The Shout NZ November/December 2021

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summer hotspots

As the hospitality industry continues to be affected by the global pandemic, The Shout NZ is dedicated to supporting Kiwi locals. This month we’re exploring New Zealand’s best spots to enjoy an ice-cold brew or crisp wine in the summer sun.

AUCKLAND: ROOFTOP AT QT Perched on the sixth floor of QT Auckland, Rooftop at QT offers an elevated setting and peak drink and dine experience flowing from laid back afternoons to lavish late nights. With sweeping views of the harbour and the superyachts that call the marina home, you can also take in the cityscape panorama and feel like you’re a world away this summer. Designed by Nic Graham, Rooftop at QT’s quirky interiors are inspired by Auckland’s harbour and it boasts a world-class beverage programme, with 12 signature cocktails on rotation. Signature summer drink: The RuRu - a refreshing and classic flavour combination of rhubarb, apple brandy, fennel gin and citrus. Top summer food and drink pairing: The Bodrum Sour cocktail and lamb ribs.

CHRISTCHURCH: SMASH PALACE A bus in a beer garden, Smash Palace is one of the best Christchurch bars to visit on a nice sunny day. It started as a temporary bar after the 2011 earthquakes, but was so popular that it became a permanent fixture. Part beer garden, part backyard garage and part historical record, Smash Palace is somewhere to enjoy the sunshine; somewhere with enough space for bigger groups to gather; somewhere to park bicycles; somewhere the beer is cold and the chips are hot. Signature summer drink: Bodgie Beer- the house beer brewed especially for the customers at Smash Palace. Top summer food and drink pairing: A cheeseburger and Bodgie Pale Ale on a warm summer's afternoon


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