You're invited: The best cocktail bars and party venues - Best of Mbombela
You’re invited: The best cocktail bars and party venues

Are you wondering where to cocktail or where to party? Here is your Best of Mbombela guide to the best bars and function venues in the city.

This restaurant is famous in the city for its Wednesday buy-one, get-one-free cocktail specials as well as its other extensive drink choices. You can sit inside or outside and it is conveniently located in the Sonpark Shopping Centre. Be sure to book a table on busy nights or you will not get a seat. If you are feeling peckish, make sure to try one of the scrumptious starters too.

GlassBar at Emnotweni is a trendy restaurant and bar, which makes it a firm Mbombela favourite for cocktails and light meals. Featuring beautiful floor to ceiling windows, this bar offers its guests sweeping views of the city and an ideal venue to enjoy after-work sundowners, or pre-concert cocktails. The GlassBar is open daily, from noon to midnight.

Jock Pub and Grill
The Jock, as it is affectionately known, offers an fantastic venue for a party. Whether it is a daytime affair or an evening get-together, this open-plan, undercover restaurant and pub boasts a great atmosphere and a brand-new menu. To find out more, visit the website at

This is one of the only restaurants with a really impressive view in Mbombela and let it be said this is an aesthetically pleasing city to look out on, especially at night. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue or somewhere to hold a conference, Orange has it all with a fantastic menu and variety of drink options. Find out more at

News Café
“We have mastered the arts of mixology and have filled our cocktail menu with vibrant colours and exotic tastes. It’s no wonder we have won Cocktail Bar of the Year every year since 1999!”

The News Café website boasts an extensive menu from original, Tiki and grande cocktails to “softails”, shooters and party liquids. It also offers a great space to hold parties and functions any time of the year with an impressive food menu and classy decor setup. Check out the full menu at

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