Comfort Hotel Wellington
213 Cuba Street
Phone: (64) 4 3852153
Fax: (64) 4 3828873
This bar and night club of some years standing is centrally located in the heart of the Cuba Street entertainment district. Bluenote specializes in live performances including local rhythm & blues, reggae and funk musicians. Pool tables create a diversion and karaoke nights feature early in the week. Tuesday night is jam night featuring an open mike and weekly show by the house band. A variety of refreshments - from coffee to extravagant cocktails - are offered to suit the time or occasion.
Indigo Bar is one of the most popular bar and music venues in Wellington. The place is buzzing with action on Friday and Saturday nights with live performances. You can enjoy a wide range of shows by chart-topping national artists, local fundraisers, international DJs, and local rock bands. You can also catch a popular comedy show and Rock gigs. So if you want to enjoy the New Zealand effervesce, this is the place to be. Enjoy the cocktails, a bottle of beer while listening to some great New Zealand music.
In the heart of Wellington lies q hideout for hardcore party-goers, and its name is The Garden Club. Located on Dixon Street, between Egmont Street and Inglewood Place, this swanky club boasts being the city's 'largest' music venue. Spread over two levels, the main club area on level one and a Terrace Bar on the second level, the venue offers a decadent mix of drinks and entertainment. Also, the Terrace Bar is the only bar in the city that allows smoking on its premises, so all smokers can rejoice! For non-smokers as well there is a lot to rejoice about, as internationally known artists perform at the stage here on a regular basis. See the website to know more.
This great Irish bar, located in the heart of Wellington's entertainment district, is loved by everyone for its rocking music and its cheap, filling lunches. Live bands play most nights, and good Irish fare to suit all budgets is available either at the bar or one of the two in-house restaurants. The Dubliner Whiskey Bar boasts 105 selections of whiskey from around the world. A fun atmosphere and a friendly staff completes the experience.
Shooters is popular for its international cuisine. This bar and nightclub is huge, with three floors dedicated to music. You can also play pool or go for a swim. Shooters also hosts events with famous bands, so get on the dance floor and sway to your favorite music. Shooters opens at 11am and remains open till late.
There is something for everyone at this large bar and restaurant on busy Courtenay Place. Indoor and outdoor spaces allow you to sit in the sun and relax in the summer. Opt to retreat to the large bar indoors on cooler evenings. On weekends, the dance music takes over with disc jockeys pumping up the crowds. Coyote describes its food as Santa Fe/Euro/Pacific Rim. All-day brunch, lunch and dinner menus are available, and snacks are offered late. Bring your appetite; the portions are generous.
Welcome to one of the most celebrated night clubs in New Zealand. At Rain, the main bar has a capacity of 300 and the back bar can host a private party for up to 50 people. On special nights you can enjoy two drinks at one price, including House Spirits and Tequila. Rain Bar is open from 10p till late on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wellington Sports Cafe is the place for party-goers wanting a boisterous night out. Live sports television, particularly a local rugby game, draws in the crowds. Also holds live music nights featuring local bands. Add to this gaming machines and an extensive menu of standard New Zealand fare and you have the ingredients for a fun evening's entertainment. It also caters to private functions. Lunch, dinner and snacks are available but expect standard pub fare.
Dance the night away at one of Wellington's major nightclubs, which attracts a mixed-age clientele from 20-somethings to 50 plus. It offers disc jockeys, modern dance music and a choice of two bars serving spirits, wine and bottled beer. Relax in the refined upstairs cocktail bar or, for a change of pace, join the frenzied action on the downstairs dance floor. A small admission charge, after 1a, should not be a disincentive. It is located just a short walk from Courtenay Place, Wellington's nightlife centre.
This bar and restaurant is popular with the 30-something crowd for eating, drinking and dancing. Situated in trendy Blair Street, Boulot provides a relaxing atmosphere and a variety of good food choices. Music covers the spectrum from modern jazz, to Latin sounds and classic swing. Regulars return repeatedly for the scrumptious wood-fired pizzas, as well as delicacies such as the Venison and Roast Kumara and mouth-watering desserts. Chardonnay and malt whiskey are the favorites here.
Since Wellington is New Zealand's cultural hub, it's obvious that it has some spectacular venues for various events. The Temperance is one such venue that comprises four top class bars, the Millard, Madame Jo Jo's, The Brewery, The Atrium Bar & Restaurant are its well known spaces. Each bar is spacious and can accommodate large crowds. From comedy to cabarets, to concerts and live broadcast of rugby, and weekly live music, there is so much to enjoy here. Call ahead or check the website for more details.
Looking for a place where you can have a full meal, watch live performances as well as dance? Head to Sandwiches, an entertainment venue where you can do all these and much more on offer. Open from Wednesday to Saturday every week, it is a hot spot for Wellington's musical talent. DJs, bands and other musicians play various kinds of music. It is also open for hire for private functions as well. Where food is concerned, you will not be disappointed with their specialty pizzas and other dishes from the menu. Breeze in for a night of complete entertainment at Sandwiches.