Hotel DeBrett Housebar
The Housebar is utterly seductive—decked out in rich wood detailing and teal blue, it's one of the city's best-looking bars. But it has more than just a pretty face—it’s one of the best places in town to try a fine selection of New Zealand wines and boutique beers. Start your tour of local libations here: With Pegasus Bay (order the reisling), Johanneshof (try the gewurtzraminer), and Seresin (a leader in biodynamics), the wine list represents makers at the top of their game. Emersons, Epic, Panhead, and Liberty lead the charge in boutique beers.