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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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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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Thank Dananthi
North London
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21 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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40 reviews
25 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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Thank Gerald D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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160 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Let your hair down and enjoy the live music and comic entertainment from the master Gilroy himself. Great food too.

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Thank KirstenLM11
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I think people only come here to drink craft beer cause the food is undesirable. Firstly they don't have certain items on the menu which is only discussed 5 minutes after you have ordered. The items are completely overpriced for what you are getting. And they are quick to give excuses instead of providing actual solutions to save the customer... More 

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Thank Tarynannpauls
Johannesburg
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good pub grub, good beer, good vibe the place rocks on weekend and you would probably need to book a table, well hosted.

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Thank JR_Joburg
Centurion, South Africa
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

If you are into beer, Gilroy's is a must. Beer is brewed on site by the owner, Steve, who is so friendly and entertaining. Gilroy's is not just another pub, it's an experience. Ensure to do a beer taster, to sample the different beers brewed here & go for the pork belly, which is a great hit. During the week... More 

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Thank Fifi4256
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Sunday afternoon lunch... the food itself I must admin is mind blowing, delicious as well as the home made ale they serve. The down side to it would be we where surrounded by bee's, over crowded and the jokes they told was exactly the same as the previous time we frequent them.. to a point where you can actually know... More 

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Thank Alicia B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Just a few years ago, it was an absolute pleasure to go to Gilroy's Brewery on a Sunday afternoon - no booking required and not too full to move once seated at a table under the trees. Unfortunately this has become a far too popular spot for Joburgers, almost to the point of unpleasantness.I'm not sure that there is anything... More 

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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?