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17 Warm Bars In New Zealand That Have Fireplaces

There's nothing better than an ice cold beer and a roaring fire.

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1. Malt Bar, Grey Lynn, Auckland

A warm and friendly bar with a roaring fire and delicious tapas... what more could you want?

2. Mikano Restaurant and Bar, Mechanic's Bay, Auckland

Mikano may be one of the fancier places on this list, but is still welcoming and cozy on the coldest of nights. Perched right on the water, it offers up a delicious seafood menu, as well as cocktails that can't be beat.

3. La Zeppa, Freeman's Bay, Auckland

La Zeppa has a stunning outdoor deck but also a cozy central fireplace which will warm up your toes as you sip on their extensive wine list.

4. Orleans, Britomart, Auckland

Orleans serves up wholesome, soul food that'll warm you up and fill your belly. Plus, they've got an outdoor fire so you can stay toasty all year long.


5. York St Mechanics, Newmarket, Auckland

This brick-walled, wooden-beamed bar is filled with restored vintage motorcycles. Enjoy their hearty drinks and delicious pub food – try to nab a seat near their huge brick fireplace.

6. Tyler St Garage, Britomart, Auckland

This well-stocked establishment has a glorious rooftop deck with a huge fire and heaters, so you can check out the view of the harbour without getting frostbite.

7. Golden Dawn, Posonby, Auckland

This clandestine bar has delicious food and cocktails, and an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm, no matter where you choose to sit.

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8. Foxglove, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Set on Wellington's beautiful harbour, Foxglove is filled with overstuffed couches, mood lighting, and a huge fire which makes everything a little more cozy.

9. Public Bar & Restaurant, Wellington CBD

With a huge variety of wines, cocktails and micro brews, Public is the perfect place to while away a frosty Saturday afternoon.

10. Matterhorn, Wellington CBD

Enjoy live music with delicious food and drinks, in a cozy atmosphere made even better with a courtyard fireplace.


11. Southern Cross Garden Bar, Wellington CBD

Every winter, this trendy garden bar becomes a lot warmer as they light up the fireplace and supply hot water bottles and blankets. You truly won't want to leave.

12. Little Beer Quarter, Wellington CBD

As the name may suggest, this is the ultimate stop for all beer geeks. With over 100 different beers, you'll have to keep coming back to try them all.

13. Watershed, Woolston, Christchurch

Ice cold drinks, fresh gourmet food, and a warming fire make the Watershed your best bet on a wintery Saturday night.

14. Barmuda, Queenstown

Imagine reclining in front of this fire, with a frosty drink in hand. Doesn't it sound like heaven?


15. Monty's Bar, Queenstown

Monty's is the perfect place to refuel with a delicious meal after a long day out in the cold. The inviting, warm bar is a Monteith's concept, so you can enjoy all their types of beer and cider. You'll want to go back every single night.

16. The Blue Door, Arrowtown

This charming, rustic bar is set in a historic building, complete with roaring fireplace and cushy armchairs.

17. Pequeno Lounge Bar, Dunedin

Let's face it, if you go anywhere in winter in Dunedin, you're going to want a fire. Add to that Pequeno's delicious cocktail menu and their tasty gourmet food, and you've got yourself a winner.