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Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology is being transformed into a fairy-lit wonderland.
Visit five legendary venues and learn about local history on this pub crawl.
Ponsonby's Roman-style pizza institution returns.
Takapuna's European chippery is going vegan for summer.
This seven-course chocolate tasting menu will take your palate on a sugary journey through different themed delights.
Pair your Christmas shopping with over 90 street performances across the CBD.
Auckland's historic brickwork buildings get festive.
Start your morning at a rooftop rave.
Britpop legend and controversial Oasis frontman is finally returning to New Zealand.
Mark the holiday season with 14 of the city's finest garage and psych bands.
Get to know some new bands and blow off some steam before the holidays.
Grab a final few Xmas gifts while treating yourself to fresh beer and ramen.
Five Stags Whitford
1 Whitford Wharf Road, 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.
The Spotted Pig
224 Symonds Street, Auckland
The perfect place to have a little snack over a few beers with mates.
Scarlett Slimms & Lucky
476 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
Scarlett Slimms and Lucky is a haunt for the modern day Raymond Chandler.
Fort Street Union
16 Fort Street, Auckland
Hidden up above street level, this 100 year old heritage building oozes atmosphere and character.
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.
Deep Creek Brews and Eats
111 Clyde Road, Brown's Bay
A very cool little microbrewery.
Jellicoe Street, Auckland
Quintessential waterside drinking
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.
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 ...
134 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Seek this covert treasure and you shall be pleasantly surprised.
Portland Public House
463 New North Road, Kingsland
The Kingsland local prides itself in its craft beers and curated local music.
68 College Hill, Ponsonby
A low-key, relaxed pub that's a great spot to meet friends and share an ale.
The Good Home
83 Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead
Honest pub food and a good dose of Kiwi hospitality.
37 Queen St
Zip over the harbour on the ferry and enjoy a few pints in the sun.
29 York Terrace, Riverhead
An amazing deck that that looks over the Kumeu River, it’s the perfect place to kick back with a beer
Malt Public House
442 Richmond Road, Auckland
Nestled at the top of leafy Hakanoa Street in the West Lynn shops on Richmond Road, Malt Bar is cosy, lively and inviting.
106 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Overall – a little piece of goodness that is well worth stopping by.
498 New North Road, Kingsland
Lazy Sunday afternoons don't get much better than this.
The Elephant Wrestler
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
A new kind of local for those who prefer suits over stubbies.