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242 Cuba Street, Te Aro
This laundromat turned gig venue is an absolute gem waiting for you to visit.
Smiths Craft Beer House
53 Shotover Street, Queenstown
This industrial chic bar serves craft beer, burgers, pizzas and Louisiana po’ boys. Not sure what to order? The bar staff will offer expert suggestions according to your taste.
31-33 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
The epitome of fine dining in Wellington.
19 Blair Street, Te Aro
This new Mexican joint serves up overflowing tacos, wild mushroom quesadillas and flaming cheese.
101 The Terrace
Sterling could be one of Wellington’s best eating institutions already, and it’s only been open since last year.
109 Manners Street
Impressive doesn't even begin to describe the Boon brothers.
9 Edward Street, Te Aro
Bar by night, cafe by day, the onomatopoeic drinking hole known as 'Meow' has a democratic way of catering to all needs and tastes.
Cable Car Ln, Lambton Quay
A drinking halfway house.
32a - 34 Wigan Street, Wellington
Wine and dine at one of Wellington's most energetic watering holes.
Cuckoo Cocktail Emporium
Steamship Building, 33 Queens Wharf, Queens Wharf
A whimsical spin on kitsch.
Black Dog Brewery Co
19 Blair Street, Wellington
Takeaway beers, anyone?
Make a stop at Wanaka’s oldest vineyard. Also, it’s allegedly the most photographed vineyard in the world, so you know it’s a stunner.
Searle Lane, Queenstown
It’s all too fitting for an alpine town like Queenstown to have a bar made of ice (let alone two — the second being Minus 5).
Snake Bite Brewery
28 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier
Try the best new brews from around the country at this bustling bar.
88 Riddiford Street, Wellington
The laid-back Latin craft beer bar houses over 60 different types of beers.
72 Leet Street, Invercargill
Tour NZ’s southernmost craft brewery, then head to the cellar door to sample some favourite brews like the Pitch Black stout, B.man pilsner, Wasp Honey pilsner and Nally’s cider.
2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka
Tour this family-owned artisanal distillery in Cardrona Valley, then taste test the variety of spirits made with pure South Island water.
60 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro
A minimalist wine bar that oozes class.
31-35 Dixon Street, Te Aro
Chooky's Pub & Pantry
195 Cuba Street, Wellington
Cuba Street's steampunk-themed gastropub serves up build-your-own sandwiches, $1 wings and craft beer.