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Bars and nightlife in Waikato

Top bars

Restaurant
“Lots of atmosphere, made up of quirky pieces, friendly staff and great food and drinks”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food was absolutely amazing and such a good astrosphere to have dinner in(normally closed in midnight)”
  • 62 locals recommend
Café
“A Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump onboard one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. The 900-metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex. Once up top, you can choose to Luge, Mountain Bike, Zoom Zipline, Skyswing, check out the nature trails, shop at the INZPIRED Store or the Jelly Belly Store, enjoy Volcanic Hills wine tasting and dine at Market Kitchen or Stratosfare Restaurant. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you are out and about further afield than Whitianga (to New Chum or Opito, for example) a great gem for lunch or dinner is Luke's Kitchen. Superb sunset views (or daytime for that matter) and great pizza.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Delicious reasonably priced dumplings. Craft beer and a busy happy atmosphere. Family friendly but I do recommend to book. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Again, going with the classics here... the ones that have stood the test of time. Always reliable. It's not for everyone, some people like a bit more grit but SPQR is a favourite.... you'll understand why as soon as you enter, it's a bit fancy but in an Auckland way... put your Gucci sneakers on ladies and put the Clicquot on ice and keep it coming”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“A whisky lover’s paradise, The Jefferson is Auckland’s only dedicated whisky bar—plus their sticky ribs are epic! ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bistro
“Delicious Italian food on K Road, really fun vibe - yummy pasta, Good Happy Hour with seats outside.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice View. The new menu has some fantastic and highly creative cuisine options that will leave you wanting more. Aka the Crayfish toasted sandwich, tasting oysters, chicken parfait are simply superb. Will go back again just to hit these dishes again, so good. Thank you.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“They make great cocktails and they also do tasty tea pot cocktails to share for someone with a tighter budget.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“The Yottie is one of those cool music venues where you never really know who may turn up to play a set. It's a popular gig for touring artists who just want to play an intimate set without the crowds. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Night Club
“Get ready for the real VIP lifestyle you have only heard of. It all begins at Face Club, right at the epicenter of Chancery. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Theatre
“I work there! Amazing shows, festivals and story are told at Q theatre. Plus it has a great bar and restaurant.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Multilevel bar offering live music, DJs & light bites in a sophisticated, contemporary space.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Happening bar & lounge in a former theater featuring signature cocktails, DJs & a rooftop deck.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Heading to Auckland for the latest concert. Avoid the city traffic and catch the ferry from Devonport and a short walk to the Arena venue.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Old-school, community theater offering a range of blockbuster & independent films, plus draft brews.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Multilevel bar offering live music, DJs & light bites in a sophisticated, contemporary space.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Quirky, landmark bar known for shareable teapot cocktails & diverse live music events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Local theatre which holds local and International shows and events. Easy access and parking in Takapuna.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Music concert venue, lots of heavy hitters on the music scene perform here.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Stadium
“5km from us, the Trusts Arena hosts many different events and activities. From concerts, to festivals, and sporting tournaments. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends
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