Nightclubs and bars in New Zealand

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    Shakespeare hotel and Microbrewery: Great spot for a beer

    by IreneMcKay Written Jul 17, 2013

    My husband has a friend who lives in Auckland. Like my husband he is an obsessive follower of Walsall F.C. Sad, I know. He introduced us to the Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery

    This is New Zealand's first Brewpub situated on the corner of Wyndam and Albert Street in Central Auckland. It is also a ten bedroom hotel.

    This old English style pub is around a hundred years old. It serves good food and home brewed beers with a Shakespearian twist - for example, Banquo's bitter was on offer during our visit.

    Good service, friendly staff.

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    The Butterfactory: Wining it in Whangarei

    by misoluva Updated Apr 12, 2010

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    This place is at the back of buildings hiding down an alleyway. Real laidback with an upmarket feel. Drop in for a wine but just know it is expensive. They have a good selection of wines - most boutique wine, going off the top of my memory, i remember the cheapest bottle was $48NZD.
    They mainly serve imported beer - which is very expensive. Overpriced in my opinion.
    Apart of the overpriced drinks.
    They do have $10 cocktail nights on Wednsday as well.
    Its a good place to unwind and relax and enjoy a drop of wine.

    Dress Code: tidy casual

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    Rhynoz restaurant/bar grill: Bar

    by misoluva Written Mar 29, 2010

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    Open from lunch to evening serving drinks and meals. They got big screens here for the sport.
    Their also well reknown for their stone grill menu. This is where you order your selection of meats/seafood. They give you a really hot stone and you start cooking your own meal.
    Entertaining but then the novelty wears off. Don't get that if you are really hungry and dont have the patience to wait.
    The meals are substantial, so dont order more than you need to.
    I stopped buying 'top shelf' drinks because i could swear they water down the alcohol content.
    I just stick to beer or RTD's(pre mixed drinks) that way i know exactly what acohol % is in my drink.
    They have happy hour somedays and last time i went they had a really good DJ on Friday nights.

    Dress Code: Casual.
    Sometimes you feel your at the local pub with what the punters wear.

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    Heaven: RnB club

    by misoluva Written Mar 29, 2010

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    Heaven is a nightclub and plays hiphop and RnB music. They make cocktails and sell alot of RTD's(ready to drink aka lollie water) and beer for those who prefer that. The have pool tables and a small dancefloor. Good if your into that scene. Downside about this club is when it gets packed, feels like there is no air conditioning.
    I could swear there is no air conditioning in there. You have to head up the stairs to get there. They have a lift for wheel chair/disabled access as well.
    Men aint allowed to wear just singlets or strip off, you 'll be booted out.
    They sometimes have bands or popular well known NZ DJ's and some hiphop acts.
    Drinks range from $6-20.

    Dress Code: Men aint allowed to wear just singlets or strip off, you 'll be booted out.
    No hoodies or bandana.
    The bouncers won't hesitate to escort you out if you misbehave.

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    The Playhouse: 1st Class Live Entertainment & Food

    by EGerard Written Jul 5, 2009

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    The Playhouse is set off by itself, about a 25 minute drive from Motueka; it's more or less by it's lonesome, which adds a certain mystique to the evening. The surrounding area is beautiful and well kept, with a lovely little pond filled with water fowl flowing beneath a small bridge to nowhere. A three course meal plus the play will run you $75 Kiwi dollars, a real treat. The food is well prepared, the wine selection is admirable, and the acting was top rate; the play I witnessed was a comedy, with Kiwi humour sprinkled in liberally. A truly enjoyable evening with great food and entertainment for a good price. Plus, the architecture is rather... interesting.

    Dress Code: There was no stringent dress code, but virtually everyone showed up in at least a nice shirt or dress.

    Entertainment Awaits; Proceed The Column Of Play Mystery Bird Awalkin'
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    Herbals: Legal highs

    by srinpav Written Jun 22, 2009

    When I was in Christchurch I met some guys who seemed to have having an extra special time on the town if you know what I mean. I asked them what they had taken and they told me about a shop that sold legal herbal drugs. The next day my girlfriend and I decided to seek out this so called store out of interest. We bought these things called wizzers and we were totally hammered for literally 24 hours. mind you we had 3 each in one hit as we were sceptical of whether they would do anything. So by all means seek out this herbals shop if you are in christchurch, I'm sure if you googled it you could find it, or just ask around. Take care though it was pretty full-on and was a bit more than we bargained on.

    Em and I absolutely hammered from the herbals
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    Harrah's Sky City Casino, Auckland: Gambling

    by hopang Updated Feb 10, 2009

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    Sky City Casino (formerly Harrah's Sky City Casino) is located at the base of Sky Tower in the Central Business District of Auckland. It opens round the clock and everyday. There are approximately 1,600 slot machines and more than 100 classic table games spread over two levels. It is the only casino in Auckland and the second in New Zealand.

    Sky Tower is also home to a 700 seat theatre, a convention centre, several bars and restaurants and two leading hotels.

    Dress Code: No proper dress code is required.

    Harrah's Sky City Casino, Auckland
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    Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl in Wellington

    by Moni87dk Written Jan 24, 2009

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.

    You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere!

    Dress Code: If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about having a good time with your gals.
    Some places though, wont allow you in if you´re wearing slippers or sneakers.

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    Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl in Wellington

    by Moni87dk Written Jan 24, 2009

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.

    You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere!

    Dress Code: If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about having a good time with your gals.
    Some places though, wont allow you in if you´re wearing slippers or sneakers.

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    Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl in Wellington

    by Moni87dk Written Jan 24, 2009

    Wellington is one of the best cities in New Zealand, to go make yourself a pubcrawl.

    You could start of in one of the many pubs on Cuba Street, and end the evening in the Courtenay Place District, where entertainment awaits you everywhere!

    Dress Code: If youré on a pubcrawl, you don´t have to impress everyone with your clothing style, but it´s rather about having a good time with your gals.
    Some places though, wont allow you in if you´re wearing slippers or sneakers.

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    Courtney Place Wellingon: Where??

    by kpilcher26 Written Apr 3, 2008

    If you are in Wellington for a weekend evening and are looking for a night out, Courtney Place is very lively with loads of places to go. The more commercial places are obvious and hard to miss but venture down a side street e.g. Blair St and find something more tasteful.

    Dress Code: Depends what your into

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    Oxford & columbus, Christchurch: What the %$#@

    by wrldtravler Written Nov 28, 2007

    What's with christchurch and halloween. Seems like the locals took to it real hard. A night out on the town is all the reason you need to dress up. Regular friday night in christchurch mean's you will shake a leg with roller girl, vampire brides, hoes and super heroes.

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    Dunedin: Octagon Oasis

    by wrldtravler Written Nov 28, 2007

    Dunedin's main city center is the octagon. There is a smaller INNER octagon and an outer octagon. The inner octagon has most of the clubs and pubs/bars with cafe style open seating and live music.
    As you fan out into the outer octagon you start to get more focused music options (rave clubs, rock joints etc).
    Small by anyone's standards dunedin city center is not to be mistaken for New York or Barcelona but it still has it's own charm and boisterous crowds.

    Dress Code: Dress nice who knows who you meet.

    Some to drink Too much to drink I'm going to go lay down there
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    Various: Auckland Viaduct/ Marina Front

    by wrldtravler Written Nov 28, 2007

    Dotted all over the auckland viaduct are cafe's that moonlight as clubs as the sun sets. With stunning views and a big percentage of locals, the marina is a brilliant place to pub hop and give those dancing shoes a much needed workout.

    Dress Code: Dress nice.. you never know who you could meet.

    Out Partyin' Yah sure i'll do another, I'm on holiday
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    Skycity Tower

    by wctan72 Written Nov 12, 2007

    This place is packed with people at night albeit slightly expensive. Nevertheless its still worth the visit as this is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Experience the glass elevator and panel while on the viewing area!

    Dress Code: Smart casual

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