Mix Cocktail Bar

5 Reviews
Light meals, Seafood, Tapas
Phone Number 0105945545 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Saturday 10am to 1pm

Lunch: Saturday 1pm to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 4pm to 11pm


R75 avg main meal
Light meals, Seafood, Tapas
R50 per bottle; R100 Magnum bottle
R75 avg main meal
Bar scene, Business meetings, Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

Think seriously delicious sharing plates designed to be eaten at the bar or on the balcony at sunset… You’ll find a mix of Asian-inspired dishes and a hearty selection of comfort favourites. Not to be missed is the brisket stew and steamed buns: based on Julia Child’s beef bourguignon recipe, it’s a metaphoric hug from the inside. Other favourites include the grilled pork bangers with creamy polenta, tomato relish and parmesan, and the beef sirloin with sauce verde and triple-cooked fries.

If it’s something light and fresh you’re after, then the fermented barley salad with basil, semi-dried tomatoes, sous vide egg yolk and kimchi dressing is the one for you. On the snack menu you’ll find delicious tuna ‘tacos’: tuna tartare served on potato crisps, seriously good mushroom arancini with a parmesan aioli, and crispy white bait with a miso aïoli.

For dessert there’s churros with a peanut butter and chocolate sauce and a cheese board for two, but most opt for a cigar from the humidor and one of the premium cognacs.

It’s a cocktail offering of the highest standing in a laidback but trendy environment. Head mixologist/barman Devin Cross designs seasonal, themed menus that are beautifully crafted and balanced. His menus are broken up into ‘savoury’, ‘refreshing’ ‘stimulating’ and ‘fermentation situation’. All of their kombuchas, sodas and syrups are made on site and you really can taste the love poured into every drink. There’s also a superb and very competitively-priced wine list, a great selection of champagnes, delectable Boschendal bubbles by the glass, superb G&Ts and all you could want in terms of spirits.

Service is cool and collected. Waiters are knowledgeable, friendly and get the job done.

It’s on the same strip as Marble, so the views from the open balcony are fantastic. The space is modern and chic, with the bar taking centre stage. You’ll find a lounge area in front of the bar and a dining area just behind it, but most people opt to sit out on the balcony to up the cityscape. (It should be noted that the balcony is a smoking area and on Friday nights and First Thursdays the whole place pumps with live music and big crowds, so avoid planning romantic sundowners for two on those evenings.)

Best for…
Sundowners, after-work drinks and Saturday brunches.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    One of my favourite spots in Johannesburg. With an excellent array of tapas and drinks, you are guaranteed a great time. Get there early for a both outside. A great place to meet friends for a drink without having to push past the obnoxious Sandton crowd.
    Mix Bar as Mesh Club has had a complete revamp - I was super impressed with my creativity of the food and the sublime cocktails mixed by the amazing Devin Cross! I absolute love the Italian 75 - never thought I'd be a sucker for olive oil and gin, but it's a complete treat. While the cocktails may attract you at first glance, make sure that you try out their tapas menu which is a mix of Japanese and French flavours. Definitely recommend this spot for an intimate date night or evening with the girls!
    If you're looking for a world-class cocktail bar experience - Mix Bar is it. It wouldn't feel out of place in New York or a trendy European city. See Devin at the bar for a masterfully prepared cocktail - The Old Fashioned can't be beat. Food and service are all on point, and if you're a cigar smoker, there's a fully stocked humidor. Five stars from me.
    Hidden gem within Mesh members only club. Wait out the afternoon traffic, take in the spectacular view of lush urban forest of north east Johannesburg. Mix offers traditional and innovative molecular mixology over cool beats (music). The members only perk that we all get to enjoy when visiting Mix is one of; exclusivity, the eclectic mix of people (a reflection of the members network) and most importantly the service. The service, is members only standard; highly trained waiters, attentive without being overbearing who offer good recommendations based on your mood and palate. If you get peckish I'd recommend the Sirloin special, if they have it, otherwise the chicken tenders - both cooked to perfection & delicious. Also look out for their specials, as a gin lover I appreciated the double Monkey 47 & tonic at +/- R90 (Jan 2019).

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