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The LYNX Black Gentleman's Guide to Auckland

Come this way and let LYNX Black and Concrete Playground take you on a gentleman's tour of Auckland.
By Kyle Bell
June 08, 2015
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The LYNX Black Gentleman's Guide to Auckland

Come this way and let LYNX Black and Concrete Playground take you on a gentleman's tour of Auckland.
By Kyle Bell
June 08, 2015
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  • Design & Style

    So You Want to Grow a Beard?

    You don't have to do this alone.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Luna

    A long-awaited homecoming for the indie-rock band.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Kill Screen

    For storytellers that just don't know when to stop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ratatat

    The bastions of rocktronica are coming to town.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Still

    Exploring the duality of war, the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Roger Waters The Wall

    A peak behind the brickwork of the highest-grossing solo tour of all time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Straight Outta Compton

    A slick, provocative and timely biopic about one of hip hop's most iconic groups.

  • Design & Style

    The Ten Best Online Menswear Stores

    Find some fresh new threads and enjoy a seamless delivery.

  • Food & Drink

    A Taste of Fashion

    A four-course progressive lunch with a side of Kathryn Wilson, WORLD, Trelise Cooper and Zambesi.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cork

    A bar that's home to around 35 Irish whiskeys, about 33 Scotch and a few American and Japanese varieties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Southpaw

    Gyllenhaal delivers a knockout performance despite the movie's countless clichés.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tame Impala

    Supporting one of the most anticipated albums of 2015.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Oddisee

    The hip hop extremist is coming to NZ.

  • Food & Drink

    Brilliant Things to do in Auckland This August

    Everything from an environmental singles event on an island, a talk about intense animal encounters, sardonic observation comedy, and some ballet from across the ditch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Major Lazer, Duke Dumont, DJ Snake, Oliver Heldens and Galantis to Headline OUR:HOUSE

    Featuring genre-spanning banger-makers and the person responsible for a viral crunk sensation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northern Bass Announce Their 2015 Lineup

    All about that bass, about that bass.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Stags Whitford

    Like every good gastro-pub, it’s the simples and classics done right. And they have beef short ribs with a spicy L&P and Wild Turkey glaze. Go on.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tuxedo

    Well-dressed electric boogie funk.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fight Club as a Rock Opera? It's Actually Happening

    Chuck Palahniuk, David Fincher and Trent Reznor are apparently all on board.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    See Localised Listening Trends of Cities Around the World

    Roots/rock/reggae is more popular than you think.

  • Design & Style

    The Seven Best Barbers in Auckland

    Whatever vibe appeals to you most, you can rest assured you’re in expert hands with any one of Auckland's finest.

  • Food & Drink

    The Seven Best Places to Eat Dumplings in Auckland

    A dumpling is only as good as its skin.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Music Festival to Launch in Bay of Plenty

    A genre-bending artist line-up in an other-worldly setting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    This NYC Rapper Made an Entire Album in an Apple Store

    When Prince Harvey's laptop was stolen, he came up with a Genius solution.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brilliant Things to Do in Auckland this July

    A photo exhibition that encapsulates 2014, the best local tour of the year, unprofessional professional EDM artists and a live music and film crossbreed are just some of the things that make July a brilliant time to explore this fine city of ours.

  • Food & Drink

    The Spotted Pig

    The perfect place to have a little snack over a few beers with mates.

  • Design & Style

    New Cycleways Worth $333 Million Are Coming Your Way, New Zealand

    You get a cycleway! You get a cycleway! Everybody gets a cycleway!

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Odesza

    Underground electronica named after a sunken ship.

  • Food & Drink

    Miss Moonshine's

    Vegetarians, keep walking.

  • Food & Drink

    Better Burger Vulcan Lane

    An ideal location for the indecisive ones among us who tend to stare blankly at long drawn out burger menus.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fleetwood Mac

    Performing with the classic 1975 lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    London's Getting Its First 'Real Time' Stock Market Bar

    Where cocktail prices fluctuate in real time, according to supply and demand.

  • Design & Style

    Apple Launches Music Streaming Service to Rival Spotify and Pandora

    Yes, you can ask Siri to play her favourite Kendrick Lamar song.

  • Design & Style

    Charge Your Phone Through Your Desk with Intel's New Wireless Tech

    The American technology giant is getting rid of your clunky charger.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Football is Coming to New Zealand Next Year

    USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

  • Food & Drink

    Ostro's Josh Emett Is Bringing You a Side of Live Music with Your Mains

    Matter-of-factly named 'Dinner and a Show', you will be treated to exactly that.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Soon You Could Be Drinking Out on a Few Public Beaches Again In Auckland

    If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, you may just be in luck.

  • Food & Drink

    Coast

    A bar that feels like a bach.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Is Developing Official Furniture Hacking Kits

    Monetising a concept their customers have already been embracing for years.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Soulfest

    Take your bodies to the festival of soul - featuring Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Dwele and more.

  • Design & Style

    The Ten Best Menswear Stores in Auckland

    Men, we've hunted down the best of the best, the creme de la creme of thread-selling stores in Auckland. Now all you must do is gather.

  • Design & Style

    Spotify Can Now Sync Your Music to Your Running Pace

    Blending your listening history with new specially-created tracks, it's like your own personal exercise DJ.

  • Food & Drink

    Neck of the Woods

    Descend the stairs and enter into an '80s-inspired cave which hosts regular live gigs.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Burger Joints in Auckland

    The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oyster Inn

    A boutique hotel, a retail shop, a sometimes gig venue and a pleasant, aquatically themed restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Woodpecker Hill

    An oriental smokehouse from the city's bastions of East-meets-West.

  • Food & Drink

    Burger Burger Newmarket

    Wholesome, locally sourced, American-themed goodness.

  • Food & Drink

    Matterhorn

    Matterhorn has come a long way since its days of being a '60s Swiss coffee house.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverhead Tavern

    An amazing deck that that looks over the Kumeu River, it’s the perfect place to kick back with a beer

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Wifi Cafes in Auckland

    Internet is best served with a flat white and some snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Kings Arms Tavern

    A bar that leaves everyone with a story to tell.

  • Seafarers Club

    The members-only bar serves sophistication without pretension.

  • Food & Drink

    Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

    The ex-denim factory is a carnivore's paradise.

  • Food & Drink

    Leigh Sawmill Cafe

    A regular pit stop for bright local musical talents, Leigh Sawmill boasts great pizzas and wooden cabins for overnight stays.

  • Food & Drink

    16 Tun

    Hop enthusiasts should look no further.

  • Food & Drink

    1885

    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 an extensive wine cellar and cocktails selection.

  • Food & Drink

    Britomart Country Club

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Ostro

    Upscale yet unpretentious.

  • Food & Drink

    Everybody’s

    This pun will write itself. Everybody's has something for everybody. But mostly, it's got a jaw-dropping array of modern European fusion and cocktails made to measure.

  • Food & Drink

    Better Burger

    An instant classic.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best North Shore Bars in Auckland

    The best of the North Shore watering holes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cav

    A low-key, relaxed pub that's a great spot to meet friends and share an ale.

  • Food & Drink

    The Botanist

    City Works Depot's cafe/bar/plant nursery fusion cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Bars and Eateries of Karangahape Road

    The best our most colourful road has to offer.

  • Food & Drink

    Burger Burger

    It seems the world of the burger has seen the line between professional eatery and burger takeaway joint become blurred.

  • Food & Drink

    Portland Public House

    The Kingsland local prides itself in its craft beers and curated local music.

  • Food & Drink

    Jack Tar

    Jack Tar is a good gastropub. Good food. Good beer. Good atmosphere. Good everything.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Easy

    Just the ticket for those in the area or those who may have found themselves needing a late night hangout in the Pons.

  • Food & Drink

    Hallertau

    A country restaurant in the best sense of the word.

  • Food & Drink

    Bedford Soda and Liquor

    It's basically a sophisticated alcoholic American tuck shop.

  • Food & Drink

    46 & York

    Situated in a smart looking brick building opposite Fraser Park, 46 and York is single-handedly jazzing up Parnell.

  • Food & Drink

    Mexico Ponsonby

    If you put ‘Mexico’ into Google maps you might be told that you’re approximately 11,000km away. The great news is Google maps are wrong.

  • Food & Drink

    Masu

    Contemporary Japanese restaurant Masu proves a culinary force to be reckoned with.

  • Food & Drink

    Orleans

    Orleans is an ode to its Southern American namesake drawing heavily on the region's Creole cooking style.

  • Food & Drink

    Food Truck Garage

    You can literally taste the goodness without having to feel guilty.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grill by Sean Connolly

    Super fine-dining at the highest level with a real focus of care, attention and quality on providing the absolute best meat experience possible.

  • Food & Drink

    The Seven Best Steak Houses in Auckland

    A meaty challenge but someone has to do it.

  • Food & Drink

    Botswana Butchery

    It was meant to be.

  • Food & Drink

    Tyler Street Garage

    Located in the heart of Britomart’s restaurant precinct, popular inner-city eatery Tyler St Garage is continuing to impress with its exciting new menu.

  • Food & Drink

    SPQR

    I’ve started so many fun nights out at SPQR and indulged in many a long lunch with many a glass or three of Astrolab to help the afternoon slip by. The buzz and atmosphere are unbeatable in my opinion.

  • Food & Drink

    Prego

    If a restaurant has been around since 1986, you could safely say it’s got to be doing something right.

  • Food & Drink

    Dizengoff

    Dizengoff on Ponsonby Road needs little introduction, with an army of fans it's your reliable go-to for a perfect coffee fix and is a true friend on a lazy Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Jervois Steak House

    The Jervois Steak House guarantees a satisfying meal for both steak lovers and non steaklovers alike.

  • Food & Drink

    The Neighbourhood

    Lazy Sunday afternoons don't get much better than this.

  • Food & Drink

    Ebisu

    Ebisu offers a Japanese dining experience with a relaxed New Zealand feel.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Dawn

    Seek this covert treasure and you shall be pleasantly surprised.

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