How BEERHOUSE fought for and got #NoCurfewOnNewYearsEve!

Beerhouse launched the #NoCurfewOnNewYearsEve petition 3 days ago and after nearly 10,000 signatures, a crazy run of media appearances and lobbying behind the scenes, the SA government finally announced the end of curfew for good one day before New Years Eve!

We want to celebrate this together with all party- and beerlovers and prepared the best vibes and drinks for you! Join us #atBEERHOUSE (Long Street or Tygervalley) for a party from 5 pm TILL LATE (2 am in Tygervalley, 4 am in Long Street!).

To get there, we had to launch not only the petition but also to go around the media circus to reach out to citizens and decision makers and got the following coverage:

The combination of an impactful petition and diverse voices from various spheres of society made this campaign effective. Many church-goers and the DA opposition joined the #NoCurfewOnNewYearsEve war cry and gave their own story and angle to ours. Today, Thursday at 2 pm I received the first messages from a trusted friend in Johannesburg, that we might get a surprise present and by 8 pm it was confirmed after a special Cabinet meeting and made global headlines later that night…


Since the coronavirus has broken in South African and the President announced the Nationwide lockdown on Monday, 23rd March, we have had to temporarily lay off over 80 staff.

We are calling on all of our supporters far and wide to help us to raise money so that our staff have a chance to support their families during the lockdown times

Find our BackaBuddy campaign here

Help us to support our #yellow family

The restaurant industry, like many industries, is under distress and the team at the BEERHOUSE is extremely motivated to ensure that we survive these unprecedented times.
We have paid all of our staff up until the end of March 2020, however due to the nature of this business if we do not make turnover there is no reserves to help support the 80+ employees that were on our payroll (our goal is to retain all of our staff and give ALL of them their jobs back as soon as we are able to trade without restrictions).

100% of the profits from this fundraiser will be given to our staff to help them through these times where they won’t be earning any money.

Beerhouse has applied for the UIF relief schemes to help support the staff. However, we know this process will take time before our staff will see any money from the government. 

This money is incredibility essential for our staffs’ survival. They will be able to feed and look after their families during these uncertain times.

We do not know how long the lockdown will last and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to look after our staff who live from hand to mouth.

100% of the profits raised will be divided up between the staff within their tax threshold.

We have three types of staff: hourly paid, fixed salary and HQ salary.

Each of these divisions has a maximum cap that they are allowed to receive. Our main aim is to support the bulk of the staff that are hourly paid as they are the majority of the staff compliment.

If you want to find out more about how the #coronavirus is effecting us and the hospitality industry in SA, click here.

Beerhouse Tygervalley progress update

We have some exciting updates on our new store Beerhouse Tygervalley in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs.

If you have been following us two months ago we launched our first public crowdfunding campaign, where you can own shares into Beerhouse Tygervalley. Not only will you own a piece of this business but you will benefit from the profits as well.
Since then we have had some challenges as a business with the relocation of Beerhouse Fourways based in Sandton Johannesburg pulling our focus from this campaign.
As a team we are working hard to reopen a store in the Gauteng area as soon as December 2019!

We now have 30 days left of our crowdfunding campaign with 116 investors and with a little more than half way to go to reach our target of R3 million.
If you are interested in investing into Beerhouse Tygervalley click HERE. 

So what has been happening with Beerhouse Tygervalley?
Construction started mid August and our new home is starting to come together.
Here are some photos of construction thus far:

Majority of the building has been completed, now we need to fit our kitchen and bar equipment. The shop fitters are busy reworking furniture and all the beautiful features you can find in each of our Beerhouses and the electricians will work their magic.
We will be updating more photos on our Facebook page as the renovations continues.

Important Dates:

Site progress viewing – Tuesday, 24th September @ 3pm – 6pm
Opening Party with Jimmy Nevis – Saturday, 26th October
Halloween Silent Disco party – Thursday, 31st October

Beerhouse on Long turns six!

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday!

Come and celebrate 6 awesome years of great beer, great food and awesome vibes.
Don’t forget that our birthday falls on International Beer Day so look out for some cool specials our range of beers and ciders.

We love supporting local music so we have a killer line-up brought to you by: SAManagement & Events:
Catch the likes of: Chris Werge, Aston Wylie, Amy Tjasink Music, Mark Haze and our resident DJ Albert Bashmouth.

Live music starts at 6pm.

Entrance is FREE!