Upstairs at MESH

Behind an unobtrusive side door and up a fire escape at Keyes Art Mile's Trumpet building you'll find Upstairs at Mesh, a rooftop bar with a terrace that dramatically hangs over crazily busy Jan Smuts Avenue.

With its doors wide open to fabulous views over tree-filled suburbia, expert cocktails and a tapas menu the place is a welcome respite from the swirl of activity below. The waiters here look like summer, dapperly dressed in pink button-up shirts and Panama hats. The bar's pink emblem shows a figure headed up a fire escape – who's to say that an afternoon drink is not a real emergency?

Bring a crowd because the star of the menu is an extensive selection of Champagne by the bottle and the season's favourite drink prosecco. We recommend the Peach Bellini on the cocktail menu – prosecco, peach and thyme puree with apricot bitters. The menu takes its inspiration from Asian cuisine, offering up steamed bun baos for meat-eaters and vegetarians, plus General Tzo's spicy chicken wings.

Run by the same team from member's club Mesh’s 4PM at Mesh cocktail bar one floor beneath it, this slick new pop-up rooftop bar is uniquely an art bar founded on the idea of creating conversations.

Its founders, Mesh Club, radio station Kaya FM and contemporary art-focused Gallery Momo dreamed up a destination to bring together the music, art and food they enjoy in a place you'll want to hang out in or even throw your own party. Design is at the heart of all Mesh Club do. A Salvador Dali-esque couch graces the entrance, a black-lipped version of the surrealist's inspired Mae West Lips sofa. The plan is for an ever-changing display of artwork, thoughtfully curated for the space. In essence this is the art gallery to which you'll want to invite friends and make a night of it.


Social Links


Outside seating
Live Music
Guarded parking



Open 18:00 till late, Sat 12:00 till late. Closed Sun - Tue.

Price/Additional Info

RR. Corkage - Wine R60, Champagne R250, Sparkling wine R150.


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