Wine And Champagne Bars

We went scouting for P-town’s most popular wine and champers bars and found some genuine wine culture hangouts. If you’re looking for an after-work glass of vino or a place with a top-notch drinks selection, head to one of these spots…

Altitude Altitude is a trendy new supper club and champagne garden located on the upper level of Times Square. It’s no surprise that with a great view over the Menlyn Maine precinct and one of the finest wine, vodka, gin and whisky collections in Gauteng on offer, this is where the who’s who of Pretoria seems to be hanging out. Altitude is all about people, exceptional drinks and entertainment. The Vegas-style promoter creates a vibey ambience that really sets Altitude apart from other wine and champers places in the area.

Details: Times Square Menlyn Maine / 012 003 6185 /

Hinterland Vleishandelaar Hinterland Vleishandelaar is a stylish boutique wine bar and meat merchant serving a fine selection of private cellar wines. The wines you’ll find at this well-liked after-work hangout ranges from reasonably affordable to extremely expensive. Hinterland Velishandelaar is a sophisticated wine bar and the restaurant has exclusive rights to serve the superior quality Hinterland meat products on the menu.

Details: The Club Retail Park, corner of Pinaster and 18th Street, Waterkloof Heights / 012 3400082 /

Whisk Wine Bar Whisk is an eclectic food and wine bar. The bar menu includes a range of craft beers, interesting cocktails and a wine list that offers everything from popular vines to rare cultivars. The food menu has something to satisfy all tastes and many of the ingredients are sourced fresh from their garden. Whisk is an easy-going venue that houses a wine bar, pub-style restaurant and kids playground area.

Details: 1 Cornwood Ave, Irene / 012 667 2883/

Priva Lounge Priva Lounge is an upscale fine dining restaurant with a champagne bar, cigar lounge and a resident jazz band. The Priva Lounge wine collection is extensive: everything from easy drinking to a selection of the best of the best is available. Why not take a walk into the temperature-controlled wine cellar and see for yourself? The list of single malts and spirits on offer is also impressive. Priva Lounge is swanky, glitzy and a popular place on the Pretoria social scene.

If you’re at Priva to enjoy some of the top quality bubbly, considering sticking around for dinner too. The internationally qualified sommelier-owner team is adept at pairing exotic and exclusive wines to unique dishes, providing wine aficionados with an exceptional wining and dining experience.

Details: 103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights / 012 346 4849 /

Moo Moo Moo Moo is a casual steakhouse and wine bar with the tag-line "meet and whine". When it comes to wine, the Moo Moo motto is to try something new. The “Wall of Wine” is continuously stocked with both well-known as well as lesser-known local wines that are changed regularly. Moo Moo offers unpretentious wine buffs a laid-back place to enjoy an affordable, decent glass of wine. The steak dishes are also not to be sniffed at.

Details: Brooklyn Square, Corner of Veale and Middle Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk / 012 346 8888 /

Carbon Bistro Carbon Bistro is all about exceptional food, good wine, craft beer and craft gin. This modern bistro, with its minimalist décor, offers the largest selection of craft gin in Gauteng. With more than 100 types from 26 countries available, gin-lovers are spoiled for choice! The cocktail menu also makes Carbon Bistro well worth a visit.

Details: 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn / 012 340 0029 /

By Jana van der Linde