Restaurants
Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings In 2022 You Need To Know About

We live for new openings (especially the kind that involve food) and know you do, too. Fortunately, Auckland is the city that just keeps on…

Food & Drink
The Feed | The NZ Food News You Need To Know

Let's face it, there's nothing better than discovering (and tasting) everything that's new in the world of food so we've…

Food & Drink
7 Of The Best Restaurants In Arrowtown You Need To Dine At In 2022

With its cobblestone streets brimming with heritage, stunning historic buildings and darn quaint aesthetic, Arrowtown is one of those places…

Food & Drink
Here’s What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close…

Food & Drink
Ponsonby’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes You Need To Check Out In 2022

When it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes, Ponsonby is a literal smorgasbord—in fact, this is one suburb where it's more about…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2022

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, we Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

Food & Drink
Takapuna’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafés And Where To Find Them

Takapuna is one of our fave suburbs, period. Not only is it home to one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore and a number of…

What's On
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2022 | Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Getting The Gig
3 Boss Creators On How To Fuel Your Inspiration

Aotearoa is home to incredible talent. Music, art, design, hospitality—it's fair to say we have creative inspo in…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend In Auckland

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine…

Food & Drink
6 Stunning New Spots On Waiheke Island Worth Checking Out In 2022

Everyone knows that Waiheke is a foodie haven, but if you haven’t visited in the last couple of years you’ll be pleased to know…

Things To Do
Upper Village Queenstown | Everything You Need To Know About QT’s Rad New Entertainment Precinct

Sitting at the base of Bob’s Peak Mountain and the iconic Skyline Gondola, Queenstown’s rad new dining and entertainment…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Bars In Christchurch To Try In 2022

From unconventional bars in buses to dimly lit speakeasies and local craft breweries, Ōtautahi Christchurch's nightlife is anything…

New Zealand
Pinkies Up, We’ve Found The Best Wineries On Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is well-known for being one of the best islands in the world due to its pristine beaches and—of…

Bars & Pubs
Where To Sip On Auckland’s Very Best Margaritas

Ah, the margarita—one of Mexico's finest exports. There really is nothing better on a sultry summer's evening (or, at any time…

Nightlife
The Best Late Night Eats In Auckland According to 10 Top Bartenders

It’s no secret that we’re fans of the occasional night out in the big smoke here at Urban List, after all, what’s better…

Local Escapes
New Zealand Wineries To Visit At Least Once

New Zealand has cemented itself as one of the best wine-making countries in the world. Thanks to the diverse landscape, our country produces…

Local Escapes
Why A Visit To Queenstown’s First Boutique Gin Garden Should Be On Your Hit List This Summer

Summer is cranking, daylight saving is here, and G&T season is well and truly upon us… to be fair, it’s one season that we…

Bars & Pubs
Auckland’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night, According To You

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

What's On
An Epic Bottomless Frosé Bar Has Just Popped Up In Auckland

We're fresh into 2022 and summer's here with a bang, so how about we keep the summertime vibes strong with a return to the things we…

Bars & Pubs
Australia And New Zealand’s Most Beautiful New Bars Of 2021

It might have been (another) year of bottled cocktails and home-delivered booze here in this part of the world, but in between…

Things To Do
18 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. With freedom day upon us, we now have the…

Food & Drink
Parnell’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes And Where To Find Them

For a night out feeling fancy, a sweet pick-me-up or a tasty bite to get you through your day, Parnell won’t disappoint as…

Recipes
Enjoy A Homemade Aperol Spritz Tonight With This Super Simple Recipe

When we think of an Aperol Spritz, it's usually accompanied by scenes of boozy brunches and sun-soaked rooftop bars. It's…

Things To Do
Get Your Iso-Party On With 7 Epic Ideas For Birthday Celebrations In Quarantine

Has Lockdown thrown your birthday bash out of the window? Not to worry, Urban List has got your back.  Our birthday gift to…

Restaurants
Restaurant Month 2021’s Most Fun, Inventive And Excellent Value For Money Menus

Great food at a great price? That, my friend, is the way to an Aucklander’s heart. Restaurant Month is officially here for 2021,…

Food & Drink
Newmarket’s Best Restaurants And Cafes You Need To Try, Stat

We all know Newmarket as an incredible shopping destination, but what about its many epic eateries? From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the…

Local Escapes
7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

The sun may be setting, but things are just kicking off in Queenstown. As soon as the day turns to night, the city lights up with…

Bars & Pubs
Bozo On Auckland’s K’ Road Is The Hot New Gin And Craft Beer Bar You Need To Meet

Hot new gin and craft beer joint Bozo Bar has just opened on Auckland’s buzzing Karangahape Road and you’re going to want to get…

What's On
A Boozy Bottomless Brunch Party Dedicated To Lady Gaga Is Hitting Auckland This Winter

Are you gaga about a good bottomless brunch? Well then, how about brunch AND Lady Gaga? While she may not be literally present, The Lula Inn…

Restaurants
Meet Bar Magda, Auckland’s Hottest New Underground Bar And Bistro

Meet Magda—a speakeasy-style bar and bistro that is guaranteed to steal your heart, captivate your taste buds and tantalise your…

Food & Drink
Drink Up With The Best Artisanal Rums From New Zealand And Around The Globe

Yo Ho, Ho! (and a bottle of rum). Rum has come a long way from being just a pirate’s tipple, to one of the most beloved spirits…

Bars & Pubs
Party Venues In Auckland That Are Actually Good

Whether you’re planning a big birthday or a special shindig, only the best will do. Because we’re about nothing but the…

Restaurants
Where To Eat In Auckland On A Sunday Night

Sunday, a.k.a. the most anti-social night of the week. The only thing worse than staying in on Sunday is being lumped with the…

Local Escapes
Explore Queenstown’s Best Bars And Restaurants With This Incredible Urban Wine Walk

Everyone’s favourite booze-filled journey, the classic pub crawl, has had a grape new transformation. Following successful events in…

What's On
A Secret Piano Bar Is Coming To Auckland

Let’s be honest, we’re kinda terrible at keeping secrets here at Urban List. So, when we hear a rumour a hidden piano…

Restaurants
MOGLY Is The Epic New Bar And Eatery Bringing Seriously Good Vibes To Ormiston

From milkshakes to margaritas, burgers to bao—MOGLY Bar And Eatery is bringing a whole lotta deliciousness to the South Auckland…

What's On
Dine Under The Stars In These Epic Igloos That Have Just Popped Up In Central Wellington

Ah, winter. That delightful season when jammies and slippers become a fashion statement, social outings become rarer than a blood supermoon,…

Food & Drink
Pull Up A Stool At The Best Bars To Grab A Patrón Cocktail In NZ

Do you consider yourself a bit of a cocktail connoisseur? If so, listen up! We don’t know about you but our spirit of choice has to be…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick The Night Off In Style

Bargain bevvys, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after work wind down. It’s a ritual, a celebration,…

Food & Drink
Forget Salt And Lemon, Here’s 5 Common Tequila Misconceptions All Haters Need To Know

Perhaps the most misunderstood spirit served across bars nationwide, a tequila tipple has long polarised punters. If you're already an…

What's On
Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be. From 9pm the good vibes will be crankin’ and…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

What's On
Eat, Drink, Play Is The Brand New Festival Coming To Wellington This May

From 6-16 May, the capital’s fave eateries and bars will be putting food and entertainment at centre stage as part of a brand new…

Food & Drink
From Bottomless Beers And Cocktails To Crispy Schnitzels, Get Around This Epic Feast With Your Crew

If you and your mates like to keep your plates full and drinks flowing, then we’ve found the ultimate feast perfect for your next…

What's On
A Sensational Whisky Masterclass Is Coming To Auckland For 5 Nights Only

Call us old-fashioned but nothing tops the chart like a glass of whisky to start or wind up an evening. And when it comes to fine whisky,…

Bars & Pubs
11 Of The Best Urban Bars In Hawke’s Bay

When it comes to whipping up mouth-watering kai and creating world-class wine, Hawke’s Bay definitely deserves a standing ovation.…

What's On
A Week Long Festival Dedicated Entirely To Beer Is Coming To Auckland

Hosted by the uptown bottle shop and bar The Fridge & Flagon, this eight-day beer festival is going to be a treat for all the hopheads…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2021

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, us Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

News
Slurp Decadent Easter Egg Chocolate Margs All Weekend Long At This Rad Waterfront Bar

For anyone who thinks dreams don't come true, you clearly haven't been introduced to the amazing Easter-themed cocktail from our…

News
Say Chur To Fresh Brews At This New Craft Beer Pop-Up Bar In The CBD

SkyCity has recently launched Fortune on Fed, a craft beer pop-up bar serving divine craft brews. Coming to you with the flavours of…

Bars & Pubs
Introducing Our Land Is Alive—The Gorgeous New Bar Celebrating All Things NZ

There's a lot to love about New Zealand right now (just ask anyone living overseas!), so the timing really couldn't be more perfect…

News
Avast Me Hearties, Award-Winning SF Bar Smuggler’s Cove Is Popping Up In Auckland This Weekend

A year ago, the world as we knew it changed. Our home became our office and the walks to the local supermarket became the new ‘going…

News
Sip Rosé, Pink G&Ts And Pink Gin-Based Cocktails At This Epic Pink Pop Up Bar

Make tracks for this pop-up bar that's hit Morningside where you can sip pink drinks beneath pink disco balls and hanging greenery in a…

News
Drop Everything, This Waterfront Bar Is Slinging Tequila Ice Cream On The Daily

The Viaduct is already awash with exciting activations thanks to a lil' thing called The America's Cup, now we've got what could…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…

Restaurants
Meet Candela, The New Spanish Wine Bar And Eatery Shaking Up K’ Road

Now more than ever we want to hop on a plane and fly to Spain to sink our teeth into their culinary delights, and while we know we…

What's On
Where To Wine, Dine And Entertain Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is on the way, and love is well and truly in the air. This is the one day of the year where romantic expectations are at…

Bars & Pubs
Auckland’s Best Rooftop Bars To Soak Up The Sunshine At

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

News
Forget The Fancy Dinner And Paint Your Mate This Valentine’s Day

Nothing says you’re my best bud like drawing on your mate’s face. While you might have already tried painting aided by a…

Things To Do
Challenge Your Mates To A Game Of Giant Shuffleboard At This Leafy Rooftop Bar

It’s the end of the week and if you’re looking forward to a few cheeky bevs to wind down with you’re certainly not alone.…

News
An Epic Champagne Bar Has Popped Up On Auckland’s Waterfront So Live Your Best Life

Despite the—highly interesting—year we’ve just survived, this summer is shaping up to be one of the best yet. The season…

Restaurants
Eat Your Fill Of The Bottomless Meat And Cheese Boards This German Spot Is Dishing Up

If you didn’t get your fix of charcuterie boards piled with endless amounts of gourmet meats and cheeses over the holiday period…

News
Calling All G&T Fans, A Summer Gin Garden Has Just Popped Up In Wynyard Quarter

Summer has suddenly rolled into town on a hot and breathless wind and to say it’s given us a thirst would be an absolute…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best New Bars Of 2020 For You To Raise A Glass At

2020 has certainly been a strange year, but we're pleased to report that in spite of it all, a number of new drinking spots have come to…

Restaurants
Here’s Where To Eat And Drink This Boxing Day In Auckland 2020

After the endless rounds of turkey, ham, pavlova and berries you need a well-deserved rest. Stay away from the streams of shoppers and get…

News
Drink Up At Brolly, An Epic New Bar Popping Up At The Viaduct Just In Time For Summer

If you're after a cool new spot to sink some drinks this summer, head on over to Brolly—an exciting new pop-up bought to us by the…

What's On
Dive Into 5 Epic Nights Out In Auckland (That Don’t Involve Clubbing)

Let’s be real, clubbing in Auckland can be hit and miss at the best of times. You never know if it’s actually going to be busy,…

Things To Do
7 Amazing Spots To Take Your Breath Away This Weekend

Lacking inspiration for what to do on the weekend? We understand your pain and that’s why we are here—to give you the…

What's On
20 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. It's the only time of the year when…

Dunedin
10 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin After Dark

The Dunedin night-scene is a unique blend of artsy happenings, cosy bars, unusual entertainment and close encounters with nature. Not a…

What's On
Sip Your Way Around Wellington, An Epic Wine Crawl Is Hitting The Capital Next Weekend

Everyone’s favourite booze-filled journey, the classic pub crawl, has had a grape new transformation and with only 50 tickets left,…

Sustainability
Worship The Planet And Your Belly With 6 Of The Most Sustainable Eateries in Auckland

New Zealanders are becoming more connected to their choices than ever, making conscious decisions on the 5 W’s (and H) of spending our…

What's On
Get Your Sip On, A Boozy Wine Crawl Is Hitting Ponsonby On Saturday

Everyone’s favourite booze-filled journey, the classic pub crawl, has had a grape new transformation and with only 50 tickets left,…

Food & Drink
Grab Your Crew, Here’s Where To Eat And Drink This Labour Day In Auckland

The only work you should be doing on Labour Day is lifting a glass or fork to your mouth. That’s a fact. To help you along with your…

Food & Drink
Fill Up The Ice Tray, Here Are 12 Of The Best Vodkas In New Zealand

Long and unjustly discriminated as the smuttiest of spirits, vodka is both the queen of classy and the king of trashy—and we should…

Bars & Pubs
Dive Into Ocsober With Auckland’s 10 Best Mocktail Bars

There's nothing better than shooting the breeze with friends, ice cold beverage in hand and grazing on delish eats (the more…

Queenstown
Margo’s Is The Hot New Mexican Joint You Need To Check Out In Queenstown

Raise your salt-rimmed glasses, the hottest new Mexican joint has just opened up in New Zealand’s staycation hot-spot, Queenstown.…

Food & Drink
Get Your Late-Night Caffeine Fix With Auckland’s Best Espresso Martinis

Espresso martinis are like the grown-up version of a coffee, a harmonious yet powerful blend of alcohol and caffeine that will see you…

Bars & Pubs
Where To Score The Best Aperol Spritz In New Zealand

Ah, aperitivo hour, a magical space in time dedicated to sipping, snacking and chatting with your mates. You can thank the Italians for…

Bars & Pubs
Cosy Up At Auckland’s 8 Best Bars And Restaurants With Fireplaces

During the winter months all we want to be is niiice and toasty. And there’s no better way to achieve said goals than dining…

Restaurants
Meet Beau, Ponsonby’s Boujee New Wine Bar That Will Whisk You Off Your Feet

Meet Beau—a neighbourhood wine bar that is guaranteed to steal your heart, captivate your tastebuds and tantalize your palate with…

Restaurants
Lick your lips, Sumthin Dumplin Has Opened A Hot New Beer Garden In Ponsonby

Dumpling fans listen up! Our fave dumpling joint, Sumthin Dumplin has joined Ponsonby’s strip with their epic new beer garden Midnight…

Food & Drink
Amp Up, Here Are The 11 New Bars And Eateries We’re Most Excited For At Commercial Bay

Here at Urban List, nothing's got us more hyped right now than the news that after four long years in the making, the billion-dollar…

Restaurants
Calling All Wine Lovers, Natural Wine Bar Clay Has Nestled In On K’ Road

Wine and pizza, could you ask for a better combination? Well listen up, K' Road’s new hidden gem Clay, delivers exactly that and…

Restaurants
Forks At The Ready, Bar Céleste, A French Inspired Neo Bistro Has Hit K’ Road

Is there anywhere else in Auckland where you can get shucked oysters at 2am? We think not. So if you want the best of both worlds, where…

Bars & Pubs
Set Sail For Viaduct Yacht Club, Auckland’s Swish New Bar And Eatery By The Sea

Just when we thought there couldn't possibly be room in our hearts (or stomachs) for another seaside opening, along came Viaduct Yacht…

Bars & Pubs
10 Of The Best Bars In Queenstown You Need To Hit Up For An Epic Night Out

People come from all over to experience Queenstown’s jaw-dropping scenery and host of adventurous activities. From traditional…

Bars & Pubs
Find Your Perfect Tipple At One Of The Best Bars In Wellington

When Welly has a good day, there’s nothing better than making the most of it and having a drink in the sun.  When Welly has a bad…

Tauranga
Grab A Drink At The 9 Best Bars In Tauranga And The Mount

There are few things in life more refreshing than a cold beer after a hike up to the top of Mauao, or an afternoon of surfing the clear blue…

Food & Drink
Grab A Drink At Australia And New Zealand’s Best New Bars Of 2019

Well, it turns out gin isn’t the only thing we’ve all been frothing over this year—the stellar list of bars that have…

News
Drink Up, A Fleet Of Free Mojito Tuk Tuks Hits Auckland Tonight

Checking out different hotspots around town has got to be one of our favourite things ever so get ready Auckland—your dreams are about…

Bars & Pubs
Cult Fave Good George Have Just Opened Their Most Epic Outpost Yet

Something good is brewing down at Wynyard Quarter, and we think you're going to like it. Good George, the award-winning Hamilton brewery…

Bars & Pubs
Get Excited, Little Culprit Is Your New Central City Oasis

The Culprit boys are at it again, this time opening an elegant little bar directly across the road from their Wyndham Street flagship. In…

Wellington
Bottoms Up, A New Hidden “Wine Pub” Has Opened In Wellington

Hidden away at the back of the currently under-restoration Cadbury’s building on Dixon street, this brand new bar has heaps of…

Bars & Pubs
Round Up The Crew, ELMOS, A New European Pizza Bar Has Opened In Ponsonby

Pizza! need we say any more? Well actually yes, we think you’ll want to hear this. European haven ELMOS has opened its door (a funky…

U:L By You
Raise A Glass, Here Are The 7 Best Wineries In Hawke’s Bay

We don’t know about you, but wine is one of our favourite things. And lucky for us, Hawke’s Bay is known as one of the best…

News
Get Spooked, A Creepy Cocktail Making Class Is Coming To Auckland

If you love a bit of Halloween and are amped for the ghost and ghoul fest coming up at the end of the month then have we got the event for…