Run by Evelin Stjepanek, a familiar face in Auckland’s hospitality scene, Ponsonby cocktail bar Est. 1901 is a cocktail and wine bar with a menu of tasty house-made bites to share.
Located right next to iconic Ponsonby Italian restaurant Prego, the bar’s 40-seat space takes cues from a bygone era. It has a welcoming, cosy feel with a wooden fireplace, antique-inspired furniture and exposed brick.
The aim throughout the menu is to be as sustainable as possible, meaning that, as well as the classics, there are vegan gin and whisky sours available for those who want to order them – plus vegan truffle butter to go with your sourdough.
A self-professed wine-lover, Stjepanek has curated a wine list that aims to cater to both the novice and the connoisseur, spanning New Zealand and international drops.
Keep an eye out for regular Sunday sessions, with guest DJs and more of a party vibe.
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