Vinyl bar is a very groovy new addition to Courtenay Place. They are all about the vinyl and have an amazing collection of over 10,000 records shelved behind the bar. Here, you won’t be forced to listen to Bieber, instead you’ll find tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
It’s an ideal place to visit after a long and frustrating day at work. Just imagine chilling out to some easy listening music (that you may be tempted to sing along to after a few vinos) and sampling some of the sumptuous menu items. They have your typical fries and wedges bar fare but their menu also has some really creative treats – cream cheese, spring onion and coriander wontons, lentil and kumara burgers, even gourmet pizzas with blue cheese and caramelised onion, ummm.. YUM!
Wash down your snacks with something off their extensive drinks menu. Here you’ll find everything from teapots for two to big pints of ice cold cider. I had a particularly nice glass of Rose which really did go down a treat.
The ambience is good too, all exposed brick walls and mood lighting, big stained glass windows and tall glossy black tables. They are even working on a courtyard out the back, which will be fully operational from the 6th March, for those (rare) sunny Wellington evenings.
Good music, good menu, good atmosphere, I can see that Vinyl is going to slip seamlessly into Wellington’s nightlife and become a regular watering hole for even those not usually drawn to Courtenay Place.