THIS STUNNING BAR IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE IN THE CITY. WITH ITS SUPERB FITOUT AND MULTIPLE DISTINCT SPACES, 1885 BRITOMART HAS ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR A SERIOUS NIGHT OUT.
Taking its name from the foundation year of historic Stanbeth House, 1885 Britomart is a sophisticated multi-level bar accessed off a private laneway behind Customs Street East.
Superbly designed, the interior is a clever blend of restored heritage features with rich contemporary styling. A high-ceilinged main bar with massive wooden beams and white stone bar gives way to the Martini Bar, a mezzanine lounge area full of deep velvet couches.
Opposite, the original warehouse doors open out onto a long covered verandah: the perfect vantage point for watching the Britomart nightlife go by.
Basement bar and live music
Hidden away downstairs is a luxurious underground cocktail bar, leather-upholstered and staffed by dedicated hosts. Here you can choose from an extensive cellar wine list or cocktails created by some of New Zealand’s best bartenders.
As well as a great place to drink, 1885 Britomart is a buzzing live music venue. Evening performances from some of New Zealand’s leading jazz, soul, blues and funk musicians are followed by a line-up of late-night DJs.
Close to Vector Arena, 1885 is ideally located for a drink before or after a show. A small, elegant bar food menu is also available at all times.
27 Galway Street
Auckland CBDT +64 9 551 3100
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