Last week a few mates and myself went to check out the newest offering in the Durban North area, Brew Haus. It's a collaboration between the rad folk downstairs at Republik and Craft Federation, which transformed this famed corner into something special again. Every time I visit a place, people ask me what can I compare it to? Most of the times you can pick up similarities to other establishments but with Brew Haus, it's something completely different to the Durban Night Life and something I feel that was missing.
The place specializes in Craft products, ranging from various craft beers to craft spirits, with something to suit anyone's fancy, be it whisky, gin and even tequila! Having often indulged on craft beers, I decided to give the craft spirits a go. As you would assume, the spirits would be a bit pricey being made and distilled by smaller manufacturers of the product , also I would recommend you speak to your waiter about the item you wish to try before ordering and they chose something more suited to your pallet.
If you're feeling a bit peckish, they do have a tapas menu to choose from, which has a few of boards containing stuff such as pickles, jams, spices, fresh bread, bread sticks, cold meats and cheeses. If you're not big into those kinda stuff, you can always snack on the popcorn that they keep refilling as you munch away.
The setting is great, located just above Republik, with views of the ocean and greater Durban North area from the balcony. High tables and stool surround the bar from the outside in, with low lighting and neon lights. The music choice of old school rock and roll which is much welcomed over the over used trap and deep house genre.
Overall the place is really great, something different from the ordinary and if the crowds keep flocking like how they've been during the first month, it's sure to be another hot spot on the lists of ever growing Durban favourites.
Address: 8A Swapo Road, First Floor corner of Broadway and Kensington Rd (above Republik)
Contact No: 074 294 5746