New Zealand is known all over the world for its remarkable landscapes and thrilling adventure activities,
but not many people know about what goes on when the sun goes down. The country has a vibrant
nightlife scene. Partying here is a distinct experience, covering clubs, bars, live art and even celebrated
There is something about the best bars and pubs in New Zealand that is super exciting. You'll find a party
here any day of the week. These places are where the Kiwis come to relax, after ahard working day just
to let their hair down. Want to find out where they go? You better read on to be in the know!
The Pink Lady Rooftop Bar: Christchurch
Known to be Christchurch’s first rooftop bar, The Pink Lady Rooftop Bar is a small and intimate venue,
featuring a well-built drinks list as well as showcasing a unique line-up of craft beers. The bar has a
selection of rooftop-ready wines & cocktails where the first thing you’ll see is an unhindered outlook of
the CBD skyline, making it (one of) Christchurch’s best-known views, and rightly so. The rooftop is
known for its Modern Asian / Californian influenced bar menu which has been created by Chef Sam
Campbell of East Block Hospitality Group.
Kuikui Lane: Wellington
Kuikui Lane, the newest bar to open on Victoria Street, Wellington is inspired by the Kuia/nans of the
world; past and present. (Hint: kuikui, pronounced 'coo-e, coo-e' is a term of endearment in Maori for
grandmother or an elderly female). Manaakitanga (to extend aroha (love and compassion) to others in
Maori language) is front of mind at this cozy spot. Maori influence is weaved throughout the whole
space. Pick from food and drink that’s locally sourced such as Maori flatbread paraoapohema and
Mr Brightside Rooftop Bar: Christchurch
A penthouse-style rooftop bar with a retractable roof, Mr.Brightside Rooftop Bar is located at the top of
the iconic Public Trust Building in the heart of Christchurch’s hospitality precinct on Oxford Terrace. They
have one belief, always look on the Brightside of life! The bar offers stunning 360-views over the Port
Hills, Avon River, snow-capped Alps, Cathedral Square and across the city. It’s the perfect place to relax
and enjoy the present moment with their wide range of cocktails, spirits, beer and a delicious selection
of gourmet food.
Bozo Bar: Auckland
Bozo is a beautiful spot for gin, craft beer, and cocktails, hidden away at 309 Karangahape Road in
Auckland. One of K' Road's newer joints, with an impressive gin and craft beer list, sick hip hop beats list
and a laid-back vibe, you'll feel right at home at this cool hidden oasis.
Rooftop at QT: Auckland
With its spectacular city and harbour views, Rooftop at QT is an exceptional place to enjoy drinks,
dining for an unforgettable experience. Choose from a spread of Mediterranean snacks, classic and
contemporary cocktails, and an extensive wine list. With one airy bar inside and a second open to the
sky, light – whether sun, moon or star – is ever on the menu at the Rooftop. A spectacular lenticular
design creates an elegant setting for afternoons or evenings of elegant indulgence.
As New Zealand’s borders open this August, why not visit New Zealand to sip on some delightful
cocktails in these amazing bars.