For a while I’d been hearing about this rooftop beach spot in Braamfontein that Grolsch had been using to host Saturday afternoon shindigs. So I finally went last month to check it out. Was surprised that it was actually called “The Beach” – even though I’d seen pictures with barefoot people chilling on beach sand under large umbrella’s – I guess I just imagined those people had appropriated a name themselves. Anyway, going up the steps to the second floor, which is coincidentally the roof I didn’t really know what to expect. And there it was. This quaint little rooftop, with a small Grolsch bar, dabber barmen, beach sand, beach chairs, cushions, big umbrella’s, a DJ stand with decks and all. I’m told the venue is accessible by invite only and takes up to about 30 – 50 people, which makes it quite nice for relaxation, conversation and pretending Jozi has a beach. The views on one side offer a peak from above of the buzzing Juta Street and surrounds, on the other side a beautiful view of iconic Mandela Bridge and Johannesburg CBD. It’s really quite beautiful and refreshing. Waiting for it open again for the new year.