Bedford Soda & Liquor

Cocktail Bar in Auckland

Image by Brett Atkinson Lonely Planet

Candlelight and a semi-industrial fit-out set the scene for a New York–style bar devoted to the American drinking culture. The cocktails are pricey but worth it: some come wreathed in smoke, others in the alcoholic equivalent of a snow globe, while the 'salted caramel Malteaser whisky milkshake' is exactly as decadent as it sounds.