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Gilroy's Brewery

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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Ngwenya Glass Village, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 796 3020
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11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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464 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Fun place with on Sunday afternoon life music. Looked like everybody had fun, even dancing on stage. Beer great, can't judge the food.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places in Johannesburg. Very chilled vibe, especially for a Sunday afternoon. Amazing live music with some old school classics. Food is great (pies are a must). Beer is great (Gilroys brew their own craft beer). Also a nice play area for the kiddies & a craft market for the ladies. Overall, there's something for everyone at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Gilroy's for a birthday. The food was from great to average, depending on what we ordered. The pies are delicious, one of the kind. The steak was okay, but fish had too much batter, so its impressive size was actually very fake. The music is to loud. It basically disjointed our group as we couldn't hear each... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We are regular - Two or three times a year - visitors to Gilroy's. Over the past 9 years they have never disappointed. This past weekend we took some "first timers". They had loads of fun during the "beer tasting experience", as amusing and entertaining as always. The food was tasty and well made. We've not yet had a bad... More 

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Thank Tamcs74
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Visiting the Gilroy's Brewery will not disappoint. It has a variety of stall available and a overall great atmosphere.

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Thank Jessica G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is better for those who like pubs and the drinking culture, than myself as a teetotaler, but I was there with friends and decided to make the most of it. The food is good pub food, and relatively inexpensive, and the live music was great hearing renditions of many older favourites. A great place for a summer afternoon.

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Sandton, South Africa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good to chill and relax. Casual. Food ok. A little pricey for this type of restaurant. If you enjoy loud and drinking vibe then this is for you.

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Thank MarleneMB
Waterloo, Canada
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

One of a kind pub that dishes out live entertainment, great food and lots of hand-crafted beers. Go for the beer samplers, 6 or 7??, and you are encouraged to share. I think the food was good but tasting the different beers were more fun. Sort of remember really liking something with ginger! It is set in a small garden... More 

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North London
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The boys like beer so we went there as had been there previously. We girls had ginger beer and all had food. Everything was nice and food well cooked. Staff are polite and if you go during Jacaranda season, it's a beautiful drive to get to the parking area. I personally think it's nicer in the afternoon but we still... More 

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Thank pearNorthLondon
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The welcome was warm on a cold Saturday afternoon - the smiles and friendly service were eclipsed by the legendary craft beers and tasty "Pub Grub." The live entertainment was relaxed and enjoyable without being obtrusive. A very different and enjoyable experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ngwenya Glass Village, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 796 3020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?