Where NZ Fashion Week Designers Go For Happy Hour

Sit back and take a sip at one of these fashionable Auckland hot spots. Cheers!

Campari Sptriz from Apero. Photo / Rebbeca Zephyr Thomas

Annabel’s
“For its perfectly curated wine list, intimate atmosphere and lush interior.”
— Sarah Harris Gould, Harris Tapper

Bedford Soda & Liquor
“Their Takapuna bar runs happy hour from 5pm to 7pm on Friday evenings. Yasss!”
— Pia Naera-Scott, PIA

Apero
“Where people truly understand what they are putting in your glass and take the time to listen to what you want and explain why you want what they are serving you — it just tastes better. Intelligent drinking, even if it leaves you unintelligible.”
— Benny Castles, World

Madam George
“It’s my local, we’re K Rd neighbours. It reminds me of Wellington. The staff and owners especially are always welcoming and sometimes the drinks are quite experimental!”
— Lela Jacobs

Coco's Cantina. Photo / Dean Purcell

Coco’s Cantina
“For a gin and tonic — and people watching!” 
— Kate Sylvester

Mt Albert Post
“You’ll find us at Mt Albert Post with friends. It’s the best place to spend a late afternoon/early evening on a Sunday. There is a play room for the kids so you can find yourself engrossed in conversations that last longer than two minutes.”
— Juliette Hogan

Cotto
“Cotto hands down. I’m definitely more food motivated than alcohol, so while the others will happily sit for an extended amount of time with their drinks, I’m more than happy to encourage the table to stay for dinner.”
— Rachel Mills

Seaferers
“Seafarers deck and lounge so you can sip on Champagne with a view of the harbour, and great people.”
— Kathryn Wilson

Garage Project
"Our friends from Garage Project's cellar door in Kingsland. There is the best selection of their beer on tap."
— Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart, Twenty-seven Names

 

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