The Dazzling Nightlife in Auckland

Being the biggest city in New Zealand, Auckland is replete with fun-filled activities to pep up the night. The finest bars, night clubs and live shows are all part of the amazing nightlife in Auckland. Here’s a look into some of the best options to make the most out of your night in the city.

Best Bars to Enjoy Nightlife in Auckland

You can both unwind after a strenuous day and revel in the stunning nightlife of Auckland from one of these top-notch bars.


1) Fukuko

Located in Auckland’s Britomart precinct, Fukuko is a Japanese-themed bar that mainly serves cocktails with shochu (Japanese spirit) as the key ingredient. The peaceful atmosphere and chic décor of the bar earns much praise from the customers. Having the largest range of Japanese whiskeys for any New Zealand bar, Fukuko is the right place to grab some delish Japanese bar-food like the Nori chips, spicy chicken ramen and fukuko fried chicken.

They have added a sprinkle of the Japanese flavor into some of the food delicacies like the Mexican Tacos. The menu of Fukuko also contains Japanese wines, sake and snacks.
Location: 43 Tyler Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Timings: Mon 11.00am – 3.00pm, Tue & Wed 11.00am – 11.00pm, Thu 11.00am – 12.00am, Fri 11.00am – 2.00am, Sat 5.30pm – 2.00am
Cost: $75 for two people approx. (with alcohol)

2) The Conservatory

Touted as the world’s first living bar, The Conservatory is an outstanding Auckland eatery set in the welcoming and cozy atmosphere at Wynyard Quarter. Along with an amazing view of the ocean, the award-winning bar has fine cocktails and wines. They also have beloved food delights made from the fresh local produce like the sixteen-inch pizzas, platters, and ribs.

A part of the vibrant nightlife in Auckland, the Conservatory becomes a venue for music nights and other entertainment programs year-round. It also succeeds in bringing together casual dining and drinking under one roof.
Location: E1/17 Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Timings: Mon 12.00am – 10.00pm, Tue 11.00am – 11.00pm, Wed & Thu 11.30am – 11.00pm, Fri 11.00am – 1.00am, Sat 10.30am – 1.00am, Sun, Sun 10.30am – 11.00pm
Cost: $85 for two people approx. (without alcohol)

Best Nightclubs in Auckland

The dynamic nightclubs in the largest city of New Zealand are sure to enliven your night.


1) Impala

 Housed in the basement of the former Southern Insurance Building on Shortland Street, Impala was established by a couple of event promoters from the Red Rum Touring International. Having live music and a dance floor, it is majorly credited for bringing prominent DJs from around the world like Flosstradamus, Wilkinson and Dillion Francis to the country. The friendly service, fine cocktails, cozy indoor seating and private dining area are the other central features of the enticing nightclub.
Location: 7 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Timings: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun Closed, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00pm – 4.00am
Cost: $60 for two people approx. (with alcohol)

2) The Roxy

With stylish décor and efficient service, The Roxy is perhaps Auckland’s premier nightclub. Located in Auckland Central, it has a bar which serves amazing cocktails like the kiwi fruit liquor champagne or the café le peche coffee martini. Its dance floor has both local and international DJs arriving during evenings.

The Roxy is housed on the Imperial building’s upper floor offering three sixty degree views of the city from its rooftop deck. Having both indoor and outdoor seating facility, the nightclub is also available as a venue for functions.
Location: 7 Fort Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Timings: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun Closed, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00pm – 4.00am
Cost: $60 for two people approx. (with alcohol)

Comedy Clubs in Auckland

The nightlife in Auckland gets even more exciting when you watch any of the live comedy gigs held throughout the week.


The Classic Comedy

The home of live comedy in New Zealand, The Classic Comedy became hugely successful shortly after it was first established in 1997. Mostly open for all seven days of the week, it stages both foreign and local acts. A large number of talented comedians, both local and international arrive during the Annual Comedy Festival to perform on stages all over Auckland.

The festival usually happens each year between April and May.
Location: 321 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Timings: Mon & Wed 7.00pm – 11.30pm, Thu 6.30pm – 11.00pm, Fri & Sat 6.30pm – 1.00am, Tue & Sun Closed
Cost: Tickets start from $5, 10 acts for $15 (only on Wednesdays) 

Auckland Night Markets

Although Auckland Night Markets started small on Pakuranga in 2010, it has expanded to become the largest night market. Currently set in seven different locations in the city, the market has close to two hundred stallholders. Thai and Chinese food are usually the most sought after food delicacies in these stalls.

Apart from delish street cuisine, the stalls have jewelry, crafts, and clothing. The live performances of magicians, dance troupes, and other talented artists from all over the world add to the market’s lively ambiance.


1) Sylvia Park Night Market

Come and enjoy the nightlife in Auckland by taking part in this diverse cultural experience.
Location: 355 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand
Timings: Mon 5.00pm – 12.00am

2) Mt Wellington Night Market

Held on Tuesday Nights in the carpark under Countdown Mt. Wellington.
Location: 201, Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand
Timings: Tue 5.00pm – 11.00pm

3) Botany Town Night Market

This weekly night market offers free live entertainment, abundant parking facilities and almost two hundred stalls to choose from.
Location: Botany Town Centre, Under Famer’s Carpark, 588 Chapel Road, Botany, Auckland 2013, New Zealand
Timings: Wed 5.00pm – 11.00pm

Canyon Trips

If you are looking to add some adventure into your night in Auckland, canyoning can be just apt.


Awol Canyon Adventures

Awol Adventures in Auckland offer nighttime canyoning. Explore the picturesque Piha canyon under the guidance of an experienced instructor with just your headlamp and the glowworms on the wall as the light sources.
Location: 23 Seaview Road, Piha 0772, New Zealand
Duration: Five hours
Cost: $215
Do you have anything to add about the amazing nightlife in Auckland? Tell us in the comments.

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