After a long day at work, why not take part in a fun activity that is a little bit different to that celebratory off-the-clock drink at the bar? We've rounded up some of the best unique after-work activities that will be sure to brighten up your weeknights. 


Have a laugh at a comedy gig at The Tuning Fork | 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent

Watching standup comedy with friends, family or colleagues is a great way to enjoy an evening after work. The Tuning Fork is now having a new monthly comedy night! Bringing you the brightest stars in the local scene each month when they host four comedians for an intimate seated evening of stand up. So head on over, grab a glass of wine, plus some food and settle in for a night of laughter and banter. 

Holey Moley

Play a round of mini golf at Holey Moley Golf Club & Karaoke Room | 204 Quay St

A bit of fun competition is the great way to let off some steam after a big work day, and mini golf at Holey Moley on the Viaduct makes for the perfect place to do so. If you are feeling peckish order some snacks and a couple of cocktails while you're there and get ready for an evening of friendly rivalry! If you're keen there's also a private karaoke room you can book, to belt out some of your favourite tunes! 

Auckland Art Gallery

Enjoy an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery | Wellesley St E

After you finish work, why not head over to The Auckland Art Gallery and check out the fantastic number of local and international exhibitions they have on offer. The Gallery is now open late every Friday until 9pm. Click for more details on their current exhibition - Susan Philipsz: War Damaged Musical Instruments .


Image at Paintvine at Saturdays

Get creative with Paintvine at Saturdays Britomart | 48 Customs St E

Art and wine are a harmonious match in heaven, and the popular Paintvine events make for a fabulous thing to do with your friends on an evening after work. Choose from Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris to get the creative juices flowing and create a beautiful painting you can be proud of. Every second Wednesday there is a new Paintvine event to get amongst at Saturday's Britomart - check out all the classes online and book yourself in!

Funis training

Experience a new workout with a session of fu/nis EMS training | 29-33 Shortland Street

If you're looking for an effective way to work out and get fit, maximising your results yet minimising the time, then you have to check out fu/nis EMS training on Shortland Street. It utilises the art of EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulus) technology to deliver a full body workout in just 20 minutes. In fact, it's proven to be as effective as a 60-90min conventional workout session at the gym. Go and experience it for yourself!

The Occidental

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Listen to live music at The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe | 6 Vulcan Lane

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe, located on Vulcan Lane, is a festive and lively watering hole that also boasts live music over the weekend, perfect for kicking off your weekend. Get ready to hear some talented performers whilst you cheers to the working week that was with a craft beer and a delicious menu to match. 


Round up the gang for a pub quiz at The Chamberlain | 52 Tyler Street

If you dug a hole through the centre of the earth starting from Wellington in New Zealand, which European country would you end up in? If you love answering crazy questions like these then round up some mates to compete against Britomart's best brains! Kicking off at 7pm on Tuesdays, expect good times only, yummy nibbles and an immaculate list of 15 craft beers that changes on the regular. Whether it’s a win being celebrated or a loss commiserated, nothing beats a bite to eat and getting the gang together.  

Last updated: 02 October 2020