This restaurant in the city's first historical neighbourhood of Ferreirasdorp is without doubt one of Joburg's sexiest city spaces, located in an old warehouse with history that stretches back to Joburg’s heyday as a gold rush town.

Urbanologi is located in the fabulous industrial space of Mad Giant brewery at 1 Fox Precinct (also home to The Good Luck Bar and a fun food and craft market called 1Fox Market Shed) on the western side of the inner city, close to Newtown and Fordsburg. The said Mad Giant looms above the bar space (behind it is the working brewery) as an immense metal cutout, looking over innovative industrial-style and Meccano-inspired décor designed by furniture and interior designer Haldane Martin.

Large and moody murals by graffiti artist Justin Nomad look out across the black wood tables. The main concrete bar resembles a bottle-top while the parquet flooring breaks up along the floorspace to remind one of the building’s industrial heritage. The result is a show-stopping space, ambitious not only for where it is located in the city, but raising the bar for Johannesburg restaurants generally.

The menu has been designed to complement Mad Giant's craft beers so the experience is one of a tasting menu. Arrive with people who enjoy sharing plates so you get to taste the widest variety.


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Facilities for disabled
Outside seating
Live Music
Guarded parking




Open 12:00–00:00 (kitchen closes at 21:00), Sat 09:00-20:00, Sun 09:00–16:30.

Price/Additional Info

RR-RRRR. Corkage R60.

Associated Venues

1 Fox Market Shed

 1Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander St (entrances on Fox St and Main St), Ferreirasdorp, City Centre

Mad Giant

 1Fox Precinct, 1 Fox St (parking at 14 Alexander St), Ferreirasdorp, City Centre


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