Roots Bar

Bar in Takaka

This popular dance-music-focused joint has a quality sound system, lively evenings and a garden bar with eclectic Bay residents lending colour. Tasman and Marlborough craft beers go well with an interesting snacks menu – think wild venison burgers, wild goat and smoked eel bruschetta – from a local who's returned home after cooking in the big smoke for 18 years.

Check its Facebook page for details of regular gigs and DJ sets.