Waiheke; Auckland’s very own island paradise, boasts several bars which could’ve made this list. Charlie Farley’s beats them out because a) when sitting on the deck, you feel like you’re at a mates bach and could stay all day b) the staff are an absolute hoot. If you want a bartender with amazing service, better banter and dishy good looks ask for Jules; you’re in for a treat c) The location – right on Onetangi; Waiheke’s most popular and arguably most beautiful beach. You can pop down for a dip in the ocean between drinks and enjoy amazing sea views while sipping on a brew. You bloody beauty.