The Anaconda BarNear the Drill Hal
Athos Too134 Pritchard street (cnr polly street) Every Friday and Saturday evening from 21h00
The AtwaterOpposite the Carlton Hotel Rupert: “This was such a neat rack — a sleazy dump — on the first floor of a broken down building. It was painted black and noncommittal pictures of landscapes and the like were scattered all around” (Galli & Rafael 1995:134)
The Bar at the Park Lane HotelCorner vd Merwe & Catherine Street, Hillbrow
BuddiesCorner Twist & De Villiers Street, 37-1641 Private Club MALE ONLY Entrance to GASA members R2,00 only, non members R4.00 Cardholders of Dungeon, Mandy’s, Stargazer half price Closed Sundays & Mondays. Tuesdays is ladies night, men only admitted if guest of a woman.
The Skyline from 1987 / previously the Butterfly BarHarrison Reef Hotel, Corner Twist & Pretoria Street, Hillbrow “Open from Monday to Saturday 10am. till late. Meet friends, share jokes and enjoy the excellent service in an atmosphere that’s made the Butterfly Bar a way of life”
Butterfly BarOpen from Monday to Saturday 10am till late
Café Casablanca9A Rocky Street, Bellevue Gay restaurant Open nightly from 8.00 pm till 2 am except Monday and Tuesday (except Monday)
Champions PubCorner Wolmarans & Loveday Street, Braamfontein 011 7206605 Open 7 days a week
Chelsea Underground ClubCorner Soper and Catherine Streets, Berea
ChittendalesMountbatten Hotel, Soper Road, 642-2923 Opened 16 January 1987
Club AlternativeAbel Raid, Berea, 643-7066
Club Equusite3rd floor, naskar building 367 Pretorius Street Pretoria, 012 28-4893 every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 20h30
Club Marquis2nd floor, Ster City Complex, Claim Street, Hillbrow, 29-1558 Open from 8.30pm Wednesdays through to Sundays.
Club ZooHopkins Street, Yeoville
Connections1 Pretoria Street, Pretoria Gate, Hillbrow, 643-8616 Connect with us
CranksNedbank Plaza, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow 7am – 4am, right around the clock
Deco Dance154 Market Street Wednesday boys only, Sunday skin to skin evening. Admission R3, includes 1st drink, free entrance if you come bare chested. Happy hour 9-10pm, admission R1
Dirty Mary’sJeppe Street
The Dungeon / The Big D207 Marshall & Goud Street Opened c. 1967/1969 Owner: Ronnie Oelofson Acme Cigarette Co, Three Castles Cigarettes 1894 Opened by President Paul Kruger 1899 Architects: Carter & MacIntosh
East of Eden233 Marshall st. (Cnr end st.) Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, R6.00 All drinks R6.00 From 8.30pm onwards
Exclusive Books48 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow
The Factory6 6th St, New Doornfontein
Fancy that disco clubCorner Mooi & President Street Strictly women only. No Men allowed. Opening Wed 20 Feb and then every Wednesday 9pm till dawn Fancy that … a women-only night Free membership on opening night
Garbo & CoOxford Hotel, Baker Street, Rosebank, 442-9216 / 646-4593 Open: Wed. Fri. Sat. from 7.30pm “We want to be alone” S.A.’s First Women Only Night Spot Meet for drinks and a chat. Relax over a selective à la carte dinner. Enjoy lively cabaret / music. Boogie till late if you care too. FULLY LICENSED. … the thinking woman’s venue
Gotham City58 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow
Gwynne’sThe exclusive supper club for discerning women
Heaven165 Marshall Street Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Friday guys only. Cost cutter: All army guys and students in before 11.30pm on Fridays R8 admission
Heroes246-248 Jeppe Street
Hotel Quirinale27 Kotze Street, Hillbrow, 724-1725
Idols96 End street Goes gay on Wednesdays. Admission free for gay opening on 4 feb 1987 All drinks R1.50 Entrance R3.
Club OutWomen Only! on Fridays from 10pm
New Mandy’s Club / Mandy’s II96 End Street, 23-6859 Herbert Baker designed S.A. School of Music built in 1906 on what was the former tennis court of Mr. Morris Rosenburg. The foundation stone was laid by Lady Farrar, wife of Sir George Farrar, on 26 January 1906. It was a macaroni factory from 1926 until it became Adam Leslie’s Theatre in 1967. On 20 August 1976 it became Mandy’s. It was also Club Idols, and Club Out, a women’s only evening on Fridays from 10pm.
ImaginationNo details available yet
Jameson’s95A Commissioner Street “Now also open Saturday evenings from 20h00 for dinner and dance” (nov 1982 p4) Wednesday evenings – partners night Thursday evenings – Strictly leather Friday evenings – Anything goes Saturday – for the girls only Sunday evenings – Admission R1 for those without a GASA card. 1985: admission R3
JEBsGraphic Centre, 2 Carnavaron Rd, Bertrams Open 10pm till late WHERE LEATHERMEN MEET
johannesburg health club / jhcFirst Floor, Dungavin Court, 32 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (Or: 266 Jeppe Street), 402-6681 Opening hours: from 5pm, Wed and Fri 12 till noon Entrance only R18! Plus free drinks and snacks! A new gym in Johannesburg Our facilities are: Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Sauna, TV room, Video room, 2 Pool tables, Video Games, Sun bed, Health food bar, Large relaxation areas. Membership is private. Bring this advertisement with you if you wish to visit the club and discuss membership with us.
Kiss’zOld stardust, opened 1 November 1985
La PomponnéJeppe street between Mooi and Goud Streets. 248 Jeppe Street. Open every Sunday: open from 21h00 with drinks half price till 22h00 and good music to late. Free entrance.
Leo Smith’s club in mother’s flatLater opened the Iron Butterfly in Berea 1967
Les BainsNo details available yet
London Health ClinicNugget Street, south of the railways [26.19794, 28.05157] Division between day and night: straight and gay Galli, P. & Rafael, L. 1995. Johannesburg’s ‘Health Clubs’: Places of Erotic Languor or Prison-houses of desire? In: Gevisser, M. &l; Cameron, E. eds. Defiant Desire. New York & London: Routledge, pp. 134-140.
Lourenco Marques RestaurantCor. Twist and Pieterse Streets, Hillbrow
Mary’s Video CaféBottom end of Jeppe Street on the premises of Club Tomorrow
Magic MoonVillage Main Hotel, 1st floor, corner Goud & Anderson Streets Open Wed, Fri and Sat 8pm. - 2am. Cover charge R2,00 Take a trip to the moon Fully licensed and exclusive gay
The MeccaGASA members entitled to 10% discount
Mrs Hendersons / Mrs HNo details available yet
The New Library Hotel BarCommissioner Street, Erf Number: 221 (previously 876) Designed by the architects Louw & Louw in 1936
Nom de PlumeA private club with roving venues
ParzivalHillbrow Galleries, 48 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (above Exclusive Books) 10% discount to Gasa members Membership restricted to gays, opened on 16 January 1983
PipelineBelmont Hotel, 108 Blanket Street, Hillbrow, 642-4985 Serving the community. Try us once … You’ll always come back
The Prawn39a Kotze Street, Hillbrow Open 7 days a week.
Q’s162 Market street Open Tuesday to Saturday.
Quaker House GCC Sunday serviceGordon Terrace, New Doornfontein
The Residential Club / Res Club /club 4747 Abel Road, Berea, 643-6901 Voted No. 1 … and not without reason Membership at the door, R25 per year, R5 per month. Normal disco price R8 and R10 for guests.
Roslin House3 Urania Street, Observatory
Scants180 Fox Street Grand opening 19 August 1983
StargazersManager: Rocce Williams The Cosmic Wheel, a select meeting place for lesbians. AN exotic milk bar where women can meet over outlandish milkshakes and light refreshments. Also a pulsing dance floor. Open on Saturday evenings, Entry free to gay women.
Star-Dust8th floor, Senator Hotel. Cnr King George and Smit Streets (opposite the Hillbrow hospital) Bar by day, club by night. Open 7 days a week from 12h00. No entrance fee.
Stud BarnNext to park lane, Blanket Street, Hillbrow Belmont Hotel (Van der Merwe street entrance)
Tart’s CornerCorner Marshall & Simmonds Streets, Marshalltown
Talk of the Town / Formerly Club ’58’58 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow
T-BaHilton Court Hotel
Trucker’s BarThe Dawson’s hotel, von Brandis Street entrance. 117 President street. Open Monday through Saturday 10h00 to close
The Wine Cafe3 Stanley Avenue, Auckland Park
Victoria & Albert / V&A94 Juta Street, Braamfontein
VenetoHigh point, shop 24, Pretoria street, hillbrow. Cabaret every Sunday night from 23h30. Covert charge on show days – R5.
Village MoonVillage Main Hotel, 1st floor, Corner Goud & Anderson Street
XtasyCorner of bree and joubert street Entry R7
Your Place at The Dawson’s117 President Street. Tel 37-5010. Admission R1,00. Strictly gay – members only. Membership can be obtained at the door
Zanzibar45 Kruis street Boys’ nite disco, R5
Zipps45 Kruis Street open Wednesday 9.30pm – Friday and Saturday 10.30pm. Sunday afternoons 4-10pm (tea) Opened on 3 December