Monday, August 4, 2008

Very Sociable, Very Good

Photo: Larnie Nicolson

Every now and again in Auckland, a new bar opens that has just about everything right; quality space and design, top wines, beers, spirits and cocktails available, good music, lighting that doesn't offend and above all else, quality bar staff and service. Ponsonby Social Club has these key elements in spades. The two Johnnys behind the bar are always onto it and offer alternative wines or beers as an option, the food is simple, it won't break the bank but goes nicely with the bar choices and it's really nice to get table service in a bar, rather than just in restaurants. Positioned next to Auckland's all time great SPQR, the location is pretty sweet too.

We often find ourselves there between 5pm and 7pm whereafter the place can get rammed.

Love Ponsonby Social Club and it's indoor/outdoor ambience? Well, yes we do...

152 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland