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Two Thumb Brewing on Colombo

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On the edge of Christchurch’s city centre, just as Colombo Street crosses into Sydenham, you’ll find Two Thumb Brewing Co.’s brewery and taproom.

Two Thumb Brewing Company on Manchester

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Everyone needs a good local pub in their lives, a place you can go with a relaxed atmosphere, where you are guaranteed to run into a few mates and, most importantly, enjoy a...

Cleavers Corner, Ashburton

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Cleavers Corner is the locals' go-to in Ashburton.

Smoke Restaurant, Ashburton

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Ashburton's Smoke restaurant is a carnivore's haven specialising in American low and slow barbeque.

Eruption Brewing

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Located on the main drag of the harbourside township of Lyttelton, Eruption Brewing is a destination for good beer, good food and good vibes.

Moon Under Water

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Moon Under Water features all the best aspects of a classic pub that's up with the times when it comes to great brews, food and service.

Muy Muy

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Muy Muy breathes a breath of warm Central American air to the edge of Christchurch's CBD.

Castro’s Tapas & Bar

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Named after its owner-operator and chef extraordinaire Richard Castro, this Riverside Market top-floor restaurant is an experience not to be missed.

Nikkei

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Home of Christchurch's only Japanese Peruvian fusion restaurant, Nikkei is a unique foodie destination.

Downstairs Bar

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What do you get when you marry the cosy vibes of an intimate pub with the sophistication of an inner city wine bar? You end up with the best of both worlds and the result is Downstairs on New Regent Street.

Sumner Social

Outdoor seating area at Sumner Social, Christchurch.
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The arrival of Sumner Social warrants high fives all around because, at last, the coastal suburb has a top-notch bar and restaurant with ocean views.

Paddy McNaughton's

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Paddy McNaughton's is a pint-sized pub with Guinness and Magners on tap. It’s the closest thing to a Dublin pub this side of the equator. Live music every week.

Austin Club

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If you like your bars secret, check out Austin Club tucked in a basement, down an alleyway. Oh, and you'll need the password, too.

Evil Genius Bar & Eatery

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Evil Genius Bar & Eatery is a destination you need to get to know. Open from dawn ‘til way past dusk, offering everything from coffee to cocktails.

Dux Central

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If bars could be left or right handed, Dux Central would be ambidextrous. There’s nothing this place can’t be.

OGB

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A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.

Civil and Naval

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This Lyttelton spot offers a well thought-out sharing menu dotted with memorable plates along with excellent wine, beer and cocktails.

The Tannery

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Prepared to be wowed by the sophisticated one-stop-shop that is The Tannery.