Auckland bars have something to prove when it comes to customer service, and that’s offering visitors some of the best bar treatment they can expect while they are in the city.
From the shaggy pubs of old based on our English heritage, to the new age of cocktail and whiskey bars in town, Auckland bars make sure there’s plenty of fun to be had come evening time. Wanting to snuggle up somewhere sensual on a date? Dance the night away with a new group of mates? Kick back and watch the rugby somewhere? Whatever your night entails, Auckland bars will make sure it gets off to a great start with an atmosphere to match any event.
Big on craft beers, wines made local and cocktails with a twist, the best thing about heading out in a big city is the sheer amount of choice and variation when it comes to watering holes. There’s secret bars at mystery locations for those only in the know, or big bustling crowd favourites where there’s always room for one more at the table. If you didn’t know anyone before you walked into an Auckland bar, you’re almost certainly going to leave with a new friend or two, the super city makes sure no-one goes unwelcomed.
Your Guide to Auckland’s Best Burgers
Tucked away on Karangahape Road is Bar Magda.
KOL (pronounced ‘coal’ and inspired by the same word) is all about fire, food and cocktails. Cue: vibrant colours, bold flavours and interesting concepts and dishes.
Annabel's Wine Bar
Sitting pretty along the main strip, a trip to Annabel’s is mandatory when hanging around Ponsonby.
For guaranteed good times, Candela is our venue of choice.
Pasta fiends unite; you simply can’t miss a meal at Auckland institution, Pici.
After a long week, there’s something extremely comforting about pulling up to your local for a pint.
No matter the shape of your night, Céleste should be a feature.
East Street Hall
The place to be to experience Auckland’s diverse creative scene.
Effortlessly cool and utterly lacking in pretension, Orphans Kitchen is one of the greatest contributions to the Ponsonby Road renaissance.
Xuxu Dumpling Bar
Well worth a visit for its impressive dumplings and cocktail lineup.
Apero Food and Wine
Apero has quickly cemented itself as one of the coolest little wine bars in the city.
This inner-city Britomart offering is nothing short of brilliant.
A fine establishment full of colour and character with a penchant for the drink.
Pineapple on Parnell
Prepare to be seduced by the old world charm behind the door at Pineapple.
There are a tonne of fresh and hip eateries and cafés hidden within, that tantalise with their extensive menus.