Christchurch Casino's basement bar is vodka themed, with bacon-infused, wasabi and bubblegum flavours on the menu.
This Stranges Lane bar is more of a street venue, with the main seating on the footpath and a small bar that leaves nothing to the imagination.
Visit for the drinks, but stay for the food. Hidden at the back of The Dirty Land's bar menu is the ultimate surprise – a long list of Mexicano's tacos.
Every day is St Patrick's Day at the new Irish pub in Victoria St.
This sizeable central city bar, based at the Rydges hotel, is likely to impress people with a taste for cocktails and whisky, and those who enjoy faultless theming.
Following in the footsteps of 42 Below, Sam and Ben Lu of New Zealand Chinese Liquor have created their own spirit to rival others in the Chinese market and beef up Kiwi cocktails, as a replacement for vodka, with its 58 per cent (ABV) strength.
Whether you're a seasoned whisky drinker or a first-timer, staff will suggest the perfect wee dram at this tiny New Regent St drinking hole.
An old Poplar Lanes favourite has reopened in High St and gets top marks for ambience.
City favourite is back on the block and is full of all sorts.
OPINION: Civil and Naval in Lyttelton could well be the most intimate, coolest, funkiest bar in town, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.
Irresistible menu items at Kiwi-Latin American tapas bar in Victoria St.
A new addition to Addington
How would you like your meatballs? You can have them almost any way you want at Morrell & Co.
Cartel bar owners bring a touch of Italy to town
Adding to the buzz on St Asaph St, Italian-style Baretta lives up to the hype.
It's in brand new spot, but the Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof is bringing back great things we remember well.
Geoff finds the Darkroom lives up to its name.
The Heathcote inn hasn't lost its charm.
The rebuilt pub in Heathcote Valley has retained some of its best aspects.
Downing ouzo at Costas
It's ouzo o'clock every night at the new Costas Taverna.
On St Asaph St
Part of the St Asaph St Kitchen, the Stray Dog bar deserves a treat.
We sent Tamlyn to try Sumner's newest bar, On the Rocks.
The Twisted Hop is back, but with three new faces.