Bar 21 (at Pontoon)

Our rating 

User rating 

1 review
Venue Image
11 Westhaven Drive,
Westhaven
Auckland,


(09) 373 5776

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarNo StarNo Star
Review byEm Jackson20/12/2006

3 out of 5

Westhaven-based Bar 21 is one of the few bars located on the marina’s edge.

Although a far reach from the Viaduct action, the area is becoming an increasingly popular after-work venue, particularly with the addition of some large corporates in the vicinity.

Bar 21’s crowd is a comfortable mix of corporate, advertising and yachtie industry types and 5pm on a Friday is definitely their time.

Although the floor-to-ceiling mirrors initially confronting visitors would suggest otherwise, Bar 21 has a largely unpretentious and simple décor. Large wicker chairs are a feature—with drinkers often scrambling for these and they afford great vistas over the Marina and Harbour Bridge beyond.

The staff are relaxed, very efficient and professional—refreshing in a town where ‘tude is often such an annoying feature.

New Zealand wines are well represented, and there’s the usual beer options (including Steinlage).

Be warned, Bar 21 is not the atypical all-nighter venue: its real attraction is as an after-work possie, or as a pre-meal conversation facilitator.

Although the restaurant (Pontoon) is set well apart from the bar, the laid-back background music stays low-key until around 11pm when the diners have moved on to more exciting climbs.

Part of the Relish Group, Pontoon (and subsequently Bar 21) is a popular event venue, so in these summer months don’t be surprised to find it booked out over the weekends.

Bar 21 (at Pontoon) has been reviewed by 1 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 Get Your Skates on this Winter!

Paradice presents Aotea Square Ice Rink with a NEW...

image
02 List With Us!

Get your venue or event listed with View New Zeala...

image
03 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

image
04 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
05 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

Content updated: 23/07/2014 05:27
 

Auckland Venue Hire

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • O'Connell Street Bistro
    It had been a while since I had managed to get out to one of Auck...

    KevinB_LocalHero on 14/07/2014 @ 2:46 p.m.
  • PokPok Thai Street Food & Bar
    I went to PokPok for the first time just last Saturday and I'll d...

    Olivia Duncan on 7/07/2014 @ 9:52 a.m.
  • Tanuki's Cave
    Finally I was lucky enough to try this long standing Japanese est...

    Lesley_LocalHero on 2/07/2014 @ 8:34 a.m.
  • The Wingman Cafe Grillshack & Bar
    Love it for the fact that a good meal experience is always assure...

    nams on 30/06/2014 @ 1:31 p.m.
  • The Commons
    Great friday night vibe at The Commons and easily the best bar in...

    SuzieC on 18/06/2014 @ 10:22 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner