Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lakes Bar Launch Party!




Hi guys! I was so thrilled to attend the Launch Party of the revamped Lakes Bar on Saturday night! It's located within the Lakes Hotel at West Lakes, right on the lakefront. The views across the water are stunning, and as the sun set, this was the place to be!



Hartway pumped out the tunes at just the right volume; no shouting to be heard or straining to hear conversations required. The live music really set the tone for an amazing evening filled with eats, drinks and beats!




I met the lovely ladies from Mercy Me Marketing who were so friendly and welcoming! I also met a few new folks and relished the opportunity to chat and get to know them.

Let's talk drinks! We were treated to an impressive array of alcoholic drinks on the night. There were beers, wines and gin cocktail/mixers (made from SA produced gins) to choose from. My recommendation if you're visiting Lakes Bar is to try their gin cocktails, you won't be disappointed! You can choose to mix and match from a list of garnishes or go with their recommended garnish combinations, it's up to you! Even though the bar area was quite full, I was always served quickly and with a friendly smile from the bar staff. You can't ask for more than that.





Still talking gin (lol, no I'm not obsessed), the drinks menu boasted the following options:

~ Ambra Lime Blush
~ 78 Degree, Peppercorn & Lemon
~ KI Wild Gin, Green Apple & Thyme




My absolute favourite was the Ambra Lime Blush gin cocktail, which citrus lovers will enjoy! It was pink, pretty, fruity and delicious, and I'll just say I had a few. If this is sounding a bit girly, don't worry. Lakes Bar has sport lovers covered with a giant 195 inch HD super screen, so you don't have to miss a minute of the footy action.




From the mini beetroot tarts, to delicious dumplings, tiny squares of juicy pork belly with crunchy crackling and cherry tomato & bocconcini skewers, the finger food was outstanding as well.








I had a wonderful night and will definitely be returning for another Ambra Lime Blush!

Lakes Bar and Hotel is at 141 Brebner Drive, West Lakes. You can follow their gin masterpieces on Instagram here



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46 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This looks like such a great place! I am a gin lover haha so I need that Amber Lime Blush drink, it sounds so delicious!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. It was my favourite, Laura! You'd love it! xx

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  2. I'm craving a gin cocktail now! That Amber Lime Blush drink looks so refreshing!

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    1. Yes, it was very refreshing, Ingrid! And pretty to look at ;)

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  3. The food and cocktails look sooo yummy!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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  4. I got hungry just reading this. I'll need to add it to my list of places to check out!

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  5. Looks fabulous! I haven't been to the Lakes for many years so keen to check out the new look.

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    1. My Dad used to live there, so it was fun to revisit :)

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  6. What an awesome party! I would be up for trying a few gin cocktails. And my fiance loves gin, so that'd be a thumbs up from him.

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    1. Gin lovers, cool! I hadn't really had a gin cocktail before this, so it was a great learning experience :)

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  7. Hey!! The whole spread of food looks so lovely and delicious!! Looks like tou had a great time!!!

    Xoxo
    Deepika
    Muggle Fashion

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    1. Yes it was a fabulous time, thanks Deepika! xx

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  8. Totally jelly! All that food and drink looks like my kind of fun.

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    1. You would have loved it if food and drinks are your jam :)

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  9. those drinks and mini bites look amazing! hope you had a great time!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  10. Looks fantastic. Can you believe I have never tried gin? What am I like. Anyway, glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. That's OK, I hadn't had much gin either. Yes, I had fun. Thank you!

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  11. The drinks and food look delightful - what a lovely evening!
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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  12. Looks like you had a great time! the service looked great too! :)

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    1. The service was friendly and efficient, cannot complain!

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  13. Ooh those drinks looks divine! I'm a big gin fan so it'd be right up me street haha!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. You would have loved the gin mixed drinks Tasha! :)

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  14. I love a refreshing cocktail. makes me smile every time. The food looks amaZing too.

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    1. The food and cocktails were ah-mazing indeed!

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  15. Looks very stylish and who doesn't enjoy a cocktail?

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  16. Looks fantastic. Glad you had a great time!

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  17. I love a good gin and the food looks fabulous too! That pork belly has me drooling!

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    1. The pork belly was yummy and so cute and tiny lol!

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  18. Glad it was such fun.....it looked like it was also delicious!!

    Thanks so much for linking up for #lifethisweek 17/52. Next week's optional prompt is Taking Stock 18/52. Denyse

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    1. Yes, so delicious and fun. Loved every minute of it!

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  19. Thank you for linking up to I Blog On Tuesdays! Denyse #teamIBOT

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  20. It sounds like you had a great time! The Ambra Lime Blush drink looked so yummy!

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  21. Ugh, so jealous, the food looks so amazing - love a good nibble! I love your ending though - you're going back just for the cocktail haha, literally me! x I'm so glad you had a good time, that's if you can even remember the event after all the alcoholic drinks they "boasted" haha! x
    Marina Rosie x
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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  22. That looks like such a fun night! I love the drinks, even though I'm nto a drinker they look very pretty, and the food looks delicious too! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far and you have a fun weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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