Step into more than just a bar; Sir James van der Merwe offers an experience—a blend of old-world charm, laid-back sophistication, and a dash of Joburg flair. Engage in casual conversations and toast to good company.

Sir James is no ordinary bar; it’s a haven that captures the essence of bygone eras while exuding relaxed elegance and a touch of urban edge. With its unique décor blending the classic with the quirky and a bar stocked with premium libations, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and savor the finer things in life.

Sir James isn’t just for the gents’ night out; it’s also the perfect place to introduce to friends and a hub for engaging conversations. So, pull up a chair and join Sir James for a glass of your finest.


Sir James embarked on a gentleman’s journey in search of the perfect spot to unwind with a drink. He ventured across lands near and far, but in the end, he realized that true greatness could only be achieved by creating his own haven.

The space he crafted is a delightful blend of eclectic charm and warm hospitality—a reflection of his worldly adventures, sprinkled with a dash of local flavor. Sir James is a man of action, always brimming with vibrancy and enthusiasm. Whether he’s hosting a lively club night or gathering friends for a memorable evening, one thing is certain: good times are always on the menu at Sir James van der Merwe’s.

"This stunning warehouse space is stuffed with the owner’s covetable collection of antiques and endowed with a unique Sandton view. Then there’s the retro party music, fun yet sensibly restrained guests and the fact tat everyone is just so darn nice – it’s a given that you’ll forget tomorrow is only Thursday"

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