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Address: 15 President Street, Entrance on Becker St. | Newton Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 836 4900
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

A fun filled guided tour through an interactive multi-media museum,...

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 Africa's beer culture, transporting you from the tombs of Egypt to the mining townships of Johannesburg's pioneer days. You'll also get to taste traditional African beer, hold hop flowers in your hands, smell the different types of barley and peer into the great big wort kettle!

 

Beer memorabilia and merchandise are also available at the adjoining shop, Tankards and Togs.

Since being opened by former President Nelson Mandela nearly 20 years ago, the World of Beer has become one of the country's top attractions for foreigners and locals alike, winning SA Tourism's "Tourist Attraction Category Winner" for three consecutive years.

It also houses a five-star conference and event venue.

Visit experience it for yourself!

Access

SAB World of Beer is situated in the heart of the Johannesburg Newtown Cultural Precinct.

It is within walking distance of the three major railway stations (Westgate, Braamfontein and Park Station) and conveniently located on one of the city's main taxi routes.

Shuttle services from the Gautrain station can be arranged at a minimal cost.

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Interesting JHB site

I took my both sons to see the local tourist attraction. The presentation was interesting with many old sites like Taverns. The food at the pub was okay

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2016
Naven P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I took my both sons to see the local tourist attraction. The presentation was interesting with many old sites like Taverns. The food at the pub was okay

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Naven P Many thanks for posting your review of the World of Beer on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time and found the history of interest Regards Tony More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

A fantastic museum with 2 and a half glasses of beer and a free glass included in the entry.You even get to try some Sorghum beer

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Dave H Many thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the SAB World of Beer and we hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The exhibition and tour is very good. The information and your guides are of good quality. Beer tasting is not included in the standard price but worth a try as I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is a shop on site to purchase some of your favorite beer memorabilia. Go and check it out as the visit is value for... More 

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review of the SAB World of Beer on TripAdvisor. I am pleased you enjoyed your outing and we hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This was my 2nd visit to World of Beer. I enjoyed the tour more the first time (this time I thought it was a little cheesy), but overall it's a fun and informative way to learn about beer. I really enjoyed the tastings from the patio (the Milk Stout is a must!) and I always love browsing the store (it's... More 

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Rykrot Many thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that your 2nd visit didn't have the same appeal as the first, but am pleased that you had an enjoyable time. Did you try the Chocolate Stout? - Maybe next time Regards Tony More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The tour was interesting and informative if a little gimmicky. Should hold a wide appeal for most tour groups, though. The tasting was done very well, but lunch could have been better. About a quarter of my group of 10 reported that their food was too salty, and my steak arrived overcooked. All in all a good experience, so long... More 

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Marc C Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed the Tour and Tasting. I have noted your comments about the disappointing food quality and have addressed your comments with our Caterers. I hope to welcome you back to World of Beer again in the future Regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I was pleased with the fact that the making beer making friends concept was alive and well in the world of beer. Well done on preserving 100 years of artifacts.

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear vishal r We appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed the experience, as well as the memories and artifacts We hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Loved this beer tour. I have been on a number of brewery tours around the world and SAB World of Beer is right up there with the best.

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear andysZ79YZ Many thanks for your positive comments about the SAB World of Beer. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Tour and hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Learning has never been this fun: 3 Dimensional and about beer! The facilities are not on an international standard but for South Africa it's really good! The facilitators are educated and try and give you the best experience. The infomration and fascinating and honestly, by the time you get to the bar you are absolutely dying for those two draughts... More 

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Jenna L I am pleased that you enjoyed your time at the World of Beer and had a fun and educational experience We hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Excellent overall experience into the world of beer, with great history about beer and its making, great souvenirs, great free samples and excellent bar

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Hugompt Many thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time and hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great experience with my husband as walk in everything was just around us,the food was scramptious and the drinks was cold as it was hot summer days even though it rained we couldn't feel the rain at all ,we walk out late because drink and driving its not good but I really enjoyed every moment of the place

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Tony_Rubin, General Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this review

Dear Tshidi123 Many thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable time and pleased that you were responsible about Drinking and driving We hope to welcome you back in the future Regards Tony More 

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