Last month we spent a weekend in Dunedin. The weather was terrible and maybe it is because of the often terrible weather that Dunedin has a lot of excellent places to drink . We ducked in and out of some great cafes and bars (Morning Magpie, Mazagran, The Standard Kitchen, Good Good, Starfish, Pequeño, Albar and we would have liked to go to the Inch bar). There's even a guy (Brendan Seal) who is making wine in the city itself at a place called Urbn Vino.
There are several breweries in town. There is the long-established Speights brewery and you can take a tour if you like. We drink plenty of the stuff in Lyttelton, but didn’t want to spend the time on a tour. I thought the best thing was the springwater that was available on tap outside (for a voluntary donation). We also visited the New New New brewery (it's quite new) and the Emersons brewery.
If you like to drink coffee, wine, beer, or something stronger, you can guarantee you'll find your kind of place in Dunedin. Just don’t expect the weather to be any good.