The Juniper Room is officially my new favourite spot in Auckland Central’s Fort Lane.
If you haven’t noticed already from the photos, it’s a bright PINK BAR that specialises in gin cocktails and rose champagne. I’m not just talking about the walls being pink either, the walls, ceiling, floor, even the air conditioning unit and the pipes on the roof are painted pink.
Once you walk in and take in all that pink, you’ll notice that stunning bar table covered in the most delicious floral display. This was clearly a go-hard or go-home kind of job. The greenery used behind the bar contrasts with the pink beautifully. The Juniper Room was designed by Paul Izzard, and finished in a paint shade called ‘Ballerina’ by Resene. This magical place specialises in gin, 400 types in fact. They offer about 60 different kinds of gin at any time.
The bar manager mentioned a surprising amount of men that love sipping a cocktail in The Juniper Room. Initially I looked at this place and thought it would be swarming with women only. It’s appealing to everyone despite their gender, which I love.
Of course there’s a cocktail on the menu titled ‘Pretty in Pink’. All the delicious cocktails flavours live up to this bar’s name. Did you know that gin gets its distinctive flavour from Juniper berries?
The Juniper Room is a petite pop up bar which will be open all Summer, definitely check it out while it’s around. It’s the perfect venue for a girls night out, or a relaxing cocktail before dinner and movies. If it’s not your cup of tea, head next door into the attached bar – ‘The Jefferson’ and give those retinas a break from all the pink.
For this particular photo shoot, I wanted to completely offset all that pink. If I wore something pink or light coloured I know I would have blended in. I ended up choosing my Pinup Girl Clothing Butterfly dress in black, paired with my black custom-made corset by Asphyxia Couture. I wore this on the outside for a darker more intense look, and I love the contrast.
Let’s just say this bar is all your instagram photo dreams come true…
Pink lovers unite! Would you be keen on the idea of grabbing a cocktail here? – Let me know in the comments below
Located at 7 Fort Ln, Auckland Central. Open Monday to Saturday, 4.00pm till 1.00am.
Check out thejefferson.co.nz