With a relaxed lounge bar atmosphere, Toast has developed a long-standing reputation for quality cocktails, local DJs and top notch bartending. Owner Jamie and his team have won numerous awards for their cocktails, and on Wednesday evenings you can learn from the masters in an hour-long cocktail making class.
59 Princes St
Playing on Dunedin's shared history and sister-city relationship with Shanghai, The Bund delivers a 1930's feel with a curious mix of East and West in both its food and its styling, and transforms easily from casual daytime cafe to an elegant low key tapas bar at night.
16 The Octagon
AIKA + Co
AIKA & Co is known as the smallest bar in Dunedin (at just 1.8m wide), although not many people will know about the secret courtyard hidden beyond the popular alleyway. Perfect for a private rendezvous, or to escape the crowds. Catch it on a sunny day and admire the wall of hops.
357 George St
Scotia has been an institution in Dunedin for nearly a decade, and with an incredible range of over 200 single malts, it's looking to be become an icon.Once you've had your fill of whisky tasting, pop downstairs to what is one of Dunedin's very finest restaurants, featuring traditional Scottish cuisine with a contemporary New Zealand fusion.
199 Stuart St
78 gins and 40 craft beers. What else can we say?
311 George St