Mea Culpa


This is an Auckland cocktail institution. Spend an epic night here and blame tomorrow’s hangover on bar owner Tim Martin and his small team of cocktail connoisseurs.

The intimate, rustic interior is reminiscent of a New York hole-in-the-wall or even a hidden laneway bar in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Whether you’re up for a casual beer in the sun, watching the hordes mill along Ponsonby Road, or want to cut a little loose with killer cocktails late into the night, this is the spot.

The friendly staff have a great knowledge of classic cocktails and the ever changing menu keeps things fresh and exciting. There’s always a new drink to tempt us, but we love Rosita Was A Smoker with tequila smoked with black tea, agave, lime and rose. Swing by after 6 when things start getting a little busier and claim your spot before the crowds roll in.



3/175 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand Tel: +64 09 376 4460


Sunday 16:00 - 03:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 03:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 03:00
Thursday 16:00 - 03:00
Friday 16:00 - 03:00
Saturday 16:00 - 03:00
Monday closed


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