Often, we find ourselves doing the exact same thing with our group of friends. We always seem like going to that particular hangout spot or we have that one friend whose house is always available for a good pary, but we are unaware of the simple pleasures Johannesburg has on offer. Here are a few places you and your friends are sure to enjoy.

The Locrate Market in Soweto
Every first Sunday of the month Soweto hosts a lifestyle market with food tracks, live music, poetry readings and bike tours to explore the rich in culture township of Soweto.

The Living Room rooftop
As one of the first exquisite rooftop hangouts in Johannesburg, TheLiving Room is the ideal location for that long awaited sundowner after work. Its smoothies also comes highly recommended, try the berry smoothie it will go down so well as you soak up the last of the summer sun. Swing on a hammock while unwinding as their ever-changing vertical gardens surrounds you.

 SAB World of Beer
 Round the mates up to discover the fascinating political and economic history behind brewing in our country. You can learn interesting facts about beer drinking in South Africa, thereafter, you can enjoy a beer tasting and enjoy the views of Newtown from the tap room. It is essential to book prior to your visit as the SAB world of beer tour is one of the most popular stops on the red bus route.

Kitchener’s Comedy Night
Nothing says friendship goals more than a good laugh with the people you consider as your family away from family. As the second oldest pub in Jozi, Kitcheners hosts a fantastic comedy night every Tuesday at 8pm, expect to see some of your favourite comedians who often make an appearance. Arrive early as seats tend to fill up real quickly.

Troyeville Hotel’s Book Club
If you and the gang are made of strictly intellects or you’re just aspiring to be ‘those people’, then join one of the oldest book clubs the city. You and the besties can partake in discussions with an array of authors. The book club is hosted in the dining room of the hotel where dinner is served.

So next time someone suggests to the group that a “Play date” is in order, how about you suggest some of these fantastic options which are under R250. Anew and interesting experience is an important ingredient to strengthening the power circle.