The Best Cocktail Bars
Forget your mojitos and whiskey sours, there’s a whole new breed of interesting and exciting cocktails being made around our city. Here’s our guide to where you can get the best tall, short and everything in-between cocktails in Auckland:
Xuxu Dumpling Bar
Britomart, Commerce Street, Auckland, 1010
We were worried when Smith shut a few years back, but in its place blossomed Xuxu, a sort of sister bar to Café Hanoi. We’re not going to lie – the menu’s bloody hard to read… BUT they do a mean Bloody Mary (a rare thing in this city), and the Dark & Stormy is bold and fresh – dark spiced rum, with fresh ginger, ginger beer & blueberries.
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Housebar at Hotel DeBrett
2 High Street, Auckland, 1140
Housebar (tucked away upstairs at Hotel DeBrett) isn’t big, but it’s mighty elegant. A small but perfectly formed list of cocktails awaits, of which you should definitely try the Four Seasons (made with the superb Hendricks gin, Pimm’s and ginger wine), of the Twisted English Martini, which tastes of apple and cucumber. Fantastic service too.
48 Tyler Street , Britomart, Auckland, 1011
This awesome little bar in Britomart is such a better use of the space than the pretty non-descript café that was here previously. You can Sake your heart out here, or try out any of their fabulous long list of cocktails, the best ones featuring Shochu, a distilled Japanese liquor. Our recommendation – the Earl Grey Martini, or is you’re after something a little more fun, the Tessen is lovely (shochu and Japanese plum wine topped up with bubbles).
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