Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Notable Businesses: Market Theatre, SAB World of Beer, Newtown Music Centre, Sophiatown Bar & Lounge
This suburb of Joburg is currently being refashioned as a multi-purpose area rife with cultural outlets. Any up-and-coming artists looking to make it must do so here first, a testament to Newtown's history as a the creative "place to be" in Johannesburg. One of its most famous attractions is the Market Theatre, which opened in 1976 as a non-racial theater during apartheid. During the '80s, it became one of the few places that blacks and whites could interact peacefully, and several anti-apartheid plays were performed here. It's also home to several museums, such as the SAB World of Beer, a beer museum which is every bit as cool as it sounds.