By Johannes Hangula
and Eliaser Ndeyanale
WINDHOEK’S new premier drinking destination is the Soho Lounge situated on the ground floor of Alexander Forbes building in Fidel Castro Street opposite Sanlam Centre, in the CBD.
With brown tainted windows, the facility has separate comfortable lounge seating, a private room, bar, sound system and a great range of food platters such as meat and fish platters and various beverage offerings.
The decoration feature elements from brown stylish leather couches and bronze round tables and collections of fine art displayed on the wall allowing guests to rest their eyes on as they enjoy one of the city’s most exciting destinations.
But by far the most attractive feature of the lounge is undoubtedly the waitresses and waiters for their style and graciousness.
The private room
The private room encompasses an intimate luxurious informality with a sensual combination of deep jewel tones and opulent finishes. Adding to the intimate luxury is a wide selection of unique cocktails and premium brands served by a polished team of waiters and waitress.
The private room can be booked by clients at all levels and it offers a warm and elegant setting. The room’s capacity is flexible and can seat up to 10 guests, or 15 guests for a stand-up reception. The room is designed to suit the needs of smaller groups. According to Soho owner Mulugeta Erko, who is also an art collector one can book a private room for their business dialogues or it can be for colleagues, family or friends gatherings. This exclusive venue offers chic glamour and entertainment, thereby ensuring that this room becomes a new social haven for the city’s most high profile movers and shakers.
Entering the Soho Lounge, one will be greeted by nice selected music genres such as compelling Jazz funk-fusion of the 70s and 80s; popular soul, jazz and blues dominate the playing list in Soho Lounge, meant to evoke the guests’ feelings of being in a place; usually with a tranquil theme. But this is something visitors have to assess for themselves.
The lounge bar
It offers a perfect platform for mingling, catching up on the day’s events or simply observing the action around you and looking for the ‘who’s who’ in the capital. Whilst listening to some wonderful quartet sets of classic jazz and blues, guests can be served with fine wines.
Speaking to Confidente Entertainment at the official opening of the lounge on Friday night, Erko, who grew up in the United Kingdom said that him being in the hospitality business for a decade now enabled him to notice that there is a need for a private lounge in Windhoek.
“There are lot of clubs in town, but they don’t cater for middle aged people who want to have a decent night sitting and enjoying their foods and drinks in a relaxing atmosphere and this is what I am providing in Soho Lounge,” he stated.
The new spot opens from Monday to Friday, 14h00 until late, for reservations one can call +26461 400930 or +264 811581080. aged
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