204 Viaduct Quay,
(09) 377 7811
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Great vibe, open late and not full of 18 year olds. Drinks are a bit pricey but i guess thats to be expected at a venue like that
5 out of 7 photos of them are from their barmen,probably the bar owners.
not so difficult to guess that this bar must be a bullshit and they are so arrogant.
Not that great. Spy Bars bouncers seem to insist on "no hats" policy. I went down there wearing my trilby hat and they didn't like that. I managed to slip past the initial screening, and purchased a drink. Then the bouncer found me and kicked me out, and puched my in the side of my face. They're lucky I dont file an assault charge.
Man did Spy Bar go backwards quickly. If you are looking to be treated like crap at the door - go down into a smelly over crowded dungeon where you pay through your teeth for a drink get approached by Russian prostitutes and can't even hear yourself think then the is the place for you.
Had a great time a Spy Bar recently with Doctor J spinning the decks. He always gets the crowd going with some awesome tunes and is not bad on the eye either! Spy Bar is one of my favourite venues in Auckland because it's not full of teeny boppers!
After getting past the rude doormen to get into spy, we found the bar a mess with broken glass all over the ground in the bar proper and the toilets.
Despite the setting we were having a good time, until when asking for a tap water the barman attempted to charge me! Upon refusal to pay, the duty manager came up to me, calling me a pedantic F***ing C*** and I was asked to leave. It was a disgusting abuse of power, and definitely in breach of liquor licensing conditions which state the bar must do what it can to promote responsible drinking...
I waited at the bar for far too long. I understand that "boobs get beers" but never have I seen so many well presented patrons ignored while barely clad, one-too-many, bleary eyed patrons were served almost on approach to the bar. The barman was rude, suggesting I should lay off the drinks after I requsted my change from the $50 note I gave him - then begrudgingly skimming it across the bar on a tray once he realised he was wrong. Very cool music though it was too crowded to even think about dancing. We lasted one drink before escaping to the sanctuary of our Hotel bar. Maybe another night will bring another experience but I'm not in Auckland enough to risk wasting a well deserved night out.
awesome DJ on Sat nites . Only bad thing I can think of is you have to pay for water !! LOL . Nice ladies and nice surroundings
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