Subterranean style: The March Hare

Domenico de Lorenzo

Domenico de Lorenzo in action.

Domenico de Lorenzo is in the news again. Not only is he one of South Africa’s finest mixologists (he represented SA at the World Class Bartender of the Year Global Final), but he’s also co-owner of a bar in Maboneng, Johannesburg, which has been listed among the top 55 bars in the world.

The March Hare, named after the twitchy tea party character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is secreted away underneath the Museum of African Design (MOAD) and the darkly quirky, vintage-flavoured decor (the bar is made of books) complements its name perfectly. It’s a coffee-training workshop, coffee shop and sometime nighttime speakeasy.

Cocktails and/or coffee at The March Hare in Maboneng.

Try a Domenico de Lorenzo cocktail at The March Hare.

Every second Sunday, there’s “Swingin’ at the Hare”, where you can enjoy coffee, cocktails and a jazzy swing band called Clockwork Orangutan.

281 Commissioner Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg. Tel: 072 613 7515. For more happenings and news, check them out on Facebook.

The March Hare, Maboneng

The March Hare – new Maboneng hotspot. Images courtesy of The March Hare.

Here’s the complete full list of the World Class 55 Best Bars in the World and their winning bartenders:

CountryBarBartender
AustraliaBoilermaker HouseJack Sotti
AustriaBarracuda BarcateringPhilipp Ernst
BelgiumDiageoJurgen Nobels
BrazilGrupo VegasKennedy Nascimento
BulgariaBy The WayDimitar Dimitrov
CanadaUVA Wine and Cocktail BarLauren Mote
ColombiaMai Tai BarCesar Acero Sanchez
Costa RicaHotel Andaz PapagayoClark Jimenez Alvarado
Czech RepublicL’Fleur BarVítězslav Cirok
DenmarkOpen/ClosesKarl-Martin Edin
FranceLe FlorianPaul Silvers
GermanyShakekingsMarian Krause
GreeceTheory Bar and MoreEmmanouil Lykiardopoulos
GTMECelebrity CruisesSantos Mercedes
GuatemalaIndependiente “Nomada Cocktail”Marvin Martinez
Hong KongQuinaryAntonio Lai
IndiaDrinks on MGAlfonso del Portillo
Indian OceanApoteekTristan Petit
IndonesiaSofitel Nusa Dua BaliAyip Muhammad Dzuhri
IrelandMVPAnna Walsh
IsraelBellboyAriel Leizgold
ItalyReplay the StageFrancesco Cione
JapanLamp BarMichito Kaneko
KenyaRoyal Orchid HotelAkash Tomar
LebanonCentral StationRefaat Ghostine
MalaysiaOmakase & AppreciateYi Shawn Chong
MexicoLicoreria LimantourFernanda Tejada
MoroccoSofitel Royal Bay Agadir (Accor Group)Brahim Hamouali
NetherlandsDoor 74Tess Posthumus
New ZealandRacket BarPhillip Spector
NorwayRausJørgen Dons
PanamaTaberna RasputinFelix Cuevas
PeruBottega DassoDavid Romero
PhilippinesABVKenneth Bandivas
PolandEl KoktelMateusz Szuchnik
PortugalCinco LoungeJose Maria Robertson
Puerto RicoSantaellaMichael Norat
RomaniaPPDPaul Sfirlea
RussiaMendeleev BarEvgeny Shashin
SingaporeTess BarSteve Leong
SlovakiaGastronomy GroupFilip Navratil
South AfricaMolecular BarsDomenico de Lorenzo
South KoreaSpeakeasy MortarByungjim Lim
SpainVarsovia BarBorja Cortina
SwedenBar25Ted Filip Dako
SwitzerlandIntercontinental GenevaOlivia Hairay
TaiwanMandarin Oriental TaipeiJacko Chang
ThailandWhy97Pongpak Sudthipongse
TurkeyNopaKevin Patnode
United Arab EmiratesZuma RestaurantsMehmet N. Sur
United KingdomHawksmoorAlistair Reynolds
United StatesDeath & CoTyson Buhler
VietnamUrban Kitchen BarDuy Tu
Western Europe Central Team / Yachting (SS)Sailing Yacht MarieJasmin Rutter

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