If you’re looking to sip G&Ts in a stylish setting or stay hydrated in the hippest bar, we’ve rounded up the trendiest spots in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban where you can do just that. From intimate speakeasies and creative eateries to vibey markets and atmospheric watering holes, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to enjoy your Six Dogs.
The Drinkery | Cape Town
This quirky speakeasy is tucked away in Cape Town’s New Heritage Gallery and may well be the inner-city’s best kept secret. The Drinkery is a feast for the senses with funky art adorning the walls, the sound of scintillating conversation filling the room and low lighting creating a sensual atmosphere. Relax with your Six Dogs G&T in the cosy, candlelit interior or sit out on the verandah overlooking the happenings of Heritage Square.
Current trading times: Monday to Saturday, 16h00-21h00
Big Bad Wolf | Joburg
It’s their pizza that they’re most proud of – and there’s no denying its deliciousness – but having Six Dogs stocked at their stylish bar sure does make us happy. This enjoyable bar and eatery provides an intimate, imaginative environment to wolf down a tasty meal accompanied by a refreshing G&T or cocktail with a twist. Big Bad Wolf is often frequented by Jozi’s creatives who feel inspired by its moody hues, hand-painted murals and unconventional mixology.
Current trading times: Monday to Sunday, 12h00-21h00 (Cedar Square); Tuesday to Sunday, 12h00-20h30 (Crowthorne)
Alchemy | Durban
Alchemy is a Ballito gem that’s loved by locals and visitors alike who flock to this fine establishment for their all-day brunches and bespoke cocktails. A gin lover’s paradise, the Alchemy Bar is home to an extensive and impressive craft spirit collection with over 100 gins to choose from (many of which are local). If you’re looking for a beautifully crafted Six Dogs cocktail, opt for the Alchemist – a magical mix of Six Dogs Blue, Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic, blueberries, strawberries and thyme.
Current trading times: Alchemy Bar – Tuesday to Friday, 15h00-21h00 and Saturday to Sunday, 11h00-21h00; Alchemy Kitchen – Tuesday to Sunday, 08h00-17h00
Mojo Market | Cape Town
Visit this bustling indoor market that boasts the widest selection of beverages on tap in the southern hemisphere and food stalls in abundance. It’s a great place to meet old friends or make new ones and with live music and sports screenings on offer, you’re guaranteed to be entertained. Make your way to the Mojo Bar to top up your Six Dogs G&T before the festivities begin.
Current trading times: Tuesday to Friday, 12h00-22h00; Saturday to Sunday, 11h00-22h00
La Parada | Cape Town and Joburg
This popular tapas bar has branches scattered across Cape Town and Joburg and is a stellar choice for after-work drinks or turning any Sunday into a fun day. Visit your nearest La Parada for happy hour and stay for their Spanish-style food and feel-good atmosphere or book in advance to secure a table for their weekend music events, featuring top local talent.
Current trading times: Times differ per branch, please enquire directly.
Snatch32 | Joburg
Ideally situated in the Parks, Snatch32 is a Champagne bar and live music venue. While they’re famous for their champers, MCC and sparkling wines, they also have an extensive gin collection that includes Six Dogs. Fun fact: Snatch32 is also attached to a high-end hair and beauty salon, allowing customers to spoil themselves while sipping on a sophisticated drink.
Current trading times: Tuesday to Sunday, 08h00-17h00
1904 | Durban
Comfort food and Six Dogs G&Ts? Yes please! This art deco eatery celebrates iconic American eats with its eclectic menu of pulled pork buns, cheesy chilli fries and, of course, the very best burgers. The restaurant is even named after the year in which the humble hamburger gained national recognition in America. Don’t miss 1904 for a modern American dining experience done right.
Current trading times: Please enquire directly.
Ba-Pita | Joburg
Experience the taste of the Middle East with a Mediterranean twist in Joburg’s bohemian suburb of Melville. This revamped restaurant prides itself on having a seasonal menu and using only the freshest ingredients. You can’t go wrong with their signature Ba-Pita platter (featuring flavourful hummus, baked aubergine baba ghanoush and flatbread), house baklava for dessert (we hear it has a steady following) and, of course, a Six Dogs G&T.
Current trading times: Please enquire directly
Please note that all information was correct at the time of publishing.