Alchemy Bar

Alchemy Bar, Ballito: Address, Phone Number, Alchemy Bar Reviews: 5/5

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At Alchemy, we celebrate craft booze. We are inspired by tradition and moved by innovation. We proudly stock many craft drinks produced in South Africa, with a strong focus on gin, of course. You don’t need to be a 'gintellectual' to enjoy this complex spirit - you can try one of our house combos, gin-based cocktails, tasting boards, or check out the gin selection at the bar and speak to our team for suggestions and inspiration.
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Suvina
Durban, South Africa37 contributions
May 2021
When I think of cocktails that will quench your thirst for a sundowner Alchemy Gin Bar immediately comes to mind.
The name says it all : Alchemy … the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained…
With the most enlivening interior , this sweet spot is tailormade for after-work drinks, girl’s nights out, business meetings and friendly hangs of all sorts.
I love the fact that this establishment is eco -friendly as every drink is served with a glass straws which most certainly costs a lot but I appreciate their investment in saving the marine life.
The staff are friendly and create an experience as soon as you sit down which is an experience you want to come back to.
I honestly recommend this Venue for anyone that is looking to host an intermit yet trendy event or a go to place to have a perfectly created gin cocktail - if you follow my status you would know this is my go to place every Sunday 😉
Written August 4, 2021
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Wilco Uys
Bethal, South Africa96 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Good establishments for not need lengthy reviews. Visit Alchemy for a wide range of cocktails and craft spirits with lovely snacks. You will not be disappointed!
Written March 28, 2021
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FiferRandburgRSA
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Usually establishments are 'asleep' on a Monday! The ladies advised that the Windmeul white was very good & excellent value for money. The craft lager was easy drinking, the blonde good but in 'my opinion' the Red Irish is the star.
Written February 10, 2020
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Larvan
Fort Lauderdale, FL407 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I have visited this bar with friends on a few occasions now and really enjoy it. Saturday evenings seem to be very popular. Great vibes, great DJ and good drinks on offer. You don't have to strictly be a gin drinker to enjoy this place. The staff are friendly too. Will be back for sure.
Written February 2, 2020
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FoodAroundtheWorld
Bristol, UK7 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Always incredible service and a vibe happening place. Nothing beats a Sunday afternoon chill with a drink in hand while people watching over the plaza. It’s because our all time favourite and we can’t thank the staff enough!
Written January 26, 2020
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Ant K
Harare, Zimbabwe151 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I went to Alchemy to sample their different Gins and had a wonderful afternoon sitting at our table and watching the world go by. We tried the tapas meals which were very tasty and was served by a very efficient and friendly waiter. A really fun place to go.
Written October 7, 2019
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Stephne A
Shaka's Rock, South Africa746 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Usually one goes to a venue for a meal and a wine pairing is offered. Well Alchemy do that just a little different! A rep from a wine estate is I visited to show off their wine and Theo concocts a delicious meal course to compliment that wine! The rose wine from Tamboerskloof was accompanied by the most delicious salad made up of many ingredients with a slightly peppery undertone which really showed the wine off. The white wine was matched with a spicy prawn dish and the red wine accompanied by a rich, fall off the bone lamb shank. Superb!! I have heard rumours that Alchemy is expanding and will start serving different type of meals soon.
I think the other kids on the block are going to get a run for their money!!
Once again thank you Theo and Alex for supplying such a great facility. Alchemy is a touch of class in a society that seems to be dropping their standards.
Keep you eyes open for the next wine tasting evening. Different wines, different food and excellent service.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words. At Alchemy we strive to offer not only exceptional products but unforgettable experiences and we are so glad you enjoyed our recent Wine & Food pairing. We look forward to hosting you again at the next event.
Written August 26, 2019
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Arielle B
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL14 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We started the night off with a warm and friendly introduction to a whirlwind of Gin’s by a highly experienced Paolo. His attention to detail made this an awesome experience.

The prawn bowl is honestly the best seafood I have had in Durban.

The atmosphere of the restaurant just made the night incredible.

I will come back here any and every time.
Written August 10, 2019
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JW1Cumbria
Ulverston, UK68 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Cocktail menu which you could easily lose yourself in. We didn't get chance to try the gin tasting flight but that is an adventure for next time. Situated well within the Lifestyle Centre, Great relaxed atmosphere.
Written July 28, 2019
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pearcebernie2
Ballito, South Africa35 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
My daughter and I popped in for a drink. My daughter ordered a gin cocktail and was highly impressed with the presentation. The gin had strawberries and other berries presented in a fancy crystal glass with a glass straw. The waitress gave a full presentation on the tonic that changes colour once added to the drink. I wanted a Dom Pedro and it was not listed on the menu and I asked the bartender if they served it and without hestitation he offered to make one for me. Thumbs up to the Bartender. It was made with care and was delicious. The bar is small but nicely decorated. If you are in or around Ballito the Alchemy Bar is worth a visit.
Written March 31, 2019
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