Catching up with friends, family or colleagues for an after-work drink is a great way to unwind after a long day. With plenty of great bars dotted around the heart of the city, you're spoilt for choice. 


High Street District 

Corner bar

Cornerbar or Housebar | Hotel DeBrett, 2 High Street 

Cornerbar located on, you guessed it, the corner of Hotel DeBrett blends Kiwiana inspired decor with warm, friendly service for a relaxed yet lively vibe. If you're after a cosy evening inside, head into Housebar for a candlelit drink.


Pilkingtons | 41 Shortland Street 

If you find yourself in the High Street District, walk up the white marble stairs off Shortland Street and into Pilkingtons' Mediterranean style courtyard. This garden oasis in the midst of Auckland's urban jungle is the perfect place to unwind after a day of work. 



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The Chamberlain | 52 Tyler Street 

Despite its stately name, The Chamberlain has a chilled, inviting vibe that's hard to beat when you're looking for a great place to catch up after work. 


Caretaker | Britomart Place 

For a unique, cosy environment, you'll want to head to Caretaker, a gorgeous cocktail bar modelled off the classic cocktail lounges of New York. The experience here is extra special - after chatting about your preferences and what you're in the mood for, they'll whip you up a custom cocktail! Sounds like an epic way to end your work day.  


Fort Street Area 


HI-SO Rooftop Bar | 67 Customs Street 

Found at the top of SO/ Auckland, this rooftop bar has expansive views over the Waitemata Harbour and is an awesome place to catch up with friends for a drink after work. 

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La Feunte | Shop 9, Snickel Lane, 23 Customs Street 

This intimate, cosy hideaway found down Snickel Lane offers a unique mix of wines alongside artisan mezcal and delicious Mexican-inspired dishes. 


Viaduct and Waterfont 

Coops Corner Pub

Coops Corner Pub | 204 Quay Street 

The Viaduct and Waterfront area has stunning views and a playground of bars, restaurants and stunning views, making it the perfect spot to gather for an after-work drink. Head to Coops Corner Pub for top-boch brews or their speciality frozen margarita. 

Outdoor seating

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill | Level 1/99 Quay Street 

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill boasts a seafood experience not to be missed, a great wine list and epic views overlooking the gorgeous Auckland Harbour - what more could you want.


Wynyard Quarter 

The Good George Brewery

The Good George Brewery | 1 Jellicoe Street 

if you're a craft beer or cider lover, you'll want to head to Good George Brewery for your after-work drink. With several awards up their sleeve, you can put your trust in their status as experts in great brews.


Victoria Park Area 

La Zeppa

La Zeppa | 33 Drake street 

La Zeppa is a chic place to chill out and wind down while taking in the skyline views with a drink in hand and tapas on the table!

Last updated: 07 June 2022