Joe’s Beerhouse


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Joe’s Beerhouse

A Windhoek dining essential, Joe’s Beerhouse is a venue wildly popular with visitors to Namibia, for both its stylised, casual ambience with a fireplace centrepiece and its extensive menu of local offerings, with a heavy emphasis on meat: to go all out, try the Bushman Sosatie with crocodile, zebra (!), kudu, oryx and springbok cuts with mango-chilli sauce.


Namibian cuisine is a unique blend of African game dishes, including meats of animals such as crocodile or kudu, and strong European (more specifically, German) influences. While Windhoek's multiple restaurants serve a range of international cuisine, the locals' staple diet is more focused on traditional Namibian dishes. If you want to experience the local Namibian cuisine, you can venture a bit further afield to the Katatura Township, where Namibian eats are more readily available. Many guided tours of Windhoek include a tasting of open-fire grilled Kapana beef, a local speciality.