Sip On Refreshing Spring Cocktails At These Hot Spots

We’ve taken a journey through Pretoria to find the best cocktail spots to keep you cool and quench your thirst. They offer everything from the classics and the unusual to virgin variants and jam jars. Enjoy!
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CowFish Hazelwood

Other than their delicious dim sum, sushi, poké bowls and burgers, CowFish Hazelwood also offers a fantastic array of cocktails that’s sure to hit the spot and keep your refreshed during the hotter months ahead! Take your pick from a few classics including Cosmopolitan, Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Long Island and Whiskey Sours; their selection of signature cocktails; refreshing mojitos and G&Ts; and let’s not forget to mention their array of spirits, ciders and beers if you’re not a cocktail fan.

Details: | 074 111 8033 | [email protected] | 11 Hazelwood Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria | Facebook

Tiger’s Milk Lynnwood Bridge

This Cape Town favourite branched out to our beautiful city a few years ago and has become one of the most popular and coolest places to hangout in the city. Tiger’s Milk Lynnwood Bridge offers a happy place for those looking to meet up with their mates or beat the peak-hour traffic with a draught or two. And if you’re looking for a cocktail, their selection is sure to tickle your taste buds. Take your pick from the selection of classics and virgin cocktails they have available or try something a little out of the ordinary.

Details: | 010 286 0001 | [email protected] | Shop 35, Lynnwood Bridge Retail, Daventry Street, Pretoria | Facebook

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Culture Club – Bar De Tapas

At the Culture Club – Bar De Tapas, it’s all about the perfect marriage of good food, refreshing drinks as well amazing conversation with great company. Their menu offers a variety of delicious tapa dishes that will delight all preferences and tastes, they’re also perfect for sharing allowing all to explore and indulge in a wide selection of flavours. As for the cocktails, the Culture Club offers everything from classics and fresh mojitos to mimosas, Pimms Jars, Peach Bellinis and more.

Details: | 060 795 3632 | [email protected] | Shop E, The Village, No 15, 16th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria | Facebook

Salsa Mexican Grill

Craving fantastic Mexican cuisine as well as an ice-cold, refreshing cocktail to keep you cool on a hot day? Then look no further than Salsa Mexican Grill! Not only can you tuck into delectable tacos, churros, nachos and quesadillas, but you’ll also enjoy one of their delicious cocktails. And as if that wasn’t enough, they also offer jugs and a wide selection of tequila, from the usual all the way to craft options. A few cocktails that we love at Salsa includes the Tequila Sour, Watermelon Frosé, the Pink Passion Fruit Piña Colada.

Details: | Menyln Maine: 012 682 0161; Loftus Park: 010 020 8598; Jean Crossing Shopping Centre: 079 685 9924 | Facebook

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The Blue Room Hatfield

With great food, a lively atmosphere and great cocktails, The Blue Room Hatfield is a must visit if you’re looking to enjoy a night out on the town or are simply on the hunt for a tasty drink to keep you refreshed and cool this season. They have an interesting selection to choose from, that includes a few classic favourites as well as virgin alternative if you’re not into the alcoholic ones. Be sure to try out the owner’s signature cocktail – the Blue Room Ruff Rider – made with Austria’s finest stroh rum and cola, toned with caramel, lemon and lime, topped with crushed ice.

Details: | 072 609 5500 | [email protected] | 1057 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria | Facebook


Burgers and cocktails are a match made in heaven, so when the craving hits, Hudsons is the place to be! They might not have the biggest selection of cocktails available on their menu, but they’re well-worth ordering to complement your meal. A mimosa or Fizzpop cocktail will go down nicely with one of Hudson’s amazing burgers or cheesy pizzas. And if you’re not keen on a cocktail, there is a variety of beers, whiskeys, wine, bubbly, shooters and gin to choose from.

Details: | 012 346 2619 | [email protected] | Shop No 2, Club One Shopping Centre, corner of Pinaster Avenue and Dely Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria | Facebook

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Disclaimer: Please do drink responsibly. To ensure the brands mentioned above are open during lockdown level 2, please contact them directly.

Do you know of any other must-visit cocktail spots? Let us know about them in the comments section below!