Wellington Nightlife

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  • 1. Welsh Dragon Bar

    The Welsh Dragon Bar is located on an island between Cambridge Tce and Kent St in a what was once a public toilet. It was a toilet stop for the trams and plays on both Welsh culture and former...

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  • 2. The Thistle Inn

    The Thistle Inn is an interesting place to visit for an evening drink. It's history begins in 1840, where it stood very near to the waterfront until land was reclaimed in 1876 pushing the foreshore...

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  • 3. The Apartment: The Apartment

    The Apartment is styled on a New York loft apartment so the blurb for this place goes. It's a nice spot and has a good range of beers and wines. Rather pricey...

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  • 4. Mac's Alehouse: Mac's Alehouse

    Mac's brewery produces some good beers with many of them on site. The Alehouse itself has up and downstairs tables with downstairs more the pub grub spot and...

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  • 5. Motel: Motel Lounge

    The Motel bar is behind a restaurant called Chow in Tory Street, entrance is off Forresters Lane. There is (usually) a bouncer out the front, and they are quite...

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  • 6. General Practitioner: The GP

    The GP is a nice pub and food spot on the corner of Willis and Boulcott Sts. It's a two story building in a great location to catch the afternoon sun - when...

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  • 7. Leuven: Belgian Beer

    The Leuven bar is a really great spot to relax with your favourite Belgian beer and have a few fries with mayo or one of many Mussel dishes. Situated in...

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  • 8. Circa, Downstage, maybe Bats - Pics coming soon: Going to the Theatre

    If you are at a loose end, sick of going out drinking, weather is bad, nothing good on TV - try and pick up half price tickets for a play - go to the...

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  • 9. 3C: Colonial Carrying Company

    The old Colonial Carrying Company in Chews Lane has been changed into a very nice pub with a mix of new and old. It's quite a nice setting on the lane and there...

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  • 10. Black Harp: Black Harp

    The Black Harp is a great Irish bar on Featherston St with all of the stuff you'd expect from an Irish bar - good booze and some good entertainment on and near...

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  • 11. The Shepherds Arms: Civilised Thorndon style night life

    No rough types. NO POKIE MACHINES! Very nice food which is not a total rip off. Sit at the tables and get waitress service - or sit on the bar stools and order...

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  • 12. Blue Note: Late opener

    I am sure there are other places in Wellington where you can get a drink at 6am but so far this is the only one I know about. It's most recent reincarnation is...

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  • 13. Chow: Chow

    Situated above Burger King on Tory street/Courtenay Place corner, Chow is a good spot for a bit of Asian food or just a drink. We popped in here after work for...

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  • 14. Courtney Place: Nightlife

    The best range of places for a good night out are all on Courtney Place or of adjoing streets such as Cuba Mall. There is a large variety of clubs/ bars and...

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  • 15. The Lotus Room: Hidden up the stairs

    I just had a great Saturday night up at the Lotus Room. It seemed to be one of the only busy bars in town on this particular night. We started out having a sing...

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  • 16. Courtenay Place: Nightlife

    In Wellington, the only place to be for socialising is the city centre. Its great for everyone (bit like most of NZ).On Courtenay Place there are plenty of bars...

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  • 17. Malthouse: Malthouse

    The Malthouse has recently moved from Willis St to its new location on Courtenay place between Tory & Allen sts. The bar is on the smaller side but has plenty...

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  • 18. Jet: Jet

    Jet is a bar and situated on the corner of Courtenay Place & Allen St. It is a smallish spot but with really comfy semi-circle cubicles inside and some tall...

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  • 19. Courtney Place: Kenny Rogers

    Not sure if he is still there but, back in '99 I happened upon a local busker playing guitar to the late night bar hoppers. He looked very much like Kenny...

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  • 20. Bar Bodega: Pop Rock Ale Mecca

    This is a place where many a famous Kiwi and overseas band have played many a memorable gig.Apparently the only folks never to come through here were The Finn...

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  • 21. Sandwiches: .....doesn't sell sandwiches.

    My Brother MC Rugged does Drum'N'Bass and Hip Hop nights at Sandwiches, and the Pheonix. They're worth a look in. Especially when the big boys are in town....

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  • 22. Courtenay Quarter

    Courtenay Quarter more than lives up to its reputation as Wellington's entertainment zone. It is renown as NZ's only true restaurant precinct & one of the...

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  • 23. Happy: Free Jazz i.e. avante garde

    Happy is a must see if you like jazz, or in fact any music because they have a huge variety. They have a bar now and there are some heavy free jazz players...

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  • 24. Jet Bar: Sexy Smooth Downtown Bar

    Perhaps my favorite nightclub in all of Wellington (maybe even New Zealand) is Jet Bar. Though there is not a lot of gimics at this bar, it might be the most...

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  • 25. Matterhorn: Pure Flash Nightclub on Cuba Street

    Located on Cuba Street, Matterhorn is known as the place to be for the young and hip. You have to bring your smoothest outfit and sly attitude to the Matterhorn...

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