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“Have beer under the sun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Social on Main

Social on Main
Shop 1, Posthouse Centre, Cnr Main Road & Posthouse Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2021, South Africa
+27 11 706 7115
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Ranked #321 of 816 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: European, Gastropub, Street Food, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Delicious casual dining with style. We're a happy mix of a bar serving cocktails and local craft beers & wines with a restaurant serving delicious hearty portions and sharing food perfect for your next social night out with friends and family. With DJ on Friday nights and Live Bands every Sunday we also up the entertainment factor! Our venue boasts a large bar with seating, inside (non smoking restaurant) and a stunning sunny open yet undercover terrace (smoking) where you can sip on drinks, eat a scrummy meal or both!
Johannesburg, South Africa
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Have beer under the sun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good place to sip beer outside under the winter sun. This place has craft beer on the tap. One reason for visiting this place.
And staffs are very friendly and efficient in service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great vibe and delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Actions speak louder than words, my actions are going back to Social on Main more than once!

Really great food, freshly produced and delicious! The place has a really great set up, very airy and spacious but at the same time comfortable and warm! The staff are very friendly and know their products.

The night vibe is also great, I'm tired of the same usual bars in Sandton and surrounding areas, where the place is so packed that there is just no where to stand or sit with your friends and chat, Social on Main solves that by having a huge bar (with a great selections of the usual as well as some great cocktails!) and really open and spacious outside area with plenty of seating as well as standing room! The bar tenders were great and friendly as well, prompt, there wasn't that long wait at the bar trying to flag down anyone to take your order. The place has a great buzz and vibe without the fall back of being so crowded you just can't wait to leave!

My advice is, go give Social on Main a visit! I have no doubt you'll love it!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Popped in for a drink after work on a Friday, and ended up staying for dinner!

Wine, beer, food, atmosphere was thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great bar, horrid food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Came to try out this new "hot spot". It clearly is new and popular as it was packed and the bar and drinks stock list is smashing. It's also suitably loud and vibey. However the food is terrible. I had the "signature dish", smokey BBQ pork ribs. Worst ribs I ever had by far. My girlfriend had their chicken which was crap too.

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Vibey, original and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was most impressed by all the personal touches: from the quality serviettes, the mint plant on the table, to the catchy "damage" envelope containing the bill! The smoked pulled pork burger was exceptional and my specific requests to alter my meal were attended to with a smile. I highly recommend this classy restaurant!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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