Restaurants with live music near Craighall Park

Daniel arrived at Amanzi Guest House and settled into an apartment overlooking our lush green garden. He loved the sound of water running through the rocks in the garden. Then he said, I love good food, and nearly as much, good music while eating tasty food..which restaurants have live music in the evenings?
Daniel, I said, my favourites are

Corner Café, about a kilometre away from Amanzi Guest House. You can wear shorts and a t-shirt if you want to, its where people in our neighbourhood bring friends and family, or you can take your ipad and catch up on emails, while sitting on the outside patio area. There’s a jazz band playing there on weekend nights.

If you want live jazz, try the cigar lounge or dining room at Katzy’s in Rosebank, about 4 kilometres from Amanzi. Some of the best South African musicians play here any night from Tuesday to Saturday.
Do they have steak there? Asked Daniel.
Sure, I said, they share a menu with The Grillhouse, you can’t get better meat, in my opinion.

But Daniel, be sure to get to The Orbit in Braamfontein. It’s the trendiest music venue, with different artists every night. Whether you fancy a big meal, or some favourite snack, you wont regret a moment.


If you’re looking for music on Sundays there’s Gilroy’s Brewery in Muldersdrift. You and your friends can could be surprised by the variety of people you will see in this outdoors pub, from young hipsters, love birds, families to golden oldies. The live music covers anything from The Eagles to ZZ Top