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Best cocktail bars in the Waikato

Whether your cocktail of choice is a dry martini, shaken, not stirred, as preferred by James Bond, or another magical combination, the mixologists of the Waikato region have got you covered.

It might be that you’re partial to the classics like a martini, or a whiskey sour or perhaps a margarita, or that your preference is a more modern take such as a hot lips cocktail with its hint of chilli.

Here are some of the great places to order up a cocktail and sip in the Waikato.

Wonder Horse, Hamilton

236 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
Open Wednesday - Saturday
www.wonderhorse.co.nz

Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery, Hamilton

298 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
Open Tuesday - Saturday
www.mrpickles.co.nz

Gothenburg Restaurant, Hamilton

17 Grantham Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
Open 7 days a week
www.gothenburg.co.nz

Alpino Cambridge

43 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Open 7 days a week
www.alpino.co.nz

Isobar Raglan

23 Bow Street, Raglan
Open Thursday - Tuesday
www.isobarraglan.nz 

Banh Mi Caphe, Hamilton

Shop 8, River Bank Lane, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Open Tuesday - Saturday
www.banhmicaphe.co.nz

Pony. Bar + Provisions, Cambridge

55 Duke Street, Leamington, Cambridge
Open Tuesday - Sunday
www.ponycambridge.co.nz

Ernest

30 Alexandra Street, Hamilton
Open Wednesday - Saturday
www.ernestnz.com