We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Radium Beerhall

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
282 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 728 3866
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just made for chilling and enjoying oneself with friends or family. The food is surprisingly good (given the outside appearance). We had the peri chicken which was superb. Service was efficient and vibe very good.

Thank Dbn_Trekker
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Level Contributor
174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a superb pub / restaurant! Classic atmosphere that would fit into London, Australia and Route 66.

Thank Wim_traveler
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Radium Beerhall is the oldest pub in Johannesburg having opened in 1929. It is decorated with amusing newspaper billboards which are very entertaining. The restaurant side of the pub serves Portuguese cuisine. I had a half Frango - peri peri half chicken - one of the best I have had. My lovely wife had a superbly cooked fillet. The... More 

Thank Les P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice music and beer. The meat was perfectly cooked. The prices were good also and food well served. I recommend .

Thank Ciro A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great little pub that's truly stood the test of time. Don't be fooled the the 'dodgy' building and surroundings. The menu offers a wide variety. I can recommend the beef fillet.....The best I've had a long time.

Thank Jason G
Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We met at the Radium Beerhall for dinner before heading off to the Victory theater to see Defending the Caveman. The venue was a little noisy due to a party going on in the bar area. The food and service were great. The beer prawns, streak, pizza and fish and chips all went down and received rave reviews from all... More 

Thank Paulagoofy
Chehalis, Washington
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

OMG..this place has character and is full of characters drinking their beers.And I say that in a good way....had a blast talking with some of the regulars.Place is full of history and has great service and food.A real local hangout...we were the only "tourists" and only happened on it because there was a story about it in the airline magazine... More 

Thank ricoman1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been here since I was a student visiting Jozi so it was really interesting coming back. Jesse Clegg was playing here and some friends from US and EU wanted to taste the craft beer there (yeah, pretty random). The place was packed out with folks and the vibe was great. Service varied from good to reasonable to really... More 

Thank bb4_the1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a fantastic time at the Radium on Saturday night. Great band playing, awesome atmosphere and friendly people. Thanks so much for a great night! My wife left her mobile on the table there which was handed in and we were able to collect it this morning. Thank you to the person who was so honest and to the Radium.... More 

1 Thank GeorgeHarris1000
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We lived in the same street for a year so it was nice to go when they had their Full chicken deals on a Monday. It's good value for Money & quite good for pub food. The pizza's aren't to bad, they are also wood oven.

Thank ToniJordanIndigo

Travellers who viewed The Radium Beerhall also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg

Been to The Radium Beerhall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 728 3866

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Radium Beerhall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?