When in Auckland, you can be sure that you’ll fall in love with the nightlife. There is no shortage of choice, with New Zealand’s largest city boasting a large selection of dynamic night clubs, and vibrant bar scene.
With a whole host of venues providing their own unique taste, there are plenty of options for everyone. From hardcore drum and bass to funky dance clubs and sophisticated cocktail bars, your night out in Auckland will be one not to forget.
If you love to spend your weekends out on the town, and are wondering where to go in Auckland, you’re in luck. We have rounded up a list of the hottest night clubs just for you.
Our list includes more than just Queen Street, with it extending all the way outside of the Auckland CBD and into the surrounding suburbs.
Shortly after CODE club shut down, Impala was born. Known for hosting some of the hottest international DJs in New Zealand, Impala has become one of the most popular clubs in the city. It also boasts some of the best homegrown acts on a regular basis, making it a real hit with the locals and tourists alike.
7 Shortland St, Auckland, 1010
This Hollywood-esque venue is tucked away in the Imperial Building on Fort Lane. It is best known as a den of activity with a number of great performers and DJs regularly on the line up. It boasts a vibrant dance floor and bar, with a rooftop deck providing breathtaking views of the Auckland city skyline.
7 Fort Ln, Auckland, 1010
True to its name, 1885 is an Auckland favourite reminiscent of the older days, providing a classy party joint for everyone to enjoy. There are a number of bars within the venue, with the opportunity to go all out and enjoy VIP bottle service. As it gets closer to midnight, its sophisticated cocktail bar turns into a bustling dance club.
27 Galway St, Auckland, 1010
This venue is home to some of Auckland best house music, with a distinct Latin twist. Its line up consists of several South American DJ’s that are known to truly light up the dance floor. It provides a dynamic experience for the Latin lovers among us, and something new for others, with a selection of mouth watering drinks and delicious food menu. Its unique interior is also a massive drawcard, with it continuously drawing the plaudits.
48 Market Pl, Auckland, 1010
The Ponsonby Social Club is a cool and chic night club venue, providing a great mix of upmarket bar and restaurant with a bustling party ambiance. It also regularly has a wide array of international DJ’s on the list, attracting some seriously large crowds. From Wednesday to Sunday, you can be sure that this venue is going to be a full house. So make sure to be early to not miss out.
152 Ponsonby Road, 1011
Family Bar and Club Auckland
Known as one of the most LGBT friendly clubs in Auckland and one of the most iconic bars on K’Road, Family bar is a true staple within the gay community. It provides a truly fun and inclusive atmosphere for everyone, even providing discretely naughty experiences in moments. It is always home to an amazing crowd, with karaoke nights also a huge drawcard.
270 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010
Well known as the GC, it is a hidden gym that has been a staple within the Ponsonby nightlife scene for over 16 years. With live music acts every night of the week, the venue is a nice chilled out place to be. It even allows newcomers to try their hand with regular Open Mic nights. There are also DJ performances that are sure to get you feeling nice and groovy, kicking you off to dance into the night.
126 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011
This bustling night club venue boasts a strong reputation for delivering some of the freshest tracks, with a mix of live music and DJ beats that you are sure to love. Open until 4am on most days, its iconic Vulcan Lane bar is a massive hit, offering Bitchin’ bingo nights, its famous shared Teapot cocktails and a quirk you just can’t stay away from.
9 Vulcan Ln, Auckland, 1010
Our list of Auckland’s top nightlife venues, provides a wide mix of dance clubs and bars that you are sure to love. If you’re a local, a tourist, couple, or backpacker, there’s something in Auckland for everyone.
Whether you are looking to go all out and dance the night away, or enjoy a nice relaxed night with some good live music, Auckland nightlife has it all.
There is no shortage of choice in New Zealand’s largest city, with Auckland’s diverse and bustling nightlife scene continuing to attract so many visitors each year.
Auckland continues to impress with both locals and visitors alike. You can be sure you will have a weekend not to forget and that you won’t walk away disappointed. If you are after Auckland party packages get in touch with our team today. They also have a range of Auckland accommodation options available to suit provided by Wicked Stag.