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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1 Fox Market Shed
1Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander St (entrances on Fox St and Main St), Ferreirasdorp, City Centre
Located within the 1 Fox Precinct, a cluster of cleverly converted historic warehouses in the heart of Joburg's old mining district, the 1 Fox Market Shed is a weekly foodhall-style market that offers up an array of enticing street food stalls plus live
1Fox Precinct, 1 Fox St (parking at 14 Alexander St), Ferreirasdorp, City Centre
Mad Giant Bottle Shop
1 Fox St, Ferreirasdorp
The Mad Giant Bottle Shop is an extension of the Mad Giant Brewery, craft beer specialists. The store stocks Mad Giant's branded apparel ranging from T-shirts, caps, glassware, beers and more. The Mad Giant is a yeti-like figure, who is awkward, brave an
The Good Luck Bar
1 Fox Precinct, 14 Alexander St, Ferreirasdorp, City Centre
In the city centre's historic Ferreirasdorp district (the location of the first tented camps of early gold rush Joburg) you’ll find the Good Luck Bar, named in honour of the early 1890s drinking establishments that were said to have operated from this lo