Dirty Little Secret

Top choice rooftop bar in Wellington

While it's not strictly a secret (it's packed to the gills on balmy evenings) this hip bar atop the historic Hope Gibbons Ltd building plays hard to get, with a nondescript entrance on Taranaki St next to Jack Hackett's Irish Pub. Expect craft beer, slugged-together cocktails, loud indie music and plastic awnings straining to keep the elements at bay.