Jozi Hangouts

The Living Room, Maboneng

Open to the public from Thursday – Sunday, this rooftop bar is situated in Maboneng at 20 Kruger Street, just off the well-known Fox Street.


Thursdays and Fridays have no cover charge but for the popular Sunday get together, entry will set you back R50. Booking a table in advance is also an option but that costs about R150/person and didn’t seem worth it to us. This unique space can also be hired out for private events during the week, which could be a cool idea for a special occasion.

There is live music for much of the afternoon and a dj after that to keep things lively. We arrived at around 3pm on Sunday and were grateful to secure some make-shift log seats, as the place filled up quickly!


The decor is original and filled with greenery! The house wine is decent and at R35/glass, affordable too. The bar is busy but we didn’t have to wait long to get someone’s attention.


My only gripe that I had was with the food… When I say overpriced, rip-off, I am not exaggerating. Maboneng has a lot to offer in terms of food, so please don’t arrive here hungry. The toasted sandwiches were minute and at R60 for a piece of salami and cheese, I think I’ll skip.

As a spot to hang out though and spend an afternoon with friends, this place is good to go. An awesome way to watch the sun set over Jozi on a Sunday afternoon!!


  • Food 1/5
  • Value 3.5/5
  • Service 3/5
  • Atmosphere 4/5
  • Overall Rating = 3/5

Contact: 082 370 9284