Where to meet for Christmas Drinks

When it comes to finding somewhere nice to catch up over a few adult beverages, we have it pretty good in Pukekohe. From sunny outdoor terraces to classy wine bars and everything in between, there's something to suit every taste. 

Bear in mind that you may find that we've mentioned pubs, bars and even restaurants. No matter what the specifics, all of these places have one thing in common: they're a great spot for a Christmas tipple! 

Blue Ox Babe BBQ

Get cosy for the evening under the festive lights of Blue Ox Babe's outdoor conservatory. Try the current favourite cocktails - Mango Chilli Margarita and the Lychee Colada, or opt for a 3L beer tower, vino or a delicious R18 slushy! 

Charleston's of Pukekohe

Charleston's Restaurant & Bar boasts two great spaces to settle in for an evening of festive frivolity and cocktails! Choose from either the outdoor covered terrace, featuring twinkly fairy lights, or the spacious bar with Sky TV and plenty of comfy seating options. The cocktail menu is sure to please every one in the group! 

Ed Steet

Formerly the old Pukekohe Fire Brigade Station built in 1924, Ed Street Bar & Restaurant is another great option if you prefer more of a classic 'pub' vibe. With an all weather courtyard and two gas heaters to keep you toasty while you catch up over drinks, Ed Street could become your new local. 


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If you're a gin lover, we recommend trying SuMei's namesake cocktail. It's a refreshing combination of Roku gin, Pineapple, Chilli, Lychee and Cucumber - perfect for summer! If Gin isn't your bag, they also have an extensive Whiskey menu, as well as wine, Sake/Ume Shu, Vodka and the other usual suspects. 

Franklins Bar & Eatery

Whiskey drinkers, rejoice! Franklins Bar & Eatery dedicates four pages of their drinks menu to the humble spirit, broken down by country - Scotland, NZ, Japan, Ireland and America. But that's not all that's on offer - their cocktail selection will also give you so many options that you'll just have to try one of each.. Passionfruit Martini anyone? 

The Monarch

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The Monarch has long been a staple in Pukekohe's Hospitality scene, and for good reason. Whether you're looking for a relaxed afternoon of Christmas drinks in the sun, or need a group table inside, you're sure to enjoy The Monarch's delicious beverage selection.  

Seddon 64

Pull up a stool at Seddon 64's contemporary wine bar and settle in for the evening. Choose between a great selection of Sparkling, White, Pink, Red and Dessert wine or try one of the craft beers or ciders on offer. 

The Good Home

The Good Home is a home away from home with places to relax in style and comfort. Order a drink from their large selection of beer, wine, cocktails and spirits and find a comfy spot in their bright and lively atrium, sunny beer garden, relaxing dining room or individual whiskey lounge. 

The Longkeeper

Named after Pukekohe's legendary onion, The Longkeeper offers a great selection of beverage choices in a relaxed atmosphere. From top shelf spirits, Sangria and classic cocktails, to tap beer and yummy mocktails, you'll find something to suit every one in the group! 

Click HERE to view all of Pukekohe's Hospitality providers.