The CBD has a new hidden gem tucked away on Fort Lane. Welcome newcomer Sapphire, the latest nightclub to hit the booming Auckland nightlife.
Transforming what was once Flight Lounge, a venture down the stairs and away from the hustle and bustle above will have you greeted by a flurry of neon and a sprawling bar serving up cocktail concoctions you won’t want to miss on a night out. The latest venture from the team who brought us Scarlett Slimms & Lucky, Sapphire promises to be a must-stop-spot for a cheeky one.
A freehouse bar serving all your faves, don’t forget to check out the carefully curated cocktail line-up. It’ll be a tough call to pick, but why stop at just one?
Their signature creation, the Sapphire Fizz, is an aromatic potion of Beerfeater gin, fresh lime juice and honey topped with an Early Grey foam, with a hint of cinnamon and dried mandarin. Or, if gin isn’t your buzz, opt for a classic done right—the espresso martini. With a smooth blend of Havana Club Especial, coffee liqueur, fresh espresso and vanilla topped with a sprinkle of Whittaker's dark chocolate, you can’t go wrong.
You’ll find yourself easily wooed into giving the romance a try. Absolut vodka, rhubarb and strawberry shrub, fresh lemon juice, distilled rose petals and Prosecco will turn even the most sour hearts sweet.
If you mean business, the Sazerac is for you. Starring a house-infused walnut rye whiskey, Dimplomatico Mantuano, maple syrup, absinthe and creole bitters, this bad boy is one epic combo.
With a cocktail in hand and neon selfie ops around every corner, be sure to hit Sapphire, the jewel of Fort Lane, on your next night out.
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