There is plenty happening in the heart of the city, from quiz nights and comedy shows to new experiences and fun activities. We've compiled a list of some great options, so you can gather your mates and try them out.

The Chamberlain quiz night

Quiz Nights | multiple locations around the city 

Brighten your mid-work week and hit a quiz night with your mates. There are plenty of options in the city, we love The Chamberlain’s quiz night, Everybody’s Musicology quiz, and quiz nights at O’Hagan’s.


Escapade escape room | Victoria Street East 

Book Escapade for an exciting, challenging and totally different activity! You’re in a locked room, there’s a mystery to be solved, and the clock is ticking. Decipher a set of tricky clues within an hour to escape, then relax and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Read about how Escapade is following the government protection framework here.

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Comedy Show at The Classic Comedy and Bar | 321 Queen Street 

If you’re looking for a laugh, take a group of friends to The Classic Comedy and Bar. This institution has a regular programme of live comedy from Wednesday through to Saturday. Make a night of it and grab a bite to eat before. We recommend Tanuki’s Cave, a hidden gem in the heart of the city. 

The Classic is open at Covid Red Light with their own range of protective measures including reduced capacity and providing separated and distanced exclusive tables to fit your bubble size.


Bowling at Metrolanes | 291/297 Queen Street 

Get a group together for a fun afternoon or evening of bowling. Metrolanes has 12 full-size Tenpin Bowling lanes available to book for your group, as well as a bar and a restaurant so you can enjoy some food and drinks while your play. Book for your group here


Paint and Wine night with Paintvine

The concept is simple for this activity, take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and get creative! Come together with your friends, family and everybody else in the room to create a beautiful painting while enjoying some wine. These paint nights are held at Dr Rudi's, The Oakroom, Wynyard Pavilion, Confidential Bar & Eatery, Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen and The Lane Britomart on varying week nights. Upcoming events include painting Banksy's Balloon Girl, Cherry Blossoms, Piha Sunset, Hobbiton and even a glow in the dark Cheshire Cat workshop! Check out all the upcoming paint nights here.

Read how Paintvine is holding events that bring you safely together here.


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Lightworx Gallery | 1/110 Customs Street West

Take a group along to Lightworx Gallery and check out their spectacular, avant-garde works that use an innovative combination of light, colour, and space. The gallery is located right in the Viaduct, an ideal spot to make a night of it. Checkout Saint Alice or Coops Corner Pub for a drink or grab a bite from Hello Beasty.

Holey Moley

Mini Golf at Holey Moley | 204 Quay Street 

This mini-golf course and bar turns traditional putt putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth. With group bookings available, you’ll be able to maintain distance while you play. The Caddyshack bar will be serving bar food and drinks for a post-golf treat. Book for your group here

Holey Moley continues to act in accordance with government advice, and are doing their best to keep their guests and team members safe. Read more about what they're doing here

Holey Moley Karaoke

Karaoke at Holey Moley | 204 Quay Street 

Round up your friends and spend the night singing your heart out, because nothing beats a good sing along. Holey Moley’s karaoke room can fit up to 15 people with a full bar and food service next door. You can book for your group here

Holey Moley continues to act in accordance with government advice, and are doing their best to keep their guests and team members safe. Read more about what they're doing here

GameOn Arcade

Arcade Games at GameOn | SkyWorld, 291-297 Queen Street

Challenge your mates to an evening of friendly competition at GameOn Arcade. Throw it back to your younger days and have fun with racing games, simulators, dance, music, claw games and everything in between.

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Last updated: 22 March 2022