Pimp my bar – ZAR Lounge bar and night club

ZAR Bar Lounge interior

ZAR Bar Lounge and Club, Sandton

NB NB: Zar club & bar is set to close within 6 weeks of 23 Jan 2012 :NB NB

The ZAR bar is one of Sandton’s hottest, new lounge bar and nightclub venues.  Overlooking Jo’burg’s fashion district and financial heart, the ZAR bar Sandton has the best night views of any Sandton bar.

Jo’burg interior designer Kim H’s team was responsible for the interior of the ZAR lounge bar and they have delivered a gorgeously over-the-top adult playpen for Jo’burg’s party elite.

Open 7 days a week, from 11am till late, by day the ZAR bar’s silver and purple, richly textured interior, is airy, light-filled, and elegant (in a bizarre Star Trek-meets-Retro-meets-Russian boudoir kind of way).

ZAR’s balcony is becoming the place for businesspeople and image conscious fashionistas to lunch lightly while pigging out on the spectacular views.

At night, the ZAR bar goes gonzo, and transforms into an electric pink  and ultra-violet hued party penthouse, with 3 bars, a cocktail bar, a VIP lounge, cigar bar, and VVIP lounge hidden behind a liquid wall.

View of Sandton from ZAR

VIP view at ZAR

The Pimp-my-Ride LED bar changes colour constantly, and the suspended pod chairs are the favourite hang-out of …er, swingers.

Clearly aimed at party animals for whom expense is never a barrier to a good time, at the entrance, is a ceiling-to-floor display of rare champagnes, whiskeys, and cognacs priced to reduce your Black Amex to a molten lump by dawn. Anyone fancy a 50-year-old Glenfiddich at R15 000 a tot?

If you don’t want to look like a tree-hugger at New York fashion week, make more than an effort to look good before turning up at ZAR. If you must do casual, make sure you’ve plenty of labels on display – and I don’t mean the tacky nametag variety.

ZAR bar is celebrity central, so if schmoozing A-listers is your idea of heaven, gents pay your R200 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays (men) after 8pm. Ladies you only pay your school fees, R100, after midnight.  On all other nights, entrance is free.

During ZAR’s ‘soft opening’ in June, the Sandton bar welcomed football stars Patrick Vieira, Christian Karembeu, John Barnes, Edgar Davids, Arsene Wenge and Luis Figo.

Since then actor Jeffrey Wright, singer John Legend, and US music producer Swizz Beats have all made guest appearances here (pun intended), along with party brats Kim and Khloe Cardboard-cash-in…I mean Kardashian.

A final word on ZAR: autograph hunters, celebrity-hangers-on, and paparazzi beware. Not only will you need to get past the bouncers waiting at the elevator doors on the 13th floor, but if you pester ZAR’s very exclusive clientele, it’s a very loooooooong way down….


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Our Readers Comments

  1. I love going to different clubs in one night but ever since I came here I forget other clubs exist. Truly exquisite!

    • Nice “KK” the place is on its own class big up Brother. keep up the good work

    • is this europeon night club? is it busy on friday sat night?

    • Hi Shaz,

      thanks for getting in touch.

      It mentions in the blog, “The ZAR bar is one of Sandton’s hottest, new lounge bar and nightclub venues. Overlooking Jo’burg’s fashion district and financial heart, the ZAR bar Sandton has the best night views of any Sandton bar”

      However this blog was written in 2010 and I think the bar has since closed.

  2. Kenny you are the man of class bra, I have been hearing about you, you have realy out done yourself your place is the best keep it up……..

  3. This Club is out of this world. keep up the good work Guys!

  4. I was there and spent the night in Business Class and all I could say was WOW!

  5. Bra Kenny you took msanzi by storm every boby is taking about you and ZAR. I wish you all best because you also help those who need help.I read about you helping poor families. God bless you my brother.

  6. YA NEH!!!
    I MUST SAY “KK” IS OUT OF THIS WORLD PEOLPE.
    LUV DE MAN OR HATE HIM …LIFE GOES ON…
    THIS GUY IS LEAVING HIS DREAM,RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW ,,, “A KUNA KU CHECHELA MORAO”.

    BADE LAM KUNENE – “THE POLYGAMIST” – “KING SUSHI” – “EX CON – SO WHAT” – “MR WHAT NOW” -“8 OF SPADES”.. U MA HERO BOSS, KA SETSWANA BA RE ” WA BABA NTATE”

    HAIL KING SUSHI !!!
    SLY FRM BLOM.

  7. i must say KENNY IS THE BOMB,I DONT CARE WHO SAYS WHAT ABOUT HIM,LET THEM JUDGE BUT ONE THING FOR SURE IS THEY ALL WANNA BE LIKE YOU,I WOULD CAST MY VOTE FOR YOU KENNY ANYTIME TO BE THE PRESIDENT.

  8. iwatch the Ct to GP jet extravangaza and beautiful gals bathing in sprkiling wine, can u spare some small change to look into the most unlikely area gor talent?

  9. It’s making waves, kenny and gayton you guys are doing great. I’m not saying nothing about kenny but i’m down with Gayton… Kinda had close encounters with the man before… excon baybay… Not me though

  10. IF YOU DON’T LIKE ZAR OR KENNY ,SUMFIN IS WRONG WITH YOU !!

  11. Hi
    My name is Michael and I am a dj I went to ZAR and wow I must say I can fit in as dj all I need is trial night please let me know where to send my demo I would love to dj @ Zar

    • Hey Michael! I’m afraid we can’t help you with that man. We just wrote a blog post about it, we don’t have any relationship to ZAR. Try getting in touch via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZAR/382994522781

  12. Yaah man,you remind me of William Mbatha(mashobane)wako pheli,keep it up bro!and say hi to my lovely wife Khanyi and if she’s available she can get hold of me on 073 554 6334.Swagger!!!!!!!

  13. HEY GUYS HOWZET AND I AM A DJ IWANT TO ZAR AND WOW I MUST SAY I CANT FIT IN AS DJ ALL NEED IS TRIAL NIGHT PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE TO SEND MY MIX FIRST I WOULD LOVE TO DJ@ZAR LOUNGE,,,,,,I LOVE THA PLACE THE REST OF MY LIFE……MY NUMBER IS 0846533007 FOR BOOKINGS ANYTIME

  14. i am planning on going to ZAR suite tonite,
    But I dont know the dress code, bcoz i understand you have to dress in a particular manner?
    Please assist…..

  15. K.K.uyabangena boss,i wish to be at Zar one day, but i know life goes on ngzogijima ngize ngfike…Bra K.K all the best man…..

  16. I need to make booking for a party at Zar for the 4th Feb 2012. Please provide contact details

    • Hi Rishaad. This is just a blog post from someone who visited ZAR lounge. We are in no way affiliated or connected to ZAR and unfortunately don’t have their contact details. Please visit http://www.zarsa.co.za/ZAR_Lounge.html for more info.

  17. Do they need any bar ladies

  18. Nna rra kk if oka ncheka fela mo Bots o taabo o berekile.

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