World shaken, stirred by SA’s win at cocktail prizegiving


World shaken, stirred by SA’s win at cocktail prizegiving

Joburg’s Sin+Tax is officially the best bar in Africa

Steve Steinfeld

Last week the crème de la crème of the drinks industry attended the 11th edition of The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, this year hosted in London. The awards are the result of bar visits by over 500 industry experts the world over. This year New York’s Dante took the top spot.

Rosebank’s Sin+Tax, ( which debuted at No 88, was the first Joburg bar to make the extended list ... ever.

The only bar in Africa to make the 2019 list, Sin+Tax is led by drinks-shaker extraordinaire Julian Short. It’s tucked away down a side street off Bolton Road with no signage. Access is through an unassuming black door fitted against a wall featuring a behemoth of a mural by Johannesburg-based street artist Sonny. (Titled Jelani, the piece, a giant elephant, was the first of his worldwide To The Bone series.)..

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