The Ballito MagazineDecember 14, 2023


We all know that The Barrel is a great spot to get the gang together for delicious burgers and ice-cold beers. What makes their offering unique is the Whacko Wednesday special (two burgers and two 300ml Stella Artois draughts for R159!) – the ideal midweek break from cooking at home.

You’re likely to see all the local faces and friends taking advantage of this amazing special designed for two people or one hungry person. Whacko Wednesday is a permanent fixture, but each week they celebrate one-of-a-kind burgers with different flavours, such as their monkey gland burger.

Of course, The Barrel’s burger menu is also a winner, with a choice of 200g beef patty or crumbed chicken patty and Hasselbeck potatoes or fries with each order.



This is the ultimate destination for foodies who love to indulge in scrumptious, homemade burgers. The restaurant is renowned for its perfectly cooked burgers that are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients and served with a generous side of crispy chips. Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, there’s a burger to suit every preference. But that’s not all that Hops Ballito has to offer. It is also the only restaurant in the area that serves Castle Tank Beer, which is fresh, unfiltered, and unpasteurised beer straight from the brewery. This unique offering is a game-changer for beer enthusiasts who appreciate the complex flavours that tank beer provides. With a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s easy to see why Hops Ballito is a local favourite.



With word quickly spreading around town that Hula is the new spot you have to visit, why not schedule your next guys’ night out there? They have a vibey atmosphere, edgy decor, and a vast menu ranging from tacos to pizzas.

Their burgers are definitely something to rave about, each served with crispy onion rings or shoestring fries (or take it up a notch by indulging in their “Hula

Fries” topped with bacon bits, jalapeño bits and melted mixed cheese). They offer a burger for every taste, with a Hawaiian chicken, mushroom beef, vegetarian and lamb option. Pair your burger with one of their draught beers or, if you’re feeling fancy, a glass of cognac. With guest

DJs often playing on their deck, Hula is perfect for the ultimate guys’ night out!