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With a tagline like "Auckland's most expensive fire hazard", you know you're going to have fun at this happening, relaxed watering hole. Racket is known for its tasty (and sometimes lethal) cocktails; many are rum-base, as Racket carries over 85 bottles of the stuff from all over the globe (it has the country's biggest selection of premium rums). Grab a seat, if you can, on one of the sofas next to the fireplace. On some nights, Racket has live music.