Housebar

Housebar, Auckland Central: Hours, Address, Housebar Reviews: 5/5

12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Housebar, with its Art Deco setting reminiscent of the roaring Twenties, the seats are plush, the lighting is low and the cocktails are decadent. In keeping with the mid-century furnishings and Art Deco glam of the hotel it resides within, Housebar is an atmospheric hideaway intimate enough for a cosy date-night and lively enough for larger social gatherings. The drinks menu pays homage to the hotels historical past, with classically inspired cocktails mixed with precision and care.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Seth Reid
1 contribution
Inviting place, great staff
Jun 2020
Great place to go to have a quality cocktail. I went with my girlfriend and Emanuele helped her choose a great shiraz and made me a few delicious mojitos! Would definitely recommend
Written 12 June 2020
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Fab
2 contributions
Great bar
Jun 2020 • Couples
Place with nice atmosphere and good vibe , inviting cocktail menu and a great bartender .
Suggest to everyone to try a cocktail made by Emanuele !
They are the best !
Written 10 June 2020
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Diego Papa
1 contribution
Best cocktails
Jun 2020 • Solo
Wonderful place to drink something, especially if there is Emanuele that make the best negroni in Auckland
Written 2 June 2020
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Fatime B
North Finchley, UK2 contributions
A very good atmosphere with the best bartender
Jun 2020 • Friends
We just visited this place with friends and it was a very nice experience. We had some very delicious cocktail from the bartender Emanuele who is not only make nice cocktails but very good compony for everyone. We were laugh with him a lot.
Highly recommended to visit this place if you are in Auckland.
Will be back definitely!
Thank you this experience for Emanuele
Written 1 June 2020
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Riccardo
1 contribution
Nice place with a friendly atmosphere
May 2020 • Friends
I’ve been in this beautiful place last week.
I asked for a particular cocktail and Emanuele made for me a delicious drink mixed with precision and care. He has a lot of passion in his job! If you like to drink cocktails this bar is for you! 😉
Written 1 June 2020
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DaveL
2 contributions
Great weekend escape
May 2020 • Couples
Had a great evening in. The food in the restaurant were only exceeded by the cocktails of the bar. Exceptional service by Emanuele (barman) who help guide us through the drink options. All wrapped up in a retro themed hotel.

Highly recommended
Written 28 May 2020
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Caitlin M
1 contribution
Warm, inviting and friendly place that’s good to just hang out
May 2020 • Friends
Came with a friend for a drink and wanted something different after being stuck indoors for so long so coudln’t decide what I wanted. The bartender Emanuel, asked me what I like and spirits I usually drink and made me up a cocktail especially for me based on this and let me say it was amazing!!! Will definitely be back again and would recommend coming here to anyone!
Written 28 May 2020
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Estrella G
2 contributions
Best cocktail by the best bartender, Emanule.
May 2020 • Friends
go with some friends for a few drinks and he received us with excellent vibes, Emanuele gave us the best night with his excellent cocktails.
He certainly made a difference and made us want to visit this warm place again.
Written 28 May 2020
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Shaye
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Emanuele was 5star!
May 2020 • Friends
Came in the other night with a few friends. The atmosphere was amazing and Emanuele was extremely welcoming and made an amazing cocktail 👍 would definetly go back just for Emanuele's service and cocktail!
Written 25 May 2020
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Needless to say Emanuele was delighted to get a mention. Thanks for taking the time to review ShayeHogben, hope to see you again soon. Emma
Written 6 December 2020
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Shaun M
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Impeccable service in a great atmosphere
Oct 2019
I have been a frequent and long-standing customer of the Housebar inside the de Brett Hotel, a boutique art deco hotel. The main bar room is cosy, and the courtyard and atrium spaces are comfortable and flooded with natural light. The cocktails are sophisticated and mixed with care and attention - they can also be adjusted according to request or invented based on clients' tastes. The wine selection allows for a range of both pricepoints and varietals. The bar food options are a perfect with cocktails, wine and beer, and range from fried fare to sophisticated bite-size delights.

For me, one of the main attractions is Filipo Donati, the Bar Manager. Based on my observations and experiences, Filipo is impeccable - he respects and values his returning clientele, and he also makes sure that the newest face feels welcomed. He leads the staff with a great service ethic and professionalism without being rigid or aloof. In my experience that is not an easy balance for sophisticated establishments. In addition to curating the cocktail list, he also makes many of the syrups for the cocktails himself.

Recently I hosted a party in the courtyard space. The evening could not have been more perfect. The Events Manger, Filipa Esgalhado, was professional and available. The set up was as promised, and the catered food selection was drinks were perfect. Of course, Filipo Donati kept a close eye of the proceedings to make sure everything ran smoothly - all requests were met and no one was without anything. All of the bar and kitchen staff were professional and discrete.

Sometimes I drop by and wind down after work with a chardonnay or make a pit stop at the weekend if shopping downtown. Housebar is also the perfect place to begin or end an evening as well.

Highly recommended to those of discerning taste and appreciative of excellent service.
Written 2 November 2019
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What a wonderful review to read, many thanks Shaun Y for taking the time to share your feedback. We couldn't agree more with your kind words about Filo, he's highly regarded within our team. I have shared your kind review with our Owners and all of my colleagues who look forward to welcoming you back to DeBretts on your next visit. Emma
Written 4 November 2019
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