Step inside Button Bar’s unmarked door at the lower end of Foveaux Street and you will feel like you have entered another time; that dim, wood panelled, 19th century tavern kind of time. Button Bar is the third offering from the team who opened Pocket Bar and Stitch and while very different in style to its predecessors (with a subtle pirate theme to boot), it boasts that same quirk and high standard of drinks.
The first thing you will notice here is the prompt and knowledgeable service and the hearty serving of free pistachios. Things are clearly off to a good start. Take a seat in the inviting booths, communal table or at the bar and familiarise yourself with the extensive cocktail list. Served in vintage glassware, every cocktail is a well thought out treat. A selection of them even contains the house rum, barrelled on site and infused with fruits and spices. Prices range from $9.50 to $19.
If you can tear yourself away from the cocktails, there is a good selection of whites, reds and rosés from Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Chile. A trusted range of beers and ciders is also available.