The Playmaker
Driven by
Let's play
PLAYMAKER by
  • It's Tuesday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Auckland
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?
  • LET'S PLAY
24° & CLOUDY ON TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY IN AUCKLAND
By Tracey Crofts
November 21, 2016
  shares

Caretaker

Tucked under Britomart's busiest strip is a secret New York-style bar.
By Tracey Crofts
November 21, 2016
  shares

Hidden away on Roukai Lane is an underground New York-style cocktail bar. The lack of obvious signage has meant that this place has remained one of Auckland's best kept secrets, for now.

Enter the doorway on the lane and descend a flight of stairs where a nondescript wooden door will greet you. Push open the door and you will be transported to a 1920s-style, cosy, speakeasy bar. Flapper girls with their tassled dresses and headbands would not look out of place here.

Caretaker is table service only and the service is pretty slick and professional. You won't go unattended for too long here. There is no menu as such - you let your server know exactly what flavours and spirits you prefer and they will create a custom-made cocktail specifically to your liking. So whether you prefer smoky or fruity cocktails, or prefer rum over gin your every desire will be catered for. They do have a selection of over two thousand cocktail recipes to choose from after all.

This place is perfect for dates with its low level, moody lighting as well as with a group of friends if you want to work your way through the cocktail list. It should easily become a stalwart watering hole of the Britomart area - once people find it.

Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x