Matterhorn Among World’s Best

Wellington institution the Matterhorn has been named one of the world’s top five bars by respected US trade magazine, Bartender. The Cuba St local was ranked fifth behind Milk & Honey (London), Salvatore at Fifty (London), The American Bar (London) and Bayswater Brasserie (Sydney). Judges described the Matterhorn as “a bastion of creativity and bar culture in NZ [that] has led the way for many years.” Last year, the Matterhorn was crowned Best Bar in New Zealand and won Best Drink Selection at the inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards in Auckland. “There’s a definite culture that goes with the Matterhorn,” said co-owner Sam Chapman in the NZ Herald. “It’s a real local, rather than just an urban tourist spot – it’s very much part of the fabric of people’s daily lives.”


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On a Road Trip about the North Island

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