Capital Drinking Haunts

“Wellington is famous for its tiny, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, fashion boutiques, award winning restaurants and buzzing nightlife,” Lost at E Minor travel site explains. Australian tourist, Patrick Stevenson — a.k.a. The Hipster’s — favourites include the Hawthorn Lounge, The Matterhorn and Mighty Mighty. “You could be mistaken for thinking you’ve stepped right back into the 1920s, with Hawthorn’s gentleman’s club style retreat escorting bar goers back into time where poker, cocktails and big-band medleys rained supreme. The Hawthorn has all the grace one would expect from the flapper era, especially with their big band music and nattily attired staff.”


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Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate…