The Maboneng Precinct Treat
AGOG Johannesburg, situated in Maboneng is a newly founded establishment that offers a combination of art, food, wine and an experience perfect for Joburg go-getters. Open between Wednesday and Sunday, 11am to 2am, visitors can take advantage of an art exhibition, a wine& tapas bar, as well as a roof top Q-Club.
‘AGOG ’which originates from Middle English and old French refers to a state wonder, anticipation, interest, or expectancy. According to Creative Director, Alan John, “AGOG is the home of the curious.”
Housed in a three-story building, in a quiet Doornfontein street (12 Lower street.) the AGOG was revamped from an old steel company. Its historic make-up has been sized down to add exclusive detail to the venue. This is seen in the stylish but rusty steel bar stair handles and window frames, as well as the echoed sounds that travel through the building, create quite the aura. The old factory traces that remain completely set it apart.
In the first story, guests are met by the Nine Barrels wine & Tapas Bar that serves an expensive selection of wine, matched with the art of literature, poetry, spoken word and jazz. “The Nine barrels, offers an interaction with fine art and performing arts that explores African dialogues “, said Creative Director, Alan John. The second and third story is fitting for fans and buyers of art masterpieces. The exhibition showcases pieces that make a statement. Nudity, 3D effects, and pleating are some incorporated elements used by artists that exhibit at the AGOG. Lastly, the rooftop area is occupied by The Q Club whisky & cigar lounge, perfect for a dance with a friend or two.
For more info: http://agog.co.za/gallery/
Pictures: Alan John