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Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Bars in Auckland'.

As with any big city, Auckland is packed full of bars that cater for every style and taste. We've picked out some of our favourites to inspire your next night out.

Brew on Quay

Best Bars in Auckland

Try some of the best of New Zealand craft beers, or choose an international favourite, from the extensive beer list at Brew on Quay. Topping the list of reasons that Brew on Quay is so popular as an after-work or before-the-show destination (Brew on Quay is just a few steps away from Vector Arena), is the extensive list of craft beer on offer. Between the 130 New Zealand and international beers... More info


Best Bars in Auckland

Xuxu is a French Vietnamese influenced cocktail bar and restaurant situtated in the vibrant Britomart area of downtown Auckland. The menu features a range of light plates infused with fresh flavours of South-East Asia. The intimate decor features no bar stools but is designed with stylish tables to create an intimate atmosphere. The open plan kitchen adds to the atmosphere as diners can... More info


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Located in Quay Street in central Auckland, Harbourside Ocean bar and grill boasts an outside dining deck with retractable roof allowing diners to eat alfresco whatever the weather. Situated in the historic Ferry Building, the restaurant offers upmarket dining on Auckland's stunning waterfront. The deck area has two bars, one serving vodka and then other Moet and Chandon champagne, where diners... More info

Bungalow 8

Best Bars in Auckland

This bamboo-chic bar is located on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and boasts a wide array of New Zealand wines, local beers and champagne. The bar's speciality is cocktails, and the menu is embellished with a number of the staff's own creations that have now become Bungalow's locally-known signature drinks. The food is not great for vegetarians, but covers a wide range of bar style seafood and m... More info


Best Bars in Auckland

Fukuko is a Japanese styled bar in the Britomart area of Downtown Auckland that specialises in cocktails based on shochu, the traditional Japanese spirit. Shochu seamlessly combines with any number of flavours to deliver a wide range of creative cocktails.  Located on Tyler Street, Fukuko puts its own spin on classic cocktails. The bar also features the largest selection of Japanese whiski... More info


Best Bars in Auckland

Housebar is located on level 1 of Hotel DeBrett, just minutes from the bustle of the Britomart, lower Queen Street and Auckland’s iconic waterfront.   In keeping with the mid-century furnishings and Art Deco glam of the hotel it resides within, Housebar is an atmospheric hideaway intimate enough for a cosy date-night and lively enough for larger social gatherings.  ... More info

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co

Best Bars in Auckland

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co enjoys one of the best locations in the city. Situated on the third floor, the rooftop restaurant and bar offers glorious views of Viaduct Harbour. The bar comes equipped with their own 1000L on-site brewery to pump fresh beer directly from tank to tap. For something a bit different, there's even two free bowling lanes! The menu includes a great selection of... More info


Best Bars in Auckland

Headquarters is a pop-up bar in it for the long haul. Located in the Viaduct in central Auckland the bar offers great food from local sources including Bluff oysters backed by a wine list that includes local and international varieties and beers that include international and craft selections. A great selection of pizzas, steak and fish dishes are also served. DJs play on several nights (typ... More info

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