Recommended Auckland Music Venues

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Auckland Music Venues

Auckland Music - Not only do Auckland live music venues promote the very best of Auckland music, they attract top international bands as well. From smaller pub bands to the biggest acts in the world, Auckland's live music scene has it all. Head to one from this list of the best Auckland music venues.
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SKYCITY Auckland, Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets, 1010
  • New Zealand inspired cuisine
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Cassette Number Nine is your fun, creative entertainment, eatery and music space smack bang in the centre of Auckland City.

The bar at 9 Vulcan Lane is open Tuesday through Saturday, bringing you weekly club nights & live gigs, and playing host to and all manner of strange and wonderful things - from one-off events and tours to after-parties, launches and fashion shows.

You can hire the entire venue exclusively on Sundays or Mondays, or book the recently renovated Back Bar for private functions most days/nights of the week.

Cassette Number Nine swaps comfortably between relaxed restaurant during the day and early evening, to live events and club nights later on, always maintaining a quirky atmosphere, plush setting and super-friendly service.

Entertainment includes fortnightly Bitchin Bingo, monthly burlesque, weekly dance and live music offerings, and the occasional stand-up comedy night.

9 Vulcan Lane,
Auckland,
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The Dog's Bollix Irish Bar in Newton, Auckland, is a live entertainment venue and proudly supports New Zealand original music. We provide good food from our kitchen every day and are open from 11.30 till late.
21 Newton Road,
Auckland,
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Fu Bar in Central Auckland is the home of underground dance music. Hip hop, breaks, drum 'n' bass DJs play every week, as well as some top international acts.
17 Albert Street,
Auckland,
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Galatos Live is an atmospheric, intimate venue, reminiscent of an old theatre, three levels each with their own identity. An intimate upstairs lounge with comfy seating and log fire, the ballroom with stage, lofty ceilings and original parquet sprung dance floor,( rumoured to be the fastest in Auckland) and the funky downstairs basement. Each level at Galatos Live has it's own entrance, bar and toilet facilities. Or for a larger event you can hire all three levels which can be interconnected.
17 Galatos Street,
Auckland,
1010
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The Kings Arms in Newton is Auckland's premiere rock 'n' roll venue. It's the most reliable venue to catch an earful of what's going down in the local live rock scene, as well as hosting plenty of international acts passing through.
59 France Street,
Auckland,
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The Leigh Sawmill Cafe in Leigh, an hour north of Auckland is a lively family-run business with great food (including wood-fired pizzas) large outdoor dining area beautiful gardens and a relaxed atmosphere.We have an extensive local wine list, cocktails and hand crafted beer brewed on site.

With regular live local and international music and comfortable accommodation metres from the cafe, its the perfect place to have a party and celebrate.
142 Pakiri Road,
Auckland,
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Paddington Live is Auckland City's brightest live music venue boasting beautiful surroundings, fantastic atmosphere and the latest, greatest tech spec audio and lighting.

Soldiers of soul, princes of pop and rock raconteurs, staging and supporting local, national and international talent of all genres is what Paddington Live does and situated only five minutes from Vector Arena within the stylish surrounds of The Paddington, it's already established as a truly iconic Auckland bar and restaurant.

With a capacity of 300, Paddington Live is perfectly packaged to stage intimate, atmospheric shows as well as foot to the floor, hard out rocking gigs.
117 St George's Bay Road,
Auckland,
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Ponsonby Social Club is the latest addition to Ponsonby Road in Auckland, and features a black colour scheme, weekend DJs, come along and enjoy a well deserved drink.
152 Ponsonby Road,
Auckland,
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There are many reasons that the Powerstation has long been a favourite of performers and audiences alike. Good acoustics and sightlines from virtually any audience vantage point, an intimate theatre vibe despite its capacity, and easy access in a central location. Now that it is being run again as a stable venue, the tradition and memories associated with the Powerstation will continue.
33 Mt Eden Road,
Auckland,
1023
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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.
Top Floor, Student Union Building, University of Auckland,
34 Princes Street,
Auckland,
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Vector Arena is the world class multipurpose arena in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.

A superb performance space attracting the biggest names in the world of entertainment and New Zealand’s first entirely multi functional venue.

From theatre modes to unique banqueting spaces, and areas for exhibitions, conventions and sporting events, Vector Arena truly is the entertainment hub of the Pacific.



42-80 Mahuhu Crescent,
Auckland,
1010
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Established in 1847, the Windsor is one of the earliest surviving hotels in Auckland. The neighbourhood pub has been resurrected and is at the ready to serve the good people of Auckland. Serving gasto pub food in a comfortable yet unpretentious environment.
The Windsor Castle,
144 Parnell Road,
Auckland,
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