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Taboo - Inner City Swillhouse
210-218 Victoria Street West, Auckland
Victoria Park's new late-night cocktail bar offers delicious drinks that are impossible to fault.
Scarlett Slimms & Lucky
476 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
Scarlett Slimms and Lucky is a haunt for the modern day Raymond Chandler.
Corner Wolfe & Federal Street, Auckland
Mo's Bar is a world away from its dive bar namesake that famously appears in The Simpsons.
27 Galway Street , Auckland
1885, nestled in the popular Britomart precinct and set inside the historic Stanbeth building, features restored brick, exposed kauri beams and luxurious leather couches, while the bar itself boasts a ...
7 Fort Lane, CBD
The Jefferson exists to supply a plethora of choice for even those with the most fastidious palate.
Fort Street Union
16 Fort Street, Auckland
Hidden up above street level, this 100 year old heritage building oozes atmosphere and character.
Jellicoe Street, Auckland
Quintessential waterside drinking
422 New North Road, Kingsland
It brings something unique to the Kingsland shops, which is a bit of a triumph considering there is pretty much every single cuisine already on offer.
The Last Word
31 New Regent Street, Christchurch
Sip a fine whisky or two at this cocktail bar with old-world charm found on Christchurch’s New Regent Street.
Hotel DeBrett’s House Bar
2 High Street, Auckland
At Hotel DeBrett’s Housebar I’m an altogether different diner. Why? Because there’s actually nothing for me to moan about.
183 Karangahape Road, Newton
Your centrally-located bastion of the indie aesthetic, Wine Cellar is the place you go when you want high levels of comfort served with your boho chic.
Britomart Country Club
31 Galway Street, Auckland
Nestled amongst strategically placed greenery and padded bench seating you’ll find a cocktail bar housed within a shipping container, a mini golf green and a burger joint.
117 Valley Road, Mt Eden
A suburban legend.
5 Rose Road, Auckland
An eccentric mish-mash of colours, textures and sounds, complete with a 'press for vodka' button.
John & May's
12 Vulcan Lane, Auckland
A lesson on Auckland's drinking history comes together with an expert cocktail bar.
Garrison Public House
No 61 Sylvia Park, 286 Mt Wellington Highway, Auckland
Man dates. We don't do it enough. So the opportunity to review Garrison Public House, situated at Mt Wellington's Sylvia Park, offered the perfect moment to renew my vows with my brother from another ...
The Gin Room
12 Vulcan Lane, CBD
The former private venue now functions as an intimate speakeasy.
65a Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby
A bar that's home to around 35 Irish whiskeys, about 33 Scotch and a few American and Japanese varieties.
The Gypsy Tea Room
455 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
The perfect local watering hole for that after-work tipple or regular rendezvous.
91 Federal Street, Auckland
It seems to me Bellota is best enjoyed slowly, with good company and plenty of time to digest to make room for the churros.