ACS is a cosy new cocktail bar that opened above The Broken Lantern on Ponsonby Road before Christmas 2022. Concepted by the folks from Parasol & Swing, this beautiful new venue is the ultimate place for a late-night drink this season.
The plush cocktail bar is only accessible through a secret staircase and a hidden door, which requires a password that’s changed weekly. Inside the lounge features a funky 70s and 80s-inspired interior playing soulful tunes, boasting New York speakeasy vibes, designed by The Art Dept.
From the vintage velvet curtains and tassels to old-age chandeliers, chic couches, candlelit lamps, marble tables and graffiti walls…you’ll be in your element. However, you won’t get inside unless you find the password through clues on ACS’s Instagram page.
Wonderfully, a host of award-winning bartenders will be whipping up exquisite cocktails. For example, The Voodoo Goddess is a serious crowd-pleaser. It consists of a side of OP rum, old Tom gin, sherry, Italian vermouth, topped with tropical fruits and spices in a hip cup. Plus, there’s a range of organic wines, spirits and craft beers on the menu.
📍Level 2, 198 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland