Crave’s private members bar Thursday opens

Thanks to the duo behind creative agency Crave Global, experimental new bar Thursday opens tonight at 224 Symonds Street. 

The latest place to be in Auckland offers a playful haven for creative individuals and their friends. 

Nights in the underground bar promise the thrill of the unexpected, thanks to Crave Managing Director Daniel Hopkirk and Creative Director Hadleigh Averill, who bring a wealth of experience creating some of the most memorable party nights in New Zealand and Australia.  

Hopkirk says: “We want to create a central destination where our friends, clients and industry colleagues can let their hair down, mingle with like-minded creatives, and share ideas and inspiration. The bar offers us a unique incubator for trialling new things on-premise, which our clients are keen to explore with us.”

Averill adds: “I am excited about the potential the bar has for being a creative playground that will be shaped by our membership.”

Membership is free, with only 200 members allowed at any time and a strict engagement policy – if a member fails to come to the bar for two straight months, that membership is revoked.  

Open to members and their guests every Thursday, the bar can be booked out as a venue on other nights of the week by members only. Patrons can enjoy a personalised service thanks to the bar’s top shelf concierge service, as well as dedicated lock boxes to store their own bottles.

Patrons are protected by the bar’s no whispers policy and a strict no phones, no photos rule.

Membership is by application via the website, with each applicant asked to respond to a playful creative task that changes monthly. Each member can nominate one person to become a member on joining.

For more, check out thursdaybar.co.nz

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