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Top Floor, Student Union Building, University of Auckland,
34 Princes Street,
Auckland Central

(09) 306 6596

Shadows Information

The top floor of the Student Union Building, situated at the Auckland University Campus offers two licensed bar areas for your fun, the biggest and possibly the most well known student venue in New Zealand "Shadows, your student bar".
The second area is Eliv8. This is a licensed bar/cafe which has a large menu and premium beverage offering, it also has possibly the best lunch, dinner and snack deals of its type on campus, so if you wanna chill out, unwind or just kick back and enjoy, check it out, open mid-day daily through to 8.

Shadows is open six days till late and has numerous special deals for all and along with different themes and entertainment offerings every night from pub quiz to live bands, it is “Your social centre on campus”.

See Craccum and of course this site each week for upcoming deals, events, bands and competitions.

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 12.00 till late
Sat: 17.00 till late
Food Times
All opening times.
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Food Info
Bar Menu
Drink Info
Cocktail List available
Large Screen, Pool Tables
Jeans OK, Trainers OK
Outdoor Area
Private outdoor area
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer lawstein4
Shadows is by far the best part about coming to uni! There's always something going on and the staff are chilled out and fun. Shads is the best thing on campus.
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Reviewer tactilefog
Shadows is always quiet. Though there may be crowds, they tend not to mingle too much and there's a definite feeling of exclusiveness in the air. The drinks are good, the food is great and the pup quiz and karaoke nights are personal favourites but the place has never felt as friendly as a student bar should.
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Reviewer billsy
Not bad, its been pretty quiet the few times ive headed in there. Not as flash as the ferg at Albany, and doesn't embrace the nudity like Gardie's in Dunedin, but its not bad. the people are always happy and the beer is always cold. Ive never seen trouble there which is quality when there are so many young people involved.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Shadows was a key part of my life while I completed my University degree at Auckland. Being originally from Dunedin it was a great place to meet people have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. Always had great bands playing as well!
Shadows is what a student bar should be relaxed, enjoyable and full of like minded people!
Thanks Shadows for so many great memories!
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Reviewer Anonymous
Shadows Bar, the bar were everyone knows your name. Friendly bouncers (just don't get on their bad side); cheap beer (Student Card discounts); good atmosphere (as long as drunk engineers don't take over the Juke Box); pub quiz Tuesdays; kareoke Wednesdays; live bands; sleazy bFM sales reps; $3 cheese burgers; pool tables; outdoor balcony; there's even an xbox if you're that way inclined.

I've always had a good time at Shads; it was the first bar I went to when I turned 18 (even lined up outside for half an hour before it opened at 12.30pm) and they gave me a free jug of beer. From then on, it was my home away from home while I was at University. It's where I met my first boyfriend, made new friends, celebrated birthdays, graduations, orientation weeks, end of exams etc. I can't imagine what Uni would have been like without Shads. Highly recommended.
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