There has always been funny business in this establishment--before it became a comedy theatre, it was a porn cinema! Now, you will find a varied array of funny folk from part-timers and professionals through to international comedians. Occasionally there are other events, such as music, film and video, and alternative cabaret. Check their website for details of events. There are two licensed bars and cabaret seating for up to 140 people.
A night here at Caluzzi is always a night out to remember. Auckland's most fabulous and friendly drag queens lip-sync to their favorite torch songs as you wine and dine in this cozy venue. Entry is by prior booking only. The entertainers chat at the tables, and later everyone is welcome on the dance floor. Caluzzi is popular with groups from all walks of life; but there is no point coming here if you are looking for a quiet night! The set dinner menu includes dishes such as Scotch fillet steak, vegetarian pasta and Thai chicken curry. Caluzzi is fully licensed.
Devoid of any 'outrageously showy' decor, the Ink Bar is focused on just one thing: being a vibrant party house. A favorite haunt for many local night revelers, the bar features energetic DJs who churn out an eclectic mix of house/ techno beats, much to the delight of those who want to dance the night away. The bar also schedules live music performances of local as well as touring bands on some occasions. If you are looking for a cozy secluded corner, then walk into the covered courtyard and relax with a beer or a cocktail; feeble thumps will still reach you from the bar. Open until dawn, the Ink Bar is a perfect place to celebrate your weekend. Call or visit their website to know more.
It's not difficult to be impressed by this contemporary restaurant/ bar/ nightclub at Auckland city center. Located on the Vulcan Lane, this perennial hangout opens its door early in the evening to some awesomely cooked wood-fired pizzas, and lip-smacking dishes like White Wine Pan Fried Prawns and Cold Cured Salmon, prepared from locally sourced ingredients. These delightful small bites complement well with the bar's famous Teapot cocktails like Shipwrecked, Long Island Iced Tea as well as the like of Sauv Blanc, Pinot Noir and Guinness from its list of beverages. As the day winds out, the tables make way for a spacious dance floor and stage which hosts the scintillating performance of indie rock bands and DJs. Make sure you walk in here with your dancing shoes to show off your moves to the crowd.
This café is located on a character-rich pedestrian lane between Queen Street and High Street, right in the city centre. A charming establishment, the café features wooden floors, wooden walls and leather-clad booths. Due to its central location, it is a popular meeting place day or night. Occidental Belgian Cafe offers real Belgian beers on tap and great pots of mussels, Belgian style. They are fully licensed and have a good range of other drinks available, including fine coffee.
New Zealand opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa opened the centre in 1990, and the multi-purpose venue is host to productions by Opera New Zealand, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, as well as international artists, conventions and exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances. Various venues within the centre, such as the ASB Theatre, seat audiences from 180 to 2256.
Unwind after work or on the weekend with friends over delicious dishes and divine drinks served at The Spitting Feathers. Feast on dishes like the Spaghetti Bolognese, Scampi with chips or beef stew which can be complemented with a glass of wine from their collection of red, white and Chardonnay. Other drinks you can choose from include creative cocktails and beer. The wood-furnished interiors and brick walls give a rustic and cozy appeal to the bar where guests can have a relaxing time.
Gin Room is a classy cocktail set up, situated within the premium Queens Ferry Hotel. Complementing its rich and upscale surroundings, this elegant bar offers its guests a whole range of deliciously crafted gin cocktails and vermouth drinks. To accompany the drinks, the kitchen presents toothsome nibbles that are artistically presented. This desirable evening haunt, invites you to ring in the night with class and comfort.
A typical nightclub with the groovy 80's house music, zingy lights, scrumptious food and well-mixed drinks, Crow Bar fits the bill perfectly. But what sets it apart is the fact that the place has a different aura to itself. From immaculately dressed bartenders to the young and stylish crowd, the place oozes confidence without being too pretentious. The best part would be the fact that with a late license, you can watch wobbly-kneed party-goers step out as early as 5am and yet feeling full of spirits. Please call for exact open hours.
Occupying one of the oldest commercial stone structure on Durham Lane, The Bluestone Room has, for long, quenched the thirst of avid drinkers. Even today, locals walk in here regularly to gulp down a few bottles of craft beer and bask in the historic charm of the building. Apart from the tasty libations, the bar also serves scrumptious delights like Jamaican Chicken Wrap, BBQ Ribs, the traditional Mussel Pot and Gourmet Chicken Burger. For entertainment, the bar hosts cabaret nights, bingo nights, quiz nights and other enticing events that would make you want to come back for more.