A breath of fresh air in Jozi


We were privileged to share a good friend’s “Tying the Knot” party last weekend.  But this isn’t going to be a wedding blog about love, finding of soul mates, dancing till dawn, too much tequila or catching up with old faces (all of which occurred of course) but rather I wanted to talk about the divine venue it was held at.

I love discovering new places in Jozi, the concrete jungle I am sometimes guilty of loving to hate!  The Copper Bar in Bryanston is one such place that makes me eat every grumbly word I have ever uttered about our city .  It is set above an office block that at first glance gives off a very serious and grey vibe.  However, once the elevator doors opened at the top floor, revealing the Bar’s personality, there was nothing grey or serious about it. Filled with wood, fairy lights and greenery, the space was utterly breathtaking with an almost 180 degree view of Byranston and Sandton at sunset.  You could even see as far as Muldersdrift (I think).

The centre point of the open air section to the right was a big old tree, with a rustic wooden bar built around it, fairy lights illuminating it. Some party-goers stood under the tree reminiscing all night.  To the left was the under cover section which sported the coolest bar I have ever seen, made from – you guessed it – copper!  The black and white tiled dance floor juxtaposed the Copper Bar perfectly and it really felt like we were in New York City rather than Jozi City.

The whole space was friendly, comfortable and utterly welcoming and I would definitely like to go back for a visit soon.  It made the evening absolutely fabulous and made up for the fact that I did THE most embarrassing thing I have ever ever done (and for me that’s saying a lot) – asking a waitress if I could see her neck tattoo only to be told “Ma’am, its a mole!”


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