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Best Summer Pop Ups

Some of the best things to see, eat and drink this summer, here for a limited time

Summer is here, and so is the time for heading out to explore the city and all its events and installations. A number of art, food, and drink pop-ups are here for the summer months - make sure to pop into them before the warm weather fades and autumn rolls around.

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Brolly | 204 Quay Street

Fans of Parasol & Swing will be excited to discover the latest creation nestled on the lower level of the popular rooftop cocktail bar. Here to stay for the summer, Brolly is best described as an 'aperitif cocktail, wine & shared plates style pop-up' that highlights creative New Zealand flavours.

The cuisine is modern NZ with a combination of locally sourced, foraged and classic kiwiana inspired food that changes regularly with the interesting things the team can get their hands on. You'll also notice Brolly's beverage offering changes regularly, featuring natural and organic wines from NZ and Australia, Kir Royales (sparkling wine cocktails), and cocktails that can be served in-house or taken away! 


Upper Deck | Market Square

Upper Deck is Viaduct Harbour's new pop-up viewing deck to catch all the yacht racing action during the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series and the 36th America's Cup races. Grab a beanbag or sit on one of the couches, there's plenty of shade under the umbrellas, and some great sunny spots to catch some rays.

Upper Deck isn't just reserved for watching the yacht racing, on non-race days there will be a highlights reel playing on the screen featuring all sorts of Viaduct Harbour happenings to keep you entertained. Or, if you're just looking for somewhere to sit and enjoy your lunch, you can do that here too!

Mumm Yacht Club

The Mumm Yacht Club champagne bar 

Mumm Yacht Club | Te Wero Island, Viaduct Harbour

As the official Champagne partner of the sailing G.H. Mumm’s, Mumm Yacht Club offers a premium way to watch the sailing and soak up the sun, all while enjoying a glass of G.H.Mumm Champagne. The Mumm Yacht Club is located in the America's Cup Race Village and features a full-service champagne bar, delicious seasonal food menus, and a sun-drenched private lawn bar. As well as screening the yacht racing, the Mumm Yacht Club will be serving up a calendar of premium events, including a speaker series for International Women’s Day, an outdoor cinema experience and live music. You can also get involved in champagne pairing masterclasses with G.H. Mumm's most exclusive champagne range in the private suite of the Yacht Club's second floor. 


Wynyard Pavilion G&T Garden | Wynyard Pavilion

As Steinlager's Official Supporter's Bar of Emirates Team New Zealand, Wynyard Pavilion has opened a Fever-Tree tonic and Bombay Sapphire gin garden to make the most of the sunny months. Until March, this English garden-inspired pop-up will sport two large viewing screens to watch the sailing, a retractable sunroof to catch the afternoon sun and a dedicated bar with garnishes grown on-site to create your own signature Gin and Tonic. In the courtyard, local DJ's will frequent the space to bring you funky beats while you relax in the summer sun.


Image credit: The Carpenters Daughter Facebook page 

The Carpenters Daughter | Wynyard Quarter

Calling Wynyard Quarter home until the end of March, is women's fashion store The Carpenters Daughter. The Carpenters Daughter specialise in creating fashionable plus size clothing for women from size 12 to 24. Their philosophy is to celebrate gorgeous curves and support the New Zealand made fashion industry. 

Harbour Eats - Where the city of sails begins

Where the City of Sails begins | Harbour Eats 

Harbour Eats in Commercial Bay has partnered with G.H. Mumm Champagne to bring us an epic pop-up to catch all the yacht racing action this summer. Their three big screens in the popular dining area make for great viewing of the sailing and is perfectly paired with amazing specials on Mumm champagne.

Fortune on Fed

Fortune on Fed | Federal Street, SkyCity

Fortune on Fed - the newest craft beer bar bringing the Fortune Favours brewery in Wellington, to the hustle and bustle of SkyCity Auckland's Federal Street. Enjoy a range of top craft beers fresh from the tap, with all drinks at $10 a glass.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 01 March 2021

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