Hidden amongst or rather, below, central Auckland’s Imperial lane lives a lavish ‘speakeasy’ bar channeling the opulence of the 1920’s art deco scene with a modern-industrial twist.
Home to over 500 varietals of bespoke bourbon and rare whiskies, The Jefferson, the brainchild of former 5-star chef Ofir Yudilevich, offers an impressive selection of the finest drinks and a delicious menu hosted in an elegant underground space. Paying homage to the art deco era, The Jefferson’s interior by Izzard Design provides an atmosphere rich in colour, bold geometric shapes and glamorous accents. The star of the show upon entry is the back bar with its endless array of back lit bottles and feature LED strip light leading you from one space to the next.
Whether it’s an intimate date for two or a function for 150, The Jefferson will make you feel like you’ve been here before. With the variety of flexible spaces and knowledgeable bartenders offering a selection of food and spirits (and fabulous cocktails) attuned to your tastes, you will get the impression this is your bar. Bespoke in both design and feel, The Jefferson is insistent on attention to detail and a personalized experience.