Beer, beats and bites — the tripartite alliance that guarantees a rip-roaring combustion of festive feelings on any given Friday night. The crew behind Stanley Beer Yard always seem to get it right. Their laid-back party vibe is on point, with communal wooden tables in a rustic beer garden, a robust selection of local and craft beers, and noisy, flawless live entertainment in the form of DJs, bands and alt-country tunes. Then they go and show off with their hot smoked chicken wings in bang-bang sauce and trinchado served with shoestring fries. In short, they are the eatery version of George Clooney. Honestly, has he ever missed? What can we say: Some people, and places, have all the luck.


A good-looking beer garden with an easygoing, upbeat vibe.
Who questions the merits of a cold one and some chicken wings?
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092
Tues.-Thurs., 3-11 p.m.; Fri., noon-11 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.