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5 after-work drinks spots in Durban

Here is where to unplug and catch up with colleagues over your favourite drinks in Durban.

Alchemy at Blackstrap Craft Distillery (Ballito)🍽

Alchemy at Blackstrap Craft Distillery has a wide range of craft products to fit whatever mood you’re in after a full day of work. Expect cool and creative cocktails with interesting names like the ‘If you worry, you just suffer twice’, which is a combination of Cape Town Classic dry gin, KWV 5 year brandy, triple sec topped with Fitch & Leedes ginger ale; or The Hustler made with Havana Club Añejo three-year-old rum, Tapanga white rum, passion fruit cordial, a splash of water and sugar syrup. There are also craft gins, beers, ciders, rums and wines.

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The Chairman (Durban)

The Chairman serves great jazz plus a lovely variety of drinks, including South African wines and cocktails with cool names, such as the Tea for Tow – a herb-infused chai tea with a black currant vodka. Or try the classic cocktails and mocktails such as the Long Pip with ginger beer, honey, pineapple and passion fruit. Also on offer are bar snacks, pizzas and other great options for tables of three or more.

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The Lighthouse Bar (Umhlanga)

The Lighthouse Bar, located at the Oyster Box Hotel, has the most spectacular view of the lighthouse in all its red and white glory. Catch the sunset after work while grabbing signatures drinks such as the Lighthouse Heaven, The Bee’s Knees and the apple-mint cosmopolitan. If you’re not in the mood for a cocktail, try the selection of spirits and wines. If you’re not in the mode for an alcoholic beverage, try to make it in time for the high tea buffet at 2:30pm-5:00pm, which is a great end to a working day.

 

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Lucky Shaker (Umhlanga)

The well-designed menu at this Umhlanga spot features beer, wines and cocktails. Go for the Supernova – a Pimm’s-and-wine combination – or look out for the rotating draught beers. Lucky Shaker offers boards and bar snacks that are great for groups.

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S43 at That Brewing Co.(Morningside)

The industrial feel here, coupled with an on-site brewery (situated at the back of the restaurant), is ideal for after-work beer nights and banter with mates. The brews at That Brewing Co. include That Blonde Ale, That Black Stout, That American Pale Ale, That Red Irish Cream Ale and That Good Adweiss. Or opt to sip on familiar wines from Mullineux, Jordan and Fairview. Also available is a small selection of classic cocktails like the mojito, cosmopolitan, margarita and Long Island ice tea.

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