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This August a New Women-Centred Venue is Popping Up all over Johannesburg

SheBeen is the new pop-up venue putting women safety at the forefront of a fun night out

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By House & Garden South Africa | August 14, 2023 | Travel Leisure

Picture this: It is a girls’ night out, a fun occasion and an opportunity to enjoy time with your friends at a venue that is welcoming. But, in South Africa, the reality is that many women feel there are limited spaces where they can truly feel free and enjoy a night out on the town.

SheBeen is an elegant, women-only, and female-centric venue that will be inclusive and accessible to all women in Gauteng during the month of August, in celebration of National Women’s month.

SheBeen’s velvety smooth furnishings and feminine touches work towards creating a safe space for women. Image: Supplied.

Born out of this need, a new venue in Soweto, SheBeen, is designed as an oasis for women to fully enjoy themselves. For the safety of female guests, there are responsible consumption criteria ensuring the outlet is a place for responsible alcohol consumption. This criterion includes having sufficient lighting inside and outside the facility, having working CCTV cameras, and having a presence of visible personnel to maintain order and physical safety.

“We are mindful of the importance of creating spaces where women can feel free to celebrate and have fun in an uninhibited way, and as such we have established a women-only pop-up venue in Soweto, aptly named SheBeen,” says Candice van den Bosch, Acting Head of Brand at Brutal Fruit Spritzer who was instrumental in curating this women-centric pop-up venue.

SheBeen is the new pop-up in Soweto for women. Image: Supplied

A play on the word ‘shebeen’, this venue is a response to the call of many South African women who often fear going out at night to have some fun.

“SheBeen is all about providing women with a space that enriches their experience and allows them to be authentic, inspired and celebrated during National Women’s month,” says van den Bosch.

The SheBeen pop-up in Soweto marries both soft touches and bold decor with pink seating and red chandeliers. Images: Supplied.