Not sure where to go to enjoy a fine glass – or two – of fizz this New Year’s Eve? Established hospitality group, Tsogo Sun has a number of elegant bars tailored to a high-end experience without the premium prices. Here’s our choice of 4 champagne bars in South Africa to try.
Bars that bring the bubbles
Veuve Clicquot Signature Champagne Bar
Overlooking the pretty terrace garden of 54 on Bath in Rosebank, this oh-so-sexy Champagne bar is just the place for pre-dinner drinks. While the tipple of choice here is, of course, the French Champagne it was named for, there are plenty of local MCCs and wines to choose from, as well as cocktails and high-end spirits. Enjoy your drinks with delicious bar snacks. 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank; 011-344-8442.
San Restaurant, Bar and Deck
With its über-chic, sleek setting, the San Restaurant, Bar & Deck at Sandton Sun is undoubtedly one of Jozi’s most trendy venues. Whether for casual sundowners or sophisticated cocktails at a more formal gathering, this is the perfect spot! Think fire pits, relaxed seating and savouring bubbles under the stars amidst the hip-and-happening crowd. Sandton Sun Hotel, 5th Street, Sandton; 011-780-5000.
Pop open a bottle of bubbles on the Pool Deck at Southern Sun Hyde Park in Sandton, which boasts a spectacular view of the Highveld sunset. 1st Road, Hyde Park Corner, Hyde Park; 011-461-9744.
Stella Café & Bar
Located on the ground floor of Southern Sun The Cullinan in Cape Town, Stella Café & Bar is just the place for poolside Champers and cocktails on its stunning deck. 1 Cullinan Street; 021-415-4000.
Visit tsogosun.com for more information.
Written by Malu Lambert