Auckland and Wellington bars dominate awards

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Auckland and Wellington have taken most of the honours at this year's New Zealand Bar Awards.

Wellington's Matterhorn picked up bar of the year for the second year in a row, as well as best drinks selection a second time around.

The capital's Hawthorn Lounge was named new bar of the year.

Auckland picked up a swag of awards, including pub of the year for Galbraith's Alehouse and new pub of the year with Living Room.

The city also boasts the nation's best bartender, Nick Ravenhall from Corner Bar.

Christchurch's Double Happy won nightclub of the year, in the sole South Island victory.

Full list of winners

Bar of the year Matterhorn, Wellington

Bar manager of the year Daniel Walker, Suite, Auckland

Wine Bar of the year Vivo Enoteca Cucina, Wellington

Pub of the year Galbraith's Alehouse, Auckland

New pub of the year Living Room, Auckland

New Bar of the year Hawthorn Lounge, Wellington

Nightclub of the year Double Happy, Christchurch

Best drinks selection Matterhorn, Wellington

Bar team of the year Clooney, Auckland

Operator of the year David Hawk, Suite & Crow Bar, Auckland

Cocktail bar of the year Mea Culpa, Auckland

Cocktail list of the year Hawthorn Lounge, Wellington

Best music offering Sandwiches, Wellington

Best bar food La Zeppa, Auckland

- NEWSTALK ZB, NZ HERALD STAFF

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