Hawthorn Lounge

Monday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

Tuesday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

Wednesday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

Thursday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

Friday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

Saturday5:00 pm – 3:00 am.

SundayClosed.

82 Tory Street, Te Aro

04-890 3724

Cocktails have drawn their inspiration not only from the need to mask the sting of illicit homebrew, but also famous marriages, birthdays, and funerals. Maybe that’s what makes them so ideally-suited for celebration and commiseration alike. Wellington’s Hawthorn Lounge would be suited to any of the above – it’s a place where you’d expect to find well-dressed individuals congregating to discuss the social circuit or their latest manuscripts over a tense game of bridge.

Alex Vowles is your guide to the classically crafted cocktail list where all tastes are accounted for - and even if yours isn’t, the bar staff are more than happy to venture off-piste and and mix you something to taste. The service at Hawthorn is impeccable and there’s no clamour at the well-polished oak bar, just the clatter of cocktail shakers and the reassuring rhythm of good banter.

Harking back to the elegant decadence of the 1920s, Hawthorn Lounge is a place you can expect to find the art of mixed liquor well practiced and refined to perfection. Whether you’re starting things off with a round of uniquely crafted Negroni’s, or gliding along with a martini of choice, there’s no better lounge in town to idle the night away.

Words by Matt Paterson & Photography by Alyssa Boobyer

82 Tory Street, Te Aro

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