But one establishment is bucking the trend by thinking completely out of the box.
Timeless Escape has taken the ingenious route of combining a bar with escape rooms.
Having its moment now overseas, an escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to solve the mystery.
The catch? They are given a set time in which to complete their objective.
So what Timeless Escape has done is set up two escape rooms: The Spy Room and the Davinci Room. Visitors can choose to do the one and then the other on their return trip - and return they will.The downstairs bar is a quirky mix of opulent decor and Afrocentric art, but it’s the laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff that make Timeless Escape one for your “to do” list.
Patrons will be spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious cocktails and finger snacks on offer.
The bar is currently in the process of obtaining its liquor licence. However, they invite you to bring with a cherished bottle of spirits so that they can mix you up something special.
If you’re looking for a fun day out or planning your next corporate function, Timeless Escape is an ideal option. But be warned: Friendships will be tested and someone might cry.
Prices range from R250-R350 per person. For a group of five or more, discounted rates apply. Bookings are essential: 076 261 4191.