Bars & Pubs

Auckland Is Getting A Whisky Pop-Up!

By Ava Wardecki
9th Jun 2017

Auckland Is Getting A Whisky Pop-Up!

Aucklanders, get ready. The pop-up we’ve all been waiting for is finally setting up shop in our city and it’s promising to be our new hidey-hole this winter!

Escape the chill of these cooler months and indulge in a round or two at The Whisky Lounge, Auckland’s newest pop-up bar dedicated entirely to—you guessed it—whisky.

Aptly named, The Whisky Lounge is the brainchild of Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill and Chivas Regal, who have joined forces to create this winter’s ‘it’ spot.

At The Whisky Lounge, they’re all about celebrating and indulging in the finer things in life. Stepping into this pop-up, you’ll be in aesthetic heaven among its plush interior—complete with designer furniture and decor.

Headlining the whisky menu is a top-shelf range of Chivas Regal drops. Choose between Chivas Extra Whisky, 12-year-old, 18-year-old or even 25-year-old for all you extravagant whisky aficionados out there.

If cocktails are more your thing, the friendly folk also have you covered. They’ve mixed up a delish range of whisky-based blends to cater to your cocktail cravings such as the Morning Glory Fizz, the Extra Old Fashioned and the Rob Roy—just to name a few.

If you fancy living in the lap of luxury, then bottle service is totally an option. Enjoy your very own bottle from the Chivas range from the (sort of) privacy of your semi-private booth. And when you find yourself feeling a wee bit peckish, treat yourself to a little something from their divine selection of cheeses and shared plates.

But wait, there’s more! If you just can’t get enough of the bevvies you’ve been sipping on all night, then you’ll be stoked to know they’re also offering masterclasses! Tag along to one of these to learn the art of blending different whiskies or how to mix your very own whisky cocktails.

Open every afternoon of the week and extra late on Thursdays through to Sundays, The Whisky Room is the perfect place for a mid-week pick-me-up, an after-work tipple, or even a hot date.

The Deets

What: The Whisky Lounge
Where: Harbourside Ocean Bar & Grill, Level 1, 99 Quay Street, Auckland City
When: The lounge is every afternoon and extra late on Thursday—Sunday. Masterclasses held on June 15, June 29 and July 6.

Image credit: Chivas Regal New Zealand

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