60 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Low-fi meets luxury at this hideaway bar on the ground floor of The Intrepid Hotel. The interior glows with emerald green velvet, brass fittings, and chandeliers. Despite the glam, it’s a casual spot for a drink with a friend. Quirky details like taxidermied animals (yes, there is a puffin) pack the space with personality.
Puffin serves organic and minimal intervention wines. Check out the board for what they currently have by the glass. The menu also includes classic cocktails and beer on tap. To go with your drink, there’s a thoughtful menu of charcuterie and cheese, oysters and small plates.