The nightlife of Auckland may not be as recognised as that of New York, Vegas or the South East, but it has everything needed to delight party lovers. As the demand for Auckland packages
is increasing, more and more bars, nightclubs and discotheques are opening up here. There are numerous localities within the city, where you can go to party; each with a different charm. Read on for details.
Britomart is one of the precincts in Auckland, where 10:00 pm is when the party starts heating up. It is home to many restaurants and bars, so whether you want to drink the night away or fill your tummy, you can come here. Nightclubs like Ortolana and Mexico are popular for their unique decors, whereas Orleans attracts people with live music. You can sip unique cocktails at The Britomart Country Club, Northern Steamship Co., and Tyler Street Garage and Xuxu that serve Asian delights. You can dance till the wee hours at 1885. Music keeps The Britomart Country Club electrified, whereas Northern Steamship is a paradise for beer lovers.
Ponsonby is the favourite nightly haunt of the young people of Auckland as it is home to hip clubs. Here, you will find alternative cafes as well as street-side restaurants and bars. A shopping complex, Ponsonby Central houses an array of cafes, bars and restaurants that will treat you to scrumptious food. Revelry and Ponsonby Social Club are two popular discos in the area; you can catch live music performances at The Crib and Grand Central. Longroom and SPQR attract flamboyant locals and tourists. The pubs here play retro music, which would give you a nostalgic feeling, as well as the latest tracks.
Viaduct Harbour is for those, who want to enjoy views of the sea, glittering with city lights, with their drink. The party here starts as early as 5:00 pm on Fridays, so you can come here then to drink and dine as well as see a sunset. While Euro, which overlooks the sea, and Kermadec will fill your tummy, Soul, Bungalow 8 and Goldfinch will satisfy your thirst with whacky beverages. The electric atmosphere at Spy Bar and Snapdragon will compel you to hit the dance floor; you can visit O’ Hagan’s Irish Pub and Danny Doolans for live music. At Fox’s Ale House Sports Bar, you can watch live rugby matches, whereas Cowboys creates the classic Wild West theme.
Queen Street is a good place to learn about the history of Auckland
while merry making as many bars here are housed in heritage buildings that have a story to tell. The area’s oldest building houses a rustic bar, The Bluestone Room; right across is Spitting Feathers, an English-style tavern which serves international fare. You can hit the dance floor of Bar 101 and experience the Prohibition Era at Habana Joe’s. The open-air settings of Hello Sunshine and Fort Street Union give you panoramic city views, whereas the Camel Bar will save your pocket. The Right Track Sports Bar screens live music; QF Tavern remains abuzz with upbeat music.
Party goers can also head to Karangahape Road, which is home to pubs as well as clubs. This street is especially known for its performances that include DJ nights, hip-hop concerts and contemporary music events. Live concerts are the norm at Galatos Bar and Studio the Venue. There are loads of karaoke bars and restaurants that host regular cabaret shows. Family Bar, Urge, Eagle Bar and Legend are other popular party venues here. If you appreciate comic performances, then you can head to Caluzzi Bar & Cabaret. K Road also house more than 100 restaurants, where you can savour Turkish, Thai, Iranian, European, Mongolian and Chinese dishes.
Kingsland is another city precinct, where the diversity in the culture of Auckland
can be explored through food. You can gorge on Thai, Indian, French and Chinese fare at the restaurants, housed in Edwardian-era buildings. There are many sports bars and pubs here that are especially popular among rugby fans. During a match, the scene at The Kingslander and The Neighbourhood, where a range of signature beers are available, is especially electric.
If you can splurge, then you must enjoy the nightlife in Parnell as it is home to several classy and upscale bars, where the elite and rich come to party. Lit trees illuminate the cobbled walkways, creating an unforgettable scene. Parnell is also the place to be if you want to sample exquisite wines along with dishes from Japanese, Pacific Rim, Italian and other cuisines. Portofino, Non Solo Pizza and Antoine’s will treat you to lavish meals, whereas Chocolate Boutique and Mövenpick will delight you with sinful desserts.
So, waste no more time, and head to Auckland now to explore its vibrant after-dark party scene