Urban Cocktail Trail
Track down cocktails like Pokémon at this self-guided tour of Ponsonby bars.
By now, every Aucklander should've heard of the Urban Wine Walk, aka your excuse to mosey around town and drink vino at various bars across a mighty fine afternoon. It's coming back in May — but it isn't alone. Meet the Urban Cocktail Trail, which is exactly what it sounds like.
This time, from 2–6pm on Saturday, May 29, you'll make your way around Ponsonby to sip cocktails. Est. 1901, Clipper, Bedford Soda & Liquor, Longroom and Deadshot are some of the places involved, with the list topping out at 12 bars. They'll each be making their own special cocktail for the occasion, so you'll basically be venturing to them all and catching those different drinks like Pokémon.
Tickets start from $65 and are on sale now, with places limited. You can choose where you kick off, and you'll get a drink and something to eat at your initial port of call. After that, you'll be able to redeem six vouchers for six mini cocktails at whichever participating places you feel like visiting.
Top image: Deadshot.