aged, wealthy kinda crowd. There is a cover charge to get in when a live band is playing.

source: Wikivoyage

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