210 Ponsonby Road,
(09) 361 2666
The Whiskey Information
The Whiskey is a sophisticated and hip bar on Ponsonby Road, Auckland.
Our interior is lined with images of rock legends whose music sets the scene for our experienced tastemakers to serve your every need.
Daily: 17.00 to 03.00
Best Bar 2004 and 2005
I recently went here with a large group if people celebrating a birthday . The bar staff were extremely rude and arrogant. After waiting at the bar for 40-mins the bar man decided he had served his last drink and sat up behind the bar pulling smug faces and not serving anyone else. There was no call of last drinks and no mention that the bar was closing. He then proceeded to kiss a patron (who may have been a girlfriend)whilst people stood at the bar thinking they were going to be served. It was extremely unprofessional. As an events manager I'll be sure none of my companies events are ever held here. It's a shame as I'm always on the lookout for new venues and this one had heaps of potential but it'd be embarrassing to subject my company's clients to this level of arrogance and unprofessionalism.
Back to the whiskey ponsonby to hear Greg Johnson and Andrew Keoghan the other night. Sure I loved it, sure the whiskey is a great little venue. Maybe NZ music Month organisers could think bigger exposure rather than the exclusive angle, not to take anything away from great NZ musicians though. Still 4 stars from me.
Jordan Luck, Black River Drive, Last night - what can I say, best I've seen for a while, The Whiskey going off, Ponsonby's ONLY place to be, great they are doing all the May NZ music month gig, I see I missed out on quite a few as they were all sold out.
We attended the 'Cocktail College' at Whiskey last night and I have to say that we had a great night. The class was interactive - we got to make all our own cocktails - and was a lot of fun. I would recommend it to anyone.
I was a bit disappointed in my first visit to The Whiskey. It seemed a bit dry, lacking atmosphere - which I had not expected after listening to people talk about it and reading the reviews. Maybe it was just a bad evening, but I hope it's better next time.
Ah, forget the comment about pretty and pretentious people ... man, what is this ... a review from someone in Hamilton??!!
Whiskey is fantastic -- and it's not at all a snooty Auckland hang-out. It's cosy (thank God for the non-smoking law, cas this tiny space was a smoke-filled nightmare before the laws changed!).
You'll get real bar service here; from bar staff who know how to create awesome drinks (not just knock the top off a bottle!).
Music is great, but there's still a bit of ear-room for some decent conversation.
Give it a go -- still a great bar.
Packed full of the pretty & pretentious Ponsonby people - exactly what you've come to expect (and love) about the better venues in Ponsonby.
The Whiskey Bar in Ponsonby at a weekend gets packed tighter than the Warehouse on sale day. But its worth it. With the fading red-brick interior to the stylised spirits bar there’s a lot going for this little drinking den in one of Auckland’s hippest suburbs.
You’ll find a mixture of all types here though they’re predominantly young, fresh and funky looking for a good night out. Leave your aggression at the door and enjoy imbibing some of the finest cocktails around.
Definitely a recommendation.
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