Besides being one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, Aotearoa is also home to some pretty sweet bars. Whether it be from domestic or international tourism, or locals enjoying a refreshing ale, the country’s nightlife has certainly stepped up in recent years. If you’re after a few night spots that are a little out of the ordinary, here’s the scoop on where to go next.
A slice of tropical paradise awaits at Bungalow 8!
With giant fish tanks surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants, it’s like your own secret island getaway here in this hidden gem of Auckland. Electro pop and house beats thump through the bar, giving it that extra authentic feel of being somewhere tropical.
The Green Dragon Pub (Hobbiton)
Arguably the most iconic themed bar in the whole country, The Green Dragon Pub is lifted directly from the bestselling book series by J.R.R. Tolkien. Brought to life in Hobbiton, where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed, patrons will be transported from the bar straight into the world of Frodo Baggins and his friends.
Who needs to go to go America for a saloon bar when you can just head to Cowboys?
The bartenders are all dressed to impress, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a cowboy hat of your own! Live music is popular here, and so are the jumbo wings – so giddy on up and head on down to your new favourite watering hole!
The ultimate bachelor’s pad, Brothers Beer is a popular getaway for guys who just want to head somewhere low key and chill while sampling one of over 200 beers available from the on-site micro-brewery. With old raggedy couches, board games and darts, this spot is a haven for the bros and their beer!
The Brewers Arms
The moment you step into The Brewers Arms you will feel like you’ve entered an old-fashioned pub in the back streets of Britain! From the décor to the ambience, the atmosphere here is overwhelmingly welcoming and friendly. So raise your glass of ale, cheers your mates and enjoy!