Dux de Lux, Christchurch
Dux de Lux is Latin for Masters of the Finest and they keep up their name especially with their beer. The Dux is good for both a bite to eat and place to meet and has been around since 1978. The main nights here are Friday and Saturday with a live band normally playing in the Tavern Bar. The sort of music is generally alternative rock so a good fit for the crowd that tends to gather here. There is lots of outside seating in two separate areas with people in suits also making an appearance on most Friday nights.
A good selection of locally produced beer including Dux's great Nor' Wester beer plus several others including the Hereford Bitter and Blue Duck. I have sampled most of the brews and am more than happy with the product!! There are three separate bars catering to different crowds so see which one fits you the best!
There is also a Dux de Lux in Queenstown though I have not been there as yet.
Dress Code: This is a fairly casual place with a good standard of dress expected in the de Lux Lounge but a lesser standard in the Brew Bar and Tavern.
OK, if you've gotten through all those other spots and still not happy, there's a very cool place called the Dux de Lux, they have live bands most weekend's, the food is good, the beer is good (I might add they brew there own) and there's heaps of space as they have about 3 different areas you can have a drink, as well as outside!!
It's just cool...they do sponsor a lot of the upcoming local bands in things like Battle of the bands and things...so your sure to take in a potential big NZ band, if one's not already playing that is!
Dress Code: Fairly Casual...one of the few places you will probably get away with skate shoes, or running shoes. They generally just go for tidy...but all sorts of people hang out there...so just go comfortable!!!!