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Great bar with a huge rage of flavoured spirits. Had the lemongrass and ginger gin and the pink watermelon gin. really tasty although I would probably preferr d with a good quality mixer (where is Fever Tree in NZ except for a he bar next...More
We stopped in here for a drink whilst touring the city with our friend. The atmosphere is fantastic, it offers sanctuary from the hectic nature of the Main Street on a Saturday night. With that said, the bar is still lively, the staff friendly and...More
So glad we found this bar, my friends and I had a blast!!!
It's great to escape the Courtenay Place madness and actually have a conversation you can hear while enjoying such creative cocktails...ask the bartenders to go off the menu and you will not...More
So I'm generally a cocktail/wine gal and not big on strong spirits - but I went here with a friend and joined her in trying some of the infused Gin neat! I had the gingerbread gin and it was honestly incredible, the flavour was perfect...More
I love this place and is often the last place I visit before heading home for the night. The infused Rum and Gins are sensational. Salted caramel is a favourite. I'm not a cocktail drinker but have been in there with a few who have...More
It’s another one of those hidden Wellington cocktail bars that you might have walked past and never knew where the stairway lead to. Right in the heart of Courtenay Place (where all the action is) this bar has a commanding view from its first floor...More
Date of experience: February 2018
jmck_wgtn, Owner at C.G.R. Merchant & Co., responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018
Thank you for the positive comments about the bar and our offering. We apologise the service experience wasn't in line with what you were expecting.
We value a high standard of customer service and will take your comments to the team so we...More
My friends and I had visited CGR a couple of months ago and the nights couldn’t have been any better! The ambiance is incredible and the music seems to always fit the energy of the bar.
But the drinks though...
The bar is full of...More
Dear CGR. First and foremost, I love you. Your cocktails make my head dizzy, but in a good way, not like a tilt-o-whirl run by questionable carny folk. What I'm trying to say, is, they are strong to quite strong. There was a lad, he...More
So we came over from Australia and hired the wunderfilled C.G.R Merchant & Co for a brilliant birthday gathering. The coolest and most unique drinks/cocktails around....thanks to the huge array of gorgeous and interesting gin and rum infusions made by the expert bartenders (Charlie, Louis,...More