It goes without saying that Braamfontein is one of the hottest, most happening areas in Johannesburg. Being creatures of habit, many of us become stuck in our ways and get used to going to the same places every weekend, it can be easy to overlook some of the hidden gems. Here are 5 of the most under-rated Braamfontein hot spots that every student needs to visit.
POST – 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
If you’re looking for a meaty sandwich to tuck into for lunch or a breakfast that is sure to fill you up and provide you with a great head start for tackling the rest of the day, Post is the place to go. Delicious and priceless it’s a great spot for students on a budget.
KITCHENER’S – Corner Juta and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
If you haven’t visited Kitchener’s, you haven’t lived. This quirky establishment acts as a cheap factory store by day, selling vintage items at prices you wouldn’t believe… and, by night, it transforms into the coolest bar in town. If you’re looking for some splice, Kitchener’s is ideal – eccentric theme nights are commonplace at this unique hot spot.
GREAT DANE – 5 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
This infamous nightlife favourite is right next to Kitchener’s, so if you fancy a mini pub crawl, this is where to do it. The establishment is best known for its awesome parties and, by day, its mouth-watering, super-cheap hot dogs!
THE WITS ART MUSEUM (WAM) – Corner Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
WAM boasts a collection of incredible African art and exhibitions. If you’re in the mood for a lazy weekend with your mates, but still want to enjoy a feast for the eyes, this inspiring museum is definitely worth a visit. You can also grab a bite to eat at Olives and Plates while you’re there.
THE ORBIT – 81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
In the mood for some jazz, some dancing and a generous-sized burger? Head over to the Orbit for a memorable night out. Home to some of the best local and international jazz acts, the Orbit is also known for its reasonable prices.
No need for FOMO! Now’s the time to take a short, well-deserved break from hitting the books –get yourself out there and experience the best of what Braamfontein has to offer.