Nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Palmerston North

Brew Union

An impressive warehouse formerly housing a butcher, followed by a record store and sports shop, is now the best spot for a drink in Palmy. Reaching across an entire block, the microbrewery-bar and restaurant has 21 …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in New Plymouth

Snug Lounge

Located inside the iconic former White Hart Hotel, this savvy bar on the downtown fringe is the classiest place in town for a drink – unlike its predecessor. Dress to be seen, order a Tropical Botanical (gin, coconu…
Coffee in Whanganui

Article

Article serves fair-trade organic Devil's Cup coffee, milkshakes (and sometimes doughnuts) in the old Wanganui Chronicle building. Inside is a collection of things you wish you'd found at secondhand stores, and a vi…
Coffee in New Plymouth

Escape Coffee

Inside this old wool warehouse is a counter selling raw snacks and coffee (roasted out the back in a shipping container). There's a fridge loaded with ready-made chia puddings, bircher muesli and juices, alongside a…
Bar in New Plymouth

Hour Glass

On an unremarkable rise of Liardet St is this late-night tapas and craft-beer bar, with richly brocaded crimson drapes, straight-backed wooden chairs and interesting timber panelling. Plenty of craft beers, killer c…
Coffee in New Plymouth

Bean Store

In a converted warehouse with steel beams and exposed timber is New Plymouth's best coffee spot. The Ozone roastery out the back supplies other cafes and a tiled counter supports a grey La Marzocco machine with matc…
Bar in Whanganui

Lucky Bar + Kitchen

One of the few places for a night out in Whang, Lucky serves local fare worth eating, even if you're not into live music. With boxes stacked behind a small stage, round paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and di…
Cocktail Bar in Whanganui

Frank Bar + Eatery

With DJs and events lined up every weekend and a solid cocktail list, we'll be Frank when we tell you that this is the place for a night out. The lofty space is split into an industrial-chic dining area with a mezza…
Sports Bar in New Plymouth

Crowded House

A sporty hive of boozy activity with lofty ceilings, booth seating, pool tables (in good nick) and big-screen TVs. The restaurant serves impressive 'plank' platters and 'Crowdy blocks' (chocolate blocks served with …
Coffee in Palmerston North

Halcyon

'Happy birthday to me', reads a message left by a customer on Haylcon's blackboard wall. 'Kieran sucks at checkers', reads another. It's part of the community feel of this little coffee shop, and with books, boardga…