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Motown Fridays at Strolla will keep your spirits lifted while the temperature drops

Strolla on Beach Road Seapoint has become a well-known sundowner spot for both locals and tourists, far and wide. Its great location on the wind-free Platinum Mile makes it an ideal place to unwind after work or a long week, or just to hang out at on the weekend. On 10 March Strolla launched its weekly event, Motown Fridays.

Every Friday from 5pm – 8pm, guests can groove along to some great sounds provided by resident DJ, Ashton Abels. Abels has been making a name for himself in both the local and international and music scene, performing alongside big industry names such as Tiiesto, Steve Silk Hurley and Cut Creator, among others. Guests can expect to enjoy anything from R&B, hip hop, funk and deep house – getting you into the perfect mood for a Friday evening.

I decided to check it out for myself a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t disappointed. We arrived just before the sun began to set and were instantly taken in by the warm ambiance of the music and the good vibes of the bar in general – everyone there was having a great time. We ordered ourselves some drinks and settled ourselves at one of the tables on the deck while the music just kept getting better and better.

I have a real thing for mojitos, and I must say, Strolla’s ones are particularly delicious and refreshing. Everything on the menu was tempting (Strolla is known for their Spicy Chicken Koftas) but in the end we went for the nachos, a cheesy joy. We got so comfortable appreciating the music, sipping on our cocktails and snacking away that it was quite difficult to pull ourselves away. I definitely see myself spending more Fridays that way, especially as winter closes in – Motown Fridays are the perfect antidote.

Motown Fridays is set to go on as long as possible, weather permitting. If you’re keen on checking it out (which you absolutely should) I suggest going early so you can find a good seat so you can chill for the entire evening.

Words: Molly Fitz-Patrick | Images: Supplied


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