Johannesburg, South Africa
Roberto, 31
VISUAL ARTIST
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What are the Johannesburg spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

7th Street Melville vibes forshor.

Do’s and don’ts in Johannesburg: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Leave your valuables in the car or at home and carry as little on you as possible. Also, don't be distracted at ATM's.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a visual artist working with spray paint and film. I've always been one to express myself visually. Personally I film my life style as an artist and a calisthenics athlete.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

R250

Which Johannesburg shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Refinery. Cotton On. Factorie. PUMA.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Taylor Swift. Khalid.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Melville.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Spilt Milk.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Johannesburg?

Dukes Burgers Melville!

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Run to the Ant Cafe and sit next to their cosy fireplace.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Hells Kitchen forshor.. it really stands out.. from the decor, their wood fire cooking skills, the girls serving you and the passage that takes you to La Santa Muerte next door.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Bread & Roses.

Your perfect night out in Johannesburg includes:

Hell Fire shots at Hells Kitchen with friends and dancing the night away at La Santa Muerte.

Which local creators do you admire?

NOMAD.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

The IT Corner Melville.

You’re meeting the mayor of Johannesburg - what constructive criticism would you give them?

We need the 7th street and Main street Melville makeover asap.. part of the precinct plan, urban redevelopment plan.. the plantation, street benches designated parking bays etc. lets get it done already. *SMILES*

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