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Top bar recommendations from locals

Lounge
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“I go here for some delish desert..its on the 3rd storey of some dinghy entrance off Courtney Place, like a secret spot.. but dont let that fool you..., its cosy, warm and has a chillout vibe - decorated like a library with books all around and comfy sofas to lounge...cool place to hangout.. check out website for opening hours”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great relaxed atmosphere, away from the main part of town. Often have live Salsa type music on the weekend ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Café
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“cool little brunch spot - need to get in early as it gets busy! Milkshakes come highly recommended”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Cross is a garden bar, cafe, come restaurant with lots of action all day and into the evening. They have cafe food and cooked menu for all times of the day. Caters to all food types.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Quirky inner city craft beer bar. You can order an excellent Pomodoro pizza from the bar and it will be delivered fresh from across the courtyard.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A cocktail bar with excellent service and great cocktails. Good late night spot. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Dog-friendly beer bar just off Glover Park. Good selection of beers. Good bar fare if you're hungry - pizzas, sandwiches, and curly fries (with cheese and gravy!). Cheap tacos on Tuesdays and wings on Wednesdays, and free live music throughout the week. Great on a sunny afternoon when you can take your beer and food into the park and enjoy on a beanbag. Dog friendly!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Laundry is a short walk away and a great spot on Cuba St for a drink and a snack. Better later. Love the stuffed jalapenos !”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Paua Ravioli with a glass of prosecco is a great start for an evening grazing the many cafes & restaurants on Cuba St ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Roof top bar in central Wellington - you'll see a bouncer on the street beside a non-de-script doorway ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Cosy and casual. Lively pub serving craft & international beers, plus local wines, pizza & bar fare.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Delicious Asian food adding a modern twist. Known as much for their awesome cocktail menu as much as the food. This is on the pricey side of things so be warned.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“On Tuesday nights they host Mundo Lingo, where you can meet up with people from all over the world and practice a new language. You get a discount on the drinks when you participate!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bottle Shop
“Three enormous fridges full of beer, a menu with several pages for each style, good snacks and knowledgeable bar staff.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good local music venue with a wide variety of local and international acts. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and brewery of the local beer of Tuatara, great for trying new beers or just having a snack and a beer. ”
  • 10 locals recommend