A new bar is putting the Win-Win back into Ponsonby Road

Your Saturday night is about to get a little bit more outrageous.

Dressed in red and adorned with a neon sign, the latest newcomer to the Ponsonby Road strip is the wild, younger sibling of The Whiskey. Popping up right next door and more akin to something you would find on K’ Road, Win-Win is loud, proud and bringing with it the lights of Las Vegas.

Once inside you’ll realise that there is nothing understated about this retro cocktail bar. Painted bananas decorate the walls and images of the City of Sin embellish the bar.

The cocktail menu brings to mind scenes from Fear and Loathing with names like ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ and ‘Players Punch’ and we’re told it will be ever evolving. Not to mention, experimental Jellyologist Jessica Mentis is in charge of the alcohol-infused jelly bites. There’s a popcorn machine perched behind the bar, but if you’re after something a little more substantial, Il Buco has come to the party with arancini balls, potato croquettes and stuffed mushrooms.

With a mix of funk, boogie and retro disco to get you grooving, your Saturday night is about to get a little bit more outrageous.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm till late.


212 Ponsonby Road

(09) 361 2667


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