Recommended Bars Near Vector Arena
So, you've been counting down the days till that once in a lifetime concert at Vector Arena and you want to get into the spirit with a few quiets...the question remains - where do you go for a few pre-event drinks?
Head into Auckland city early and get into the spirit at one of these recommended bars near Vector Arena. The bars are within easy walking distance to the Vector Arena and each is a quality bar in it's own right.
SKYCITY Auckland, 91 Federal Street, 1010
- Authentic Spanish bar
- Delicious tapas and pintxos
- Menu by Peter Gordon
- Award-winning and intimate
- Live music Thurs-Sat
The Paddington is a top Central Auckland spot to unwind after work or take in a sports event. Five minutes from Vector Arena, it's perfect for pre-concert drinks. The Paddington in Parnell offers full breakfast, brunch and lunch and a la carte dining during the day and evening. With an extensive range of NZ and imported beers and superb NZ and Australian wines; you’ll not be left thirsty at The Paddington.
Recognised as a sporting Mecca, there's often standing room only for big sports events. The main bar boasts a big screen & 6 flat screen TVs to catch all the action.
117 St Georges Bay Road,
Casual cool is an understatement. The Britomart Country Club is the place to be before (and especially) after that Vector Arena gig. It's a bit more of a hike than the others on the list, so make sure you drag yourself away from the putting green nice and early.
31 Galway Street,
Going to a Vector concert in a group? If so, Easy Tiger should be your bar of choice. Roooaarrr.
23 Dockside Lane,
Mexico is the new kid on the Britomart block but is already getting some rave reviews (check out our own review). Mexican food and beer (or tequila) - certainly the perfect warm-up act for any concert.
23 Britomart Place,
An Auckland institution and for good reason. Northern Steamship is perhaps the closest bar to Vector Arena but be warned, it does get packed pretty early on. Recession - what recession?
122 Quay Street,
Tyler St Garage is home to Auckland's very best rooftop bar so if you're keen to people-watch the revellers as they head to Vector Arena, this venue is the place to do it. Oh, and grab a hot dog...they're good!
120 Quay Street,