If you’re looking to sip your Six Dogs gin in a stylish South African setting, we’ve rounded up the trendiest spots in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban where you can do just that. From intimate speakeasies to creative eateries, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to go next.
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 gin in the cosy, candlelit interior or sit out on the verandah overlooking the happenings of Heritage Square.
Big Bad Wolf | Joburg
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It’s their pizza that they’re most proud of – and there’s no denying its deliciousness – but having Six Dogs gin 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 gin 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.
Alchemy | Durban
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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 craft spirit collection with over 100 gins to choose from. If you’re looking for a beautifully crafted Six Dogs gin cocktail, opt for the Alchemist – a magical mix of Six Dogs Blue, Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic, blueberries, strawberries and thyme.
Mojo Market | Cape Town
Visit this bustling indoor market that boasts the widest selection of beverages on tap in the southern hemisphere. 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 gin before the festivities begin.
La Parada | Cape Town and Joburg
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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.
Snatch32 | Joburg
Snatch32 is a Champagne bar and live music venue nestled in the Parks. While they’re famous for their champers, MCC and sparkling wines, they also have an extensive craft spirit collection that includes Six Dogs gin. 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.
1904 | Durban
Comfort food and Six Dogs gin? 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.
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, house baklava for dessert (we hear it has a steady following) and, of course, a Six Dogs gin.
Remember to tag us on social media when you next enjoy a Six Dogs G&T at one of these trendy spots and let us know which of your favourite speakeasies we must add to the list.
Please note that all information was correct at the time of publishing.