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Annie D.'s

Top craft beer spots

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    Brothers Beer
    Auckland Central
    With their cute kitchy design (featuring pages from comic books) Brothers is the perfect environment to test some of the 18 beers on tap or experience some of their bottled craft beers from around the globe.
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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    Stop in to Lumsden Freehouse in Newmarket for your craft beer fix. Their great outdoor area is perfect for enjoying a Tuatara, Epic or even a Renaissance Stonecutter.
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    Vulture's Lane
    Auckland Central
    O’Carroll’s is a freehouse meaning it has no affiliation with one particular brewery but they do have ‘tap takeovers’ from different craft breweries around NZ. The friendly staff and dark wood and stone aesthetic make for a very enjoyable evening.
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    Andrew Andrew Bar
    Auckland Central
    A delightful wee spot on Princes Wharf. The perfect place to watch the game while enjoying a fine selection of craft beer. Whether it’s a Moa, Yeastie Boys or Hallertau - you’ll find something to wrap your laughing gear around in Andrew Andrew.
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    Located in Browns Bay, Deep Creek Bay brew onsite. Their selection is vast - I recommend giving their IPA - pontoon in a monsoon - a try! Open 11am to 11pm, 7 days.

joe.gatland's

A night on the town

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    Sugar Bar
    Newmarket
    Found this cute bar in Newmarket. The bar staff were friendly, they were doing tricks while making our drinks and even started to sing for us. I think Im in Love with this place, definitely going back again soon!!
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    Rising Sun
    Auckland Central
    Had a great time at queerlesque! it was a great set up with the stage and everyone enjoyed themselves! cant wait for the next one! thanks for the great venue!
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    Had a great time at the after parade! Thanks for the service!
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    The Eagle Bar
    Auckland Central
    I love this place! Its always my pre drinks stop when going out to town. The bar staff are snazzy and do an incredible job!
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    Switch Bar
    Auckland Central
    What a great venue for Queerlesque! Great bar staff and a wonderful atmosphere!

Tamaia W.'s

Wine Time!

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    Bit of a hike from the Waiheke ferry terminal but well worth it for the beautiful setting on the beach. Petanque and cricket are available. Really good outdoor set up for a picnic and lots of wine drinking in the sun.
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    Sweet vineyard out west for a lazy afternoon. Really nice Sauvignon Blanc.
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    Wine Loft
    Auckland Central
    Good food matched with really good wine and excellent service.
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    Great place to drink wine and listen to some awesome NZ music.
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    The place to go for wine and tapas in Newmarket. Nice atmosphere and great service.

jamesmichaelcarson's

Best Place to enjoy a Beer

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    Great old pub feel. Worth a stop for any serious beer lover.
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    One of the best craft beer brands in NZ and a great bar to sit back and enjoy the Hallertau range.
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    Mission bay and beer do mix well! What better place to enjoy this mix than the Belgian Beer Cafe.
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    Enjoy a pot of lemmon grass mussels and a Leffe Brun and dine like a real Belgian.
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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    Got to be my favourite bar in Auckland. The Lumsden has the best range of craft beers and a great atmosphere to enjoy them in.

Amanda B.'s

Best pub food

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    Dinner and a drink or two at the Claddagh is the perfect way to end a lazy Saturday. The staff are friendly, the food is tasty and the atmosphere is great. Sitting by the heater and polishing off a yummy dessert will make you totally forget the stresses of the week and later on live music will keep you entertained. 
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    Brooklyn Bar
    Auckland Central
    Brooklyn Bar is an awesome place to grab dinner after work. I highly recommend the warm cajun chicken salad - the little roast potatoes and kumara really make the dish. The staff are nice and you never have to wait too long to eat.
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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere and good food, look no further than the Lumsden. It’s a great place for dinner on a weeknight. It doesn’t have a huge menu, but what they do serve is delicious - I’m a big fan of the fettuccini - and they have heaps of craft beers to try out, if you’re into that sort of thing. If it’s a bit busy and you end up sitting outside, fluffy blankets and big heaters will keep you toasty warm.
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    Glabraiths does a spectacular pub dinner. The lamb curry is delicious and the fries, thin cut with the potato skin still on, are so good my partner and I have been talking about them since we ate here. The building is historic and full of character, and the staff were all very friendly. Will definitely be going back.
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    I went to O’Hagans with a small group for a work dinner, and we were all impressed with the food and the service we received. The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious, and live music and dancing kept us entertained well into the evening. Definitely recommend.

Ricci M.'s

Cool places to get a drink

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    Lovely sun filled deck with great tunes and great people watching. 
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    What a fun place to go with friends, sit on the lawn on a beanbag and enjoy a rosé and a cheese platter. A great mix of ages and a really happy vibe 
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    First I'm a sucker for a good name. The Gyspy Tea room just says "cool" to me.  It's relaxed yet sophisticated. Cool but not try hardish.  My perfect venue for a nightcap!
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    I have been here a couple of times now and group of friends and I decided recently we must go back there more. Such a easy going vibe, not too packed but busy enough. 
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    Golden Dawn
    Ponsonby
    Whoever hires the bands and DJs at Golden Dawn should be acknowledged for their superb ear.  This three piece were quirky yet ridiculously good.

Susannah S.'s

Friday night with friends

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    Good one
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    Best place to relax with friends
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    Good Music!
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    Garrison Public House
    Mount Wellington
    Love it!
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    Nice place for a drink and snack with friends on a Friday evening after work!

Kylie B.'s

Best Local Brews

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    There's so much good brewing out of this awesome local business, based in Warkworth. The lads that run Forbidden Brewing Co are clever at creating interesting, world-first ferments. Their cider is crisp, fresh and delicious. My fave is the apple but I can't wait to try their smoked cider. Check them out the next time you are on a roadie up north, just look for the red Cider Shed off State Highway 1.
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    One of the coolest country pubs in New Zealand. Perfect spot to sink a pint and watch the river meander by.
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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    This is a craft beer lovers' paradise! A freehouse means The Lumsden isn't attached to any brewery so gets to showcase the very best of independent brewers, making it a great place to go for a pint. A lot of my friends are big beer drinkers and they like to pull up a pew here because of the diversity of drinking choices and the relaxed, laidback environment. I also love that there's lots of tasty pub grub up for grabs to complement your brew of choice. Love it!
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    A visit to Leigh Sawmill Cafe is always a pleasure and never a chore because this place is all about live music and excellent local beer. The staff are friendly and welcoming and I can never resist ordering a pizza because they are so good. They also do them to go.
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    16 Tun
    Auckland Central
    Enjoyed a phenomenal ladies beer masterclass here with a passionate duo of sisters who play tastemakers at this free house on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. I loved Aotearoa Brewing Company’s Mata beer the best. A fantastic idea of a hen’s party or for ladies who love to lunch with a difference.

Rory W.'s

Best craft beer bars

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    In an excellent location perched at the top of College Hill, Three Lamps Bar & Eatery is by far and away the best craft beer spot in Ponsonby. With a great selection of over 100 beers from across the World in bottles, plus a selection of Emerson’s favorites and their own Three Lamps brews on tap, there’s something for every taste. I’d recommend having a go at their own brand pilsner - it’s refreshing with a traditional hoppy bite. On the food side, it’s quality bistro fare here, with a menu that matches the beer list well. I’d recommend trying a few plates of mixed sliders with a group of mates.
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    Brothers Beer
    Auckland Central
    A must stop venue on any craft beer trip, great pizzas too. Hip location in City Works Depot near Food Truck Garage.
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    A great place for traditionally brewed beer, they have a great selection of quality ales. They have their own microbrewery on site - try the awesome chocolatey stout. Food is decent quality pub fare with large sized portions. Great for a pub lunch, or for a pre-rugby pint (it's not too far to Eden Park).
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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    The best craft beer haunt in Newmarket, and one of the best in Auckland. With an ever-changing list of beers on tap and in bottles, The Lumsden should be on every beer-lover's list. They run regular quizzes, and have a games night on Mondays. Food is quality pub fare (try the Meatlovers Antipasto Platter or the thermo-nuclear hot chicken wings). You'll need a pint or two to cool you down! But the absolutely best thing about the Lumsden is the 3-hour Happy Hour, every day from 4-7pm. Just right for after-work drinks :-)
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    Vulture's Lane
    Auckland Central
    One of Auckland's best craft beer bars, always a good selection on tap and in the bottle. Usually have at least one beer from Epic on tap - try the Zythos if you can get it, or Hop Zombie for bucket loads more hops. Good location, right in the CBD, I've often ended up here at some point on a night out. Friendly staff, a good choice for after-work drinks.

Sara B.'s

Best craft beer places in Auckland

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    The Lumsden
    Newmarket
    A true freehouse with twelve beers on tap. Grab a tasting paddle and the staff will help you out with tasting notes.
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    Another Auckland gem serving real beer!
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    Vulture's Lane
    Auckland Central
    Another proper freehouse, love the spot on Vulcan Lane.
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    Brothers Beer
    Auckland Central
    Another good spot for craft beer. Real vintage feel!
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    Servers Galbraiths along with a great meal!

Emily F.'s

Out of town drinks

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    Always good food here. Lots of choice and a nice cosy atmosphere. Great garden for summer and lots of gigs.
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    I love travelling out to Hallertau on a Sunday afternoon. They usually have a live duo playing fantastic blues music. Lovely to sit and listen with a glass of your favourite Hallertau beer or a wine. Beer tasting option is a must!
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    Great little place, not too far to travel. It's great to sit outside at the big table with some nibbles and a glass of wine. Will be back to try the lunch menu.
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    Goldie Wines
    Waiheke Island
    For a lovely wine tasting experience try Goldie. Welcoming staff and lovely to walk around the grounds after a spot of wine tasting. Looking forward to getting a chance to dine there as I'm told the food is great.
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    Great cheese platter! Yum. Huge seated area which is great in summer with a bit of live music. Wines are good too. If you are out that way it's a lovely place to stop.

Martin J.'s

My top five favourite dinner spots

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    Great views and food
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    O'Connell St Bistro
    Auckland Central
    Amazing food
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    Great pub and wonderful food
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    Love the pizza
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    Real authentic South African food