Great for Drinks

Discover Auckland's New Rooftop Gin Bar

By Grace Noles
The Churchill at Four Points by Sheraton

Auckland's beginning to be spoiled for choice with the number of swanky rooftop bars we have popping up, so it's especially attractive when a rooftop bar specialises in something. And even more attractive if that speciality is gin. Introducing the CBD's latest addition, The Churchill at Four Points by Sheraton. Sitting pretty 20 floors above the stunning new hotel, The Churchill is boasting to be Auckland's highest rooftop bar, with panoramic views of the city. As great as the views are, they're not the most impressive thing about this sky-high spot. Walking out of the elevator doors and into the bar area transports you to the roaring '20s with metallic furnishings and dark oak tones along the countertop. There's plenty of seating, with different areas for different occasions. Opt for a larger table for bigger groups on a night out, or an intimate booth window-side for you and your #1. Otherwise, take a seat at the bar countertop to get up close and personal with where the magic happens-And trust us, there will be magic happening. The menu starts with a few small bites from oysters and salmon to sliders and creme brûlée to get you ready for the main affair–The cocktails! The Churchill has more than 160 varieties of gin for you to muse over, with friendly staff who are more than willing to lend you a helping hand in picking the perfect gin for you! Alternatively, opt for the 10/10/10 menu where you can create your own gin elixir. First, pick your base from 10 different labels of gin. Secondly, select your mixer from 10 different Fever or East flavours. Lastly, top it off with the choice between 10 botanicals ranging from a grapefruit and peppercorns combo to a classic apple and cinnamon duo. For only $16 you'll feel like an experienced cocktail creator, and be blown away at the beautiful glasses the 10/10/10's come in. If gin just isn't your thing (and we struggle to believe it won't become your new favourite choice of drink after a visit to The Sheraton), their dedicated Champagne trolley will surely suffice. More than 20 Champagnes to choose from, available by the glass or bottle, with Pol Roger taking top reign as a front runner favourite. The Churchill is the latest addition to the Auckland skyline with a point of difference that'll make any night extra special, whether it's a first date, monumental anniversary, or a payday blowout–The Churchill will take great care of you! 

(Photo source: The Churchill)
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