The top five whiskey bars

East and Bays Courier - - OUT & ABOUT -

Win­ter is a time that calls for soul­warm­ing spir­its

There’s a big se­lec­tion of whiskey bars to choose from in Auck­land, from the old and es­tab­lished to the new and funky. Whether it’s an up­mar­ket lounge bar you’re look­ing for or a dimly lit hole-in-the­wall, Auck­land has some­thing for all whiskey lovers. The Whiskey This Pon­sonby drink­ing den blends rock tunes with so­phis­ti­cated decor and an exclusive am­bi­ence. The whiskey and cock­tail se­lec­tion is ex­ten­sive, and the staff are charm­ing and al­ways up for a yarn. What’s more, it’s open into the wee hours, seven days a week. Chop Chop Noo­dle House It’s easy to over­look Chop Chop’s whiskey se­lec­tion, thanks to its mouth-wa­ter­ing Asian cui­sine. But the pork buns are even more en­joy­able when washed down with ex­otic spir­its. The at­mos­phere is bustling, per­fect for those who en­joy fast ser­vice. Fukuko This re­laxed lit­tle bar has the big­gest col­lec­tion of Ja­panese whiskey in Auck­land - from old­style drops to more mod­ern and al­ter­na­tive la­bels. Don’t be fooled by the size of the place when you find it in the Brit­o­mart precinct - this cosy den is hard to beat for a whiskey-soaked night. The Cor­ner Store This city fringe bar has an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of malt whiskey, and it’s just up the road from the Pow­er­sta­tion for pre-drink­ing con­cert go­ers, and there’s a spa­cious court­yard with cosy fires and plenty of seat­ing. The Lums­den Free­house Up to forty va­ri­eties of Amer­i­can bour­bon whiskeys line the shelves of New­mar­ket’s Lums­den Free­house. It also has a se­lec­tion of over 15 taps of rotating lo­cal beers.

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