Known for big houses and epic beaches, Umhlanga is also famous for trendy watering holes popping up left, right and center. Whether you’re meeting with mates for pre-party drinks or after-work beers, Umhlanga is an ideal area to hit up, thanks to its convenient location and wide selection of surrounding restaurants and bars. Here are a few of our favourite finds.
The Dutch offers patrons a top selection of cocktails, wine and craft beer as well as live music, comedy evenings and an incredible food menu. With its old-school vintage vibe, The Dutch has even been host to the filming of a few local music videos.
Lucky Shaker does not, dear friends, have barmen – they have mixologists. Leading the way in Durban cocktail culture, this spot is a must-go for those looking for top-notch mixes, weekly specials and one seriously trendy atmosphere.
The Lighthouse Bar
No doubt Durban’s crown jewel The Oyster Box has been visited by many international celebs, politicians and the general rich and famous. The good news is that the doors are still open to us mere mortals and you can go grab a drink while overlooking the ocean.
While technically an Italian restaurant, Remo’s is still a great go-to for a beverage of your choice, thanks to their great selection of wine, cocktails, shooters and beers. And when you smell the food coming out of the kitchen, there’s also a good chance you’ll decide to stick around for dinner!
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Words: Jenna Kelly