60+: Queer, Old Joburg is an ongoing research project that collects oral histories from LGBT people over the age of sixty. An initiative of the Wits City Institute.

  • The Anaconda Bar

    Near the Drill Hal

  • Athos Too

    134 Pritchard street (cnr polly street) Every Friday and Saturday evening from 21h00

  • The Atwater

    Opposite 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 Hotel

    Corner vd Merwe & Catherine Street, Hillbrow

  • Buddies

    Corner 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 Bar

    Harrison 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 Bar

    Open from Monday to Saturday 10am till late

  • Café Casablanca

    9A Rocky Street, Bellevue Gay restaurant Open nightly from 8.00 pm till 2 am except Monday and Tuesday (except Monday)

  • Champions Pub

    Corner Wolmarans & Loveday Street, Braamfontein 011 7206605 Open 7 days a week

  • Chelsea Underground Club

    Corner Soper and Catherine Streets, Berea
  • Chittendales

    Mountbatten Hotel, Soper Road, 642-2923 Opened 16 January 1987

  • Club Alternative

    Abel Raid, Berea, 643-7066

  • Club Equusite

    3rd floor, naskar building 367 Pretorius Street Pretoria, 012 28-4893 every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 20h30

  • Club Marquis

    2nd floor, Ster City Complex, Claim Street, Hillbrow, 29-1558 Open from 8.30pm Wednesdays through to Sundays.

  • Club Zoo

    Hopkins Street, Yeoville

  • Connections

    1 Pretoria Street, Pretoria Gate, Hillbrow, 643-8616 Connect with us

  • Cranks

    Nedbank Plaza, Pretoria Street, Hillbrow 7am – 4am, right around the clock

  • Deco Dance

    154 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’s

    Jeppe Street

  • The Dungeon / The Big D

    207 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 Eden

    233 Marshall st. (Cnr end st.) Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, R6.00 All drinks R6.00 From 8.30pm onwards

  • Exclusive Books

    48 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow

  • The Factory

    6 6th St, New Doornfontein

  • Fancy that disco club

    Corner 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 & Co

    Oxford 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 City

    58 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow

  • Gwynne’s

    The exclusive supper club for discerning women

  • Heaven

    165 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

  • Heroes

    246-248 Jeppe Street

  • Hotel Quirinale

    27 Kotze Street, Hillbrow, 724-1725

  • Idols

    96 End street Goes gay on Wednesdays. Admission free for gay opening on 4 feb 1987 All drinks R1.50 Entrance R3.

  • Club Out

    Women Only! on Fridays from 10pm

  • New Mandy’s Club / Mandy’s II

    96 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.

  • Imagination

    No details available yet

  • Jameson’s

    95A 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

  • JEBs

    Graphic Centre, 2 Carnavaron Rd, Bertrams Open 10pm till late WHERE LEATHERMEN MEET

  • johannesburg health club / jhc

    First 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’z

    Old stardust, opened 1 November 1985

  • La Pomponné

    Jeppe 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 flat

    Later opened the Iron Butterfly in Berea 1967

  • Les Bains

    No details available yet

  • London Health Clinic

    Nugget 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 Restaurant

    Cor. Twist and Pieterse Streets, Hillbrow

  • Mary’s Video Café

    Bottom end of Jeppe Street on the premises of Club Tomorrow

  • Magic Moon

    Village 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 Mecca

    GASA members entitled to 10% discount

  • Mrs Hendersons / Mrs H

    No details available yet

  • The New Library Hotel Bar

    Commissioner Street, Erf Number: 221 (previously 876) Designed by the architects Louw & Louw in 1936

  • Nom de Plume

    A private club with roving venues

  • Parzival

    Hillbrow Galleries, 48 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow (above Exclusive Books) 10% discount to Gasa members Membership restricted to gays, opened on 16 January 1983

  • Pipeline

    Belmont Hotel, 108 Blanket Street, Hillbrow, 642-4985 Serving the community. Try us once … You’ll always come back

  • The Prawn

    39a Kotze Street, Hillbrow Open 7 days a week.

  • Q’s

    162 Market street Open Tuesday to Saturday.

  • Quaker House GCC Sunday service

    Gordon Terrace, New Doornfontein

  • The Residential Club / Res Club /club 47

    47 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 House

    3 Urania Street, Observatory

  • Scants

    180 Fox Street Grand opening 19 August 1983

  • Stargazers

    Manager: 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-Dust

    8th 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 Barn

    Next to park lane, Blanket Street, Hillbrow Belmont Hotel (Van der Merwe street entrance)

  • Tart’s Corner

    Corner Marshall & Simmonds Streets, Marshalltown

  • Talk of the Town / Formerly Club ’58’

    58 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow

  • T-Ba

    Hilton Court Hotel

  • Trucker’s Bar

    The Dawson’s hotel, von Brandis Street entrance. 117 President street. Open Monday through Saturday 10h00 to close

  • The Wine Cafe

    3 Stanley Avenue, Auckland Park

  • Victoria & Albert / V&A

    94 Juta Street, Braamfontein

  • Veneto

    High point, shop 24, Pretoria street, hillbrow. Cabaret every Sunday night from 23h30. Covert charge on show days – R5.

  • Village Moon

    Village Main Hotel, 1st floor, Corner Goud & Anderson Street

  • Xtasy

    Corner of bree and joubert street Entry R7

  • Your Place at The Dawson’s

    117 President Street. Tel 37-5010. Admission R1,00. Strictly gay – members only. Membership can be obtained at the door

  • Zanzibar

    45 Kruis street Boys’ nite disco, R5

  • Zipps

    45 Kruis Street open Wednesday 9.30pm – Friday and Saturday 10.30pm. Sunday afternoons 4-10pm (tea) Opened on 3 December