The definitive guide to South Africa’s most innovative and luxurious mixology destinations has been announced, as WORLD CLASS™ released the list of its top establishments from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
The 46 bars presented with this distinction uphold the exacting standards of WORLD CLASS™, and embody the values of this prestigious mixology program. The ultimate accolade for a bar, being included on WORLD CLASS’ list confirms that these venues have reached a zenith of success with expertly created cocktails and charismatic mixology stars.
In addition, the bartenders from these elite establishments are set to go head to head for the honour of being crowned the country’s top bartender, by gaining coveted entry into the auspicious WORLD CLASS Global Final, set to bring the world to Cape Town later this year.
Durban sees 12 venues given the prestigious title of WORLD CLASS Establishment, while Cape Town and Johannesburg amassed 19 and 15 such venues, respectively.
Tall Ships Bar
Casa Del Sol
One & Only
Kloof Street House
Shaker Bar School
The Saxon Hotel
The Maslow Hotel
Signature Restaurant Morningside
Melrose Arch Hotel – African pride
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
Pure Bar Studios
Social on Main
“Last year, we had 26 bars from South Africa on the WORLD CLASS Establishments list, and this year that number has nearly doubled to 46. This speaks to the overall elevation of the standard of bar-tending and luxury drinking experiences in South Africa,” says Alexander Farnell, National Reserve Brand Ambassador Manager.
The talents from behind the bars of these venues will be contending for a spot in the National Finals through a rigorous series of Regional Workshops, kicking off in Johannesburg on March 23rd, Durban on March 24th, and Cape Town on March 25th.
“We are excited to see the phenomenal talent on display at 2015’s Regional Workshops. We have no doubt that the global mixology fraternity is going to be amazed at the standard of South Africa’s luxury cocktail landscape when they journey to Cape Town for the Global Final,” adds Farnell.
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