A smart espresso bar in the ANZ Centre in central Christchurch morphs into an elegant bar for after-work drinks on Thursday and Friday nights.
Wellington cafe owners train deaf staff to run the business, and plan to open a sign language cafe in Christchurch.
Stuff finds five Christchurch cafes that welcome your four-legged friend, and a place that photographs pooches and smashing cakes.
Scientists are helping winemakers understand their soils in order to tell their stories.
The drinks are poured at the bar, but the bar snacks come fresh from the Spice Paragon kitchen.
With a long list of cocktails, live music, a pool table and an American south-themed menu, Boo Radley's Food and Liquor has a please-all vibe.
Ava Wilson talks to Beck Eleven about brewing beer, falling in love over a tasting glass, and being a new mum in the alcohol industry.
Food is 'off-the-charts good' at new eatery
Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.
This redux version of an old CBD hangout might be the size of a single garage, but it is perfectly formed.
Courtyard drinking and dining might be accompanied by views of the latest furniture deals, but its the platter you'll remember at this horsey-themed Moorhouse Ave bar.
The waitress's good instincts make up for a menu shortage at this contemporary Colombo St bar.
Strange's Lane is buzzing with people, ranging from bespectacled hipsters with sardonic facial hair to after-work drinkers in sober suits and tiny women in tinier skirts.
This petite New Regent St bar brings together some of the best things local vendors have to offer.
Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.
Chef Andrew Brown, of Burgers & Beers Inc and The George fame, is about to open The Dragon's Den Social Lounge in Colombo St.
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.
Cassels & Sons' newest bar gets the once over.
Tony Astle has opened a new bar and its cocktails are deadly.
Tamlyn discovered she didn't have to be a groupie to enjoy Dux Live.
A journalist, an engineer and an accountant walk into a bar ...
Feeling Japanese? We try Dose, for unfamiliar drinks and intriguing snacks.
What's is like behind the scaffolding on the corner of Bealey Ave and Victoria St?
Unpretentious yet upmarket, The Pedal Pusher left a lasting impression on Kate Preece.
This new bar is proving to be among the best.
Garth points out wines to look for on the supermarket shelves.
Containers are everywhere these days and even provide cool bar venues.
GARTH GALLAWAYWines to enjoy as the days shorten and the leaves change colour.
SARA BUNNYSara Bunny wishes the red carpet treatment extended beyond this bar's front door.
SARA BUNNYIt's Spain or bust, as Sara skips off to Sumner to check out its tapas bar.
GARTH GALLAWAYHot days and sultry nights are perfect for drinking the bottled summer that comes out of Marlborough.
A warm country welcome was not on the menu at the Tai Tapu Hotel.
Something's popped up where the old Carlton once stood. A new bar worth checking out?