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SAB World of Beer

Entrance on Becker St. 15 President Street | Newton Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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  • Average10%
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“beer tasting”(55 reviews)
“beer making”(18 reviews)
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A fun filled guided tour through an interactive multi-media museum, exploring the rich history of beer and its South African story. End off with a cold pint in the Tap Room overlooking the city. The immersive tour explores the rich history of...more
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Entrance on Becker St. 15 President Street | Newton Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to learn not only about beer making, but also the history of beer as well as get to sample some of the beers brewed by the South African Brewery and its partners. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and presented her...More

Thank Arthur C
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Authur C Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had an amazing beer tour experience. We are working on improving our video presentations but glad your tour guide presented well. I hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They do offer alternative beverages (but obviously all SAB brands) We got to taste 6 different beers which all complimented the food in a way I never knew existed when it came to beer! SAB have also entered the craft beer market and I loved...More

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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Alex D Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am very delighted to hear that you had a great experience on our food and beer paring. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon for the different...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the tour here and enjoyed the place and the beer. Worth doing if you are in to your beers and want value for money. My only criticism is that our guide could have been a little more interestingMore

Thank Paul E
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Paul E Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience on the tour and disappointed that your guide was not interesting, I am investigating on this and assure you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as one of our stops on the Hop On Hop Off Bus. The tour was interesting as it starts off with the history of Beer, even getting to taste some of the African traditional beer that is made in villages by the...More

Thank Alan L
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Alan L Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience on the tour and the history of African traditional beer. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SAB World of Bar gives and insight into the history of Johannesburg as well as the Golden beverage. Upon completion of the tour the lunch served surprised us all with it's sheer size for the price. A good fun stop to keep you fuelled...More

Thank Warren T
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Warren T Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience on the tour and that our caterers outdone themselves on lunch.I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The tour was amazing - down to making you feel like you are actually in Egypt with stone benches to an African village where they are making their special beer. The guide was great, the beer was great.More

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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Dear Carlsdiner Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had an amazing experience. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Jozi. Looking forward to welcome you back to the World...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a beer pairing experience at SAB World of Beer. What a fantastic setting! The food course paired with the beer was interesting and tasty. We had SA's Brew master with us and made it all the more interesting. You really don't have to...More

Thank Brigs H
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Dear Brigs H Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had a fantastic experience, well done to Crystal and Anton (The Brewer). We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the World...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I can't believe that this has been rating n°1 attraction in JHB. The tour is merely a series of videos (the last of which I couldn't understand because of the acoustic). The "guide" was very kind, but only toured us from one clip to another......More

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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Filippo Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. We value your positive notes and I am pleased to inform you that we are planning on the revamp soon. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Jozi....More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Right in Johannesburg, easy to park and very interesting. Tells the history of beer and you get a free glass and sample part way through as well as a couple of drinks at the end. There is a restaurant. We took a chance and just...More

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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Pendred9 Thank you very much for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a fun-filled experience! I hope the rest of your trip in Johannesburg was interesting. We hope to welcome you...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you love beer this is the place to be. The beer is good. The museum is excellent. I'd say get a Uber, go with friends and have a damn good time.More

Thank JonathanCho
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Dear JonathanCho Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am pleased to hear that you had a fun-filled tour. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Jozi. Looking forward to welcome you back to the World...More

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smrgeog
March 2, 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Tickets can be purchased at the door, on arrival, with pleasure. We look forward to seeing you soon Regards Tony
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lizatjie
July 14, 2015|
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Hi lizatjie Our Tours operate 7 Days per Week, as follows: Tuesday to Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00 Sunday and Monday: 10h00 to 16h00 The normal Tour (R95) takes approximately 75 Minutes, and the Tour plus Beer Tasting (R140... More
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lizatjie
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Hi lizatjie, our Tours operate 7 days per week, departing hourly from 10h00 to 16h00. We look forward to welcoming you to The World of Beer soon. Regards Tony
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