Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris are parked ostentatiously next to a luxurious mansion. International Slay Queen, Faith Nketsi just arrived, and her Alexander McQueen catsuit immediately draws admiration. The Waiter gracefully escorts her to her table.
Chesterfield couches in top grain leather are occupied by cigar smoking men. Judging by their genuine Patek Philippe wrist watches, these men are certainly the rich type. Bottles of French champagne are competing for attention; it’s Veuve versus Moët versus Dom Perignon, and slay queens in virgin Peruvian weaves are having a time of their life while snapping selfies for Instagram.
This is not Sandton nor Dainfern. It is Zen 63, a classy venue in the heart of Tswelopele and Sebobane street in Monise section, Katlehong. Owned by a well respected entrepreneur, Falakhe Mgcina, this multimillion rand lounge attracts the who’s who of Ekurhuleni. If you understand what top grain leather does to one’s bank balance, you would appreciate that Falakhe left no stone unturned when investing in what is dupped as the “Sandton of Spruit”. Stepping inside, you forget that you’re ekasi and would be forgiven for thinking that you are indeed in the heart of Sandton.
On a typical weekend, Zen 63 patrons enjoy the tunes of deep house while rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Khanyi Mbau, Kefi Boo, Tbo Touch, Kenny Kunene, Mahoota, Skeem GP, Kwela Tebza, Pulane Lenkoe, Somizi, Mdu Masilela, Steve Komphela and Bongani Cashflo to namedrop a few. In fact, most have replaced Taboo as Zen 63 offers more value for money, evident in an array of birthday bookings done by those looking for the same look and feel associated with Sandton, minus the infamous costs that comes with Jozi North.
During weekdays, you will see Range Rovers and G-Wagons as serial entrepreneurs meet to explore serious business opportunities. Add good food to the mix, this is where big deals are made.
“Zen 63 prides itself for going beyond just being a nightlife joint. It is a venue where businesses can book in a context of hosting company related events,” Falakhe educates us.
Upon close inspection, we see a Wall of Fame baring a collage graced by big corporate brands including the ANC. We also see photos of white customers lunching in comfort, not to mention countless activations hosted by Hennessey, Ciroc, Moët, Sky Vodka, Gentleman Jack, Belvedere and many more.
Zen 63 is usually open all week long, including public holidays. The top floor with stacking glass doors opens up to a vista of the entire Katlehong, providing a breathtaking view of lights and wonder. The venue has fully stocked bars on both the top and ground floors, including a state of the art kitchen where mouthwatering dishes are prepared by professional chefs.
According to new lifestyle trends, people no longer go out for the sake of going out. Patrons are now actively looking for exclusivity where progressive contacts can be made. Partying at Zen 63, rest assured to be basking in the same space as medical doctors, lawyers, CEOs, TV producers, politicians and tenderprenuers. It’s no longer about the quantity of people within a venue, but the quality of people within that venue, meeting people who add value. The venue receives 10 over 10 from us!!!
You can check out Zen 63 Restaurant and Lounge across all social media platforms or visit http://www.zen63lounge.co.za. They can also be contacted on 011 905 0048 or 061 441 5215.