LIKE A SMALL SLICE OF HAVANA IN THE HEART OF AUCKLAND CITY, RACKET HAS A LAID-BACK CUBAN VIBE, AN IMPRESSIVE DRINKS LIST AND A REAL NINETEENTH-CENTURY HUMIDOR.
Hidden down Roukai Lane, Racket’s rustic candlelit interior and eclectic array of antique furniture give this late-night rum and cocktail bar plenty of atmospheric charm.
Racket is the cheeky little brother of grown-up tapas and wine bar Agents & Merchants next door, and opens out onto the same secluded laneway.
With its tall trees, comfortable armchairs and a magnificent open fireplace, the lane is the perfect place to enjoy a genuine Cuban cigar from the bar’s antique humidor.
Premium rum and live music
Racket is home to New Zealand’s finest collection of premium rum, an extensive selection of expertly made cocktails and a fridge full of international beers. It’s also one of Auckland’s entertainment hotspots, with live bands and DJs playing till the early hours six days a week.
Guaranteed to keep rocking long after the final curtain call, Racket is the ideal meeting point for a drink after (or before) a show at nearby Vector Arena.
44 Customs Street East
Auckland CBDT +64 9 309 5854
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