Sugar Bar

4_half star rating 7 reviews

Telephone 09-524 2628

3A York St
Auckland City

Bar Food, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates
Tues - Fri 4pm - late
Live Jazz!

Every Wednesday night and Thursday night, we have live Jazz and Blues at Sugar Bar.
Wednesday is Petra Rijinbeek and friends...

Announced 1 year ago
Provided by business


We are Newmarket’s premiere wine and cocktail lounge offering an extensive wine selection of over 70 labels, with 50 by the glass. All of our wines are served in Spiegelau crystal stemware and are guaranteed fresh by an Argon preservation system. Throwback classics top our favorites for shaken and stirred cocktails along with our own personal creations to give you something new and exciting to expand your horizons. If you are hungry for a little something to accompany your liquid of choice – we offer a wide selection of artisan pizzas, delicious breads & dips, homemade pate and some sweet offerings to finish off your experience in style. Relax in our stylish laid back atmosphere with indoor lounge seating, a luxurious bar and a cozy cobblestone outdoor patio that boasts fleece blankets to guard against the chilly night air. Sugar Bar is also the perfect function venue for your next special event. Whatever you are celebrating, let us create the optimal experience for you and your guests. Come find us on York Street between Khyber Pass Road and Kent. Parking is plentiful on the street level or use the easily accessible Car Park right on the corner at Khyber Pass Road. Sugar Bar is open Tuesday thru Friday from 4pm till late but is also available for Private Functions Saturday nights or by request the rest of the week. Our aim is for the wine and food program at Sugar to be fun and casual, not stuffy or pretentious. We look forward to sharing it with you.


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Bar & Brasseries, Bistros, Wine Bars
Free Off-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Spirits, Cocktails, Wine, Beer
Wheelchair Accessible:
Meals Served:
Dinner, Late Night
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
Seating For:
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Sugar Bar

5 star rating
by Mike C.
3rd July 2012

It’s one of those little jewels you come across every now and then. Slightly off the beaten track, you walk in the door and immediately think, wow, why have I never been here before?

Sugar Bar is small enough to be intimate, big enough to have live music and perfectly sized to enjoy the warmth inside or the night sky outside.

Service is fantastic, the barmen know their stuff, and are happy to talk you through the wine or cocktail list.
The pizzas are fantastic, everyone is friendly, it’s amazing who you end up talking to and always come away feeling like a valued customer.

I too want to keep this my little secret, but Sugar Bar deserves the accolades and publicity. Looking forward to my next visit!

5 star rating
by Anne-Marie P.
22nd June 2012

Sometimes you hear and feel that you are in Cheers, in a bar, where everyone knows your name and the service is great, the drinks are great and you ACTUALLY meet people who end up being your friends.

I started coming here a while back and I’ve been slack at writing a review mainly because when you love a place you loathe it becoming TOO popular.

For those of you out there who are tired of the “pumpy” music, the less than average service and bartenders who have no idea how to make a cocktail then this is the place for you.

Good times, good drinks, good people and as I go overseas I’m going to miss this place SOOO much (plus they are very good at calling dial a driver for you and making sure you’re ok as I said. Cheers!!!)

I’m leaving – come check this place out – trust me you’ll never want to go anywhere else in Newmarket.

5 star rating
by Robbie
11th March 2011

oooh delectable! cosy, stylish, tasty… we loved this place. Its perfect for an after work drink, date or private function. Jess provides impeccable service and the wine was fantastic. I can highly recommend this place :)

2 star rating
by aliz
18th September 2010

Would not recommend this place if you are picky.
If you are already drunk and happy- may be good.
Nice atmosphere (live music) but they obviously did not remember about my booking(after the email, phone call and voice message) and had to pull “table” away from other guest to organise some sitting for us.Also menu is nothing like what is on the website. Floor & toilet was shockingly messy. Toilet did not have hand dryer or paper towels.
It was my Birthday and I wish I have chosen different place.

Comment from Evan K. of Sugar Bar 8/06/2011   
Sorry for your bad time ‘aliz’, but are you sure you were at Sugar…    More »
5 star rating
by Liz B.
26th September 2009

If you’re looking for a bar that is sex on high heels this is it! The twinkling candles and dark corners create an uber sexy atmosphere that just makes you want to linger longer. The wine list is comprehensive but the drink of choice has to be a cocktail – too many to choose from but Jess can always suggest the right mix to tickle your taste buds (oh that Lemon Meringue!). This is the place for big girls and boys RnR

5 star rating
by tracey
25th September 2009

I found this little jewel of a bar after a hard days shopping in Newmarket.
Tucked away on one of the back streets near Teed St it was exactly what the
doctor ordered. Excellent wine and bubbles selection and after having a
couple, I then ordered a cheese platter. Wow! A large plate of fantastic
cheeses and meats with fresh sourdough beard. More than enough for my friend
and I. The staff were exceptional. Very knowledgeable and helpful and we
never had to get our of our seats to order more wine. Even the water was
continuously topped up. When we went to pay, they came to us and did it with
a wireless eftpos unit. This is a very smart and classy place. It reminds me
of some of the places you find in New York. I have been back numerous times
now and each time it is superb. Nothing beats sitting by the small fireplace
and listening to live jazz drinking excellent syrah!!! I 100% recommend this

5 star rating
by snopantha
21st September 2009

this is an intimate chill lounge that has awesome music and fantastic staff and a wine list that will knock your socks off, perfect for a first date or casual after work wind down… the place is decked out like a trend magazine layout. I went for a private function for a friends hen night and i went back the following weekend before a movie at the Rialto and its fast becoming my favorite place for a relaxing drink.

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