Greeted by views of lapping ocean water and swaying sail boats, this humble bar homes itself in the historic Launchman’s Building in Auckland's Viaduct harbour. The bar showcases an extensive beer and wine selection from local regions around New Zealand and abroad.
With cocktails inspired by English smugglers in the early 1680's, who would sink barrels of fruit infused alcohol off-shore to mask and avoid detection by the authorities, the shrub based menu offers a curious selection of modern cocktails crafted with age old traditions, creating flavours that would make our forefathers proud.
Dedicated to using only locally sourced and high-quality ingredients, Head Chef Sam Clark’s intricate kitchen skills and love for hunting and fishing have led him to design a menu that both simple yet satisfying.
After dusk the venue transforms itself to an entertainment hub, boasting live bands, DJ’s and performances on most nights. No night here is quite same, encompassing very closely the dine and dance aura of Chicago’s bustling music scene.