The Best Gin Bars Across New Zealand

The Best Gin Bars Across New Zealand

Gin has been having a moment for a while now, with its crisp and refreshing taste, and versatility in cocktails. New Zealand is no exception to the trend, with a number of fantastic gin bars popping up around the country. Here are some of the best gin bars in New Zealand in 2023.

The Churchill, Auckland
A stylish and sophisticated bar that is a must-visit for gin enthusiasts. The bar is named after Winston Churchill, who famously said, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire." The Churchill boasts an impressive selection of over 100 gins from around the world, as well as a range of tonics and mixers to complement them. The bar also offers a variety of gin cocktails and a menu of bar snacks and small plates to enjoy alongside your drink.
Location: 396 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Gin Gin, Christchurch
A charming little bar located in the city's historic New Regent Street. The bar specializes in New Zealand gins, showcasing a range of locally-made spirits that are sure to impress. Gin Gin Christchurch has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always happy to recommend a gin or cocktail based on your tastes. The bar also offers gin tasting flights, allowing you to sample a selection of gins and discover new favorites.
Location: 4 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Zanzibar, Dunedin
A popular haunt for gin lovers in the city. The bar is situated in a beautifully restored heritage building, and its decor is a mix of old-world charm and modern elegance. Zanzibar has an extensive gin menu, featuring gins from all over the world, as well as a range of tonic waters and mixers to suit every taste. The bar also offers gin tasting flights, as well as gin-based cocktails and a menu of delicious bar snacks and meals.
Location: 311 George Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

The Gin Trap, Napier
A quaint little bar that is well worth a visit if you're in the area. The bar is housed in a charming old building and has a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The Gin Trap has an impressive selection of gins, with a focus on New Zealand and Australian distillers. The bar also offers a range of gin-based cocktails and a menu of tasty food options, including sharing plates and pizzas.
Location: 64 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier 4110

In conclusion, New Zealand is home to some fantastic gin bars, each with its own unique atmosphere and selection of gins. Whether you're a seasoned gin enthusiast or just looking to try something new, these bars are sure to satisfy your cravings for a delicious and refreshing gin cocktail. So next time you're in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, or Napier, be sure to check out The Churchill, Gin Gin Christchurch, Zanzibar, and The Gin Trap.

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