Club 10 tavern reviews

Meet the Club 10 members

Y2K TAVERN

Owner: Mr Dillo Noka      

Location: B38 Robega Section, Chaneng, Rustenburg     

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

Club 10 has assisted me with top-of-the-range signage which I am very grateful for. The signage makes a big difference because my tavern stands out from the rest.

I started my tavern in 2008 because I had a desire to be a business owner. My main challenge at the moment is getting enough stock to serve all of my patrons. Also, although my business is growing, there is lots of competition in this industry.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me with top-of-the-range signage which I am very grateful for. The signage makes a big difference because my tavern stands out from the rest. They also provide me with the best specials and other taverns cannot compete with my prices because of these specials.

What are your top-selling brands?

My top-sellers are Heineken, Windhoek Lager, Savanna, Lion Lager, Castle Lager and Black Label.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

I am currently running three taverns as well as a bottle store, which I opened a year ago. I would like to grow each tavern and serve and entertain many more patrons at each site and retain them as regular patrons. My ultimate future plan is to be a distributor to all other traders.

PONDI TAVERN

Owner: Mr John Xaba           

Location: 679 Nqutu Main Road, P54, Nceceni Area, Nquthu

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

I started my tavern in 1998. I saw a huge business opportunity in this rural area when I noticed that people were travelling far out to urban areas for their entertainment. I took the plunge and it was the best decision for me and the people in this area who now have an entertainment venue right on their doorstep.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Since joining the Club 10 family my sales have shot up and I have massive exposure in the community and that has added to my success in this industry. I also make use of Facebook marketing and add the latest specials that Club 10 has sent me to my page and attract more patrons in that way. The Club 10 prices are also unbeatable and none of the other taverns or bottle stores can compete with me on pricing. My prices are always the best!

What are your top-selling brands?

My top sellers are Heineken and Black Label and with spirits, Gordon’s and Belgravia do very well.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would like to become a distributor of liquor. I am currently busy with the administration for that. It is also a lot less stressful than operating a tavern.

IKETLENG BAR LOUNGE

Owner: Mr Jonathan Moropene  

Location: 205 Wale Village, Tzaneen, Kgapane   

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

I opened my tavern in 2002. I started this business because I wanted to be a business owner. My challenge in this industry are drunk patrons but luckily, I am able to control them and communicate with people!

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me greatly with their promotions that attract patrons. I always put up the latest Club 10 pamphlets on the tavern walls and people spread the word after seeing the specials. They have also given me the best signage that money can buy. It is very difficult to miss my tavern because of the signage!

What are your top-selling brands?

My top sellers are Black Label and Heineken — although it is challenging to get stock at the moment.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would like to install a cold room because it will allow me to run the tavern more efficiently. I currently operate ten fridges and my electricity bill is enormous. A cold room will save money in my business. I would also like to offer more to my patrons in terms of food. I do have a shisanyama that I operate from the side of the tavern but I am adding to my menu and would also like to offer ALL liquor brands to my patrons in the future.

TIBANEFONTEIN BAR LOUNGE

Owner: Ms Fredrica Ramaila

Location: 10001 Tibanefontein Village, GaMatlala

How did you get into the tavern trade and what challenges do you face in this industry?

The tavern used to belong to my late father and I took over when he passed on. My main challenge in this industry is patrons who fight and get unruly when they have had too much to drink.

How has Club 10 assisted you in the running of your tavern?

Club 10 has assisted me with signage inside and outside my tavern. With my Club 10 partnership, I am also able to buy stock at the wholesalers at great prices and I use my discount as well that I receive as a Club 10 member.

What are your top-selling brands?

My patrons love their beer so I would say that my top sellers are Heineken and Black Label.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes I do! I renovated about two years ago and added a shelter onto the building so I could entertain more patrons and they could all sit comfortably. I think I will continue to improve the interior and exterior in the future to make my tavern more beautiful and comfortable.