Wondering where to head for your next catch up? Head to the waterfront where there are plenty of buzzing bars surrounded by beautiful harbour views. 

Sardine | 149 Quay Street 

Sardine is a vibrant cocktail bar situated on the Viaduct, in a prime position to receive incredible views of the harbour. Enjoy a glass of bubbles or a bespoke cocktails and order food from neighbouring restaurants, White + Wong’s and The Lula Inn

Rooftop at QT

Rooftop at QT | 4 Viaduct Harbour 

This effortlessly cool bar sits six floors up and looks out over the picturesque Viaduct Harbour - tt's the perfect place to find yourself for the summer season!

Outdoor, waterside seating

Holey Moley | 204 Quay Street

Drinks, mini golf and karaoke... what could be better! Sitting right in the Viaduct Harbour, their two bars serve incredible craft beers and mouth-watering cocktails. In-between rounds and hydration breaks, a full-service kitchen boasts a menu of burgers, loaded fries and bar snacks, fit to refuel the hungriest of clubbers.

Soul Bar Waterfront view

Soul Bar and Bistro | Viaduct Harbour 

Head to Soul Bar and Bistro for good vibes and a few Friday night drinks. The vibrant restaurant is the perfect little spot to see stunning sunset views. Grab a bite to eat and one of their irresistible hand-crafted cocktails, plus enjoy the beats.

Dr Rudis

Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. | Viaduct Harbour

Relax and enjoy the spectacular waterfront views. Order one of their award-winning beers and share some pizzas with friends, then check out Rudi’s free-to-use bowling lanes out back, they are guaranteed to be a great time.


The Lula Inn

The Lula Inn | 149 Quay Street 

Get tropical at The Lula Inn, a garden oasis tucked away in downtown Auckland. This bar, eatery and slice of paradise was inspired by areas within the South Pacific. They serve fresh, local and delicious food with plenty of cocktail concoctions.

The Good George Brewery

The Good George Brewery | North Wharf 

Hop to Good George Bar and Brewery on North Wharf and try it for yourself - there's also a stellar selection of gins and other cocktails plus a great bar bites menu too.

Saint Alice

Saint Alice | Viaduct Harbour

Spend a night dining with a view at Saint Alice on the Viaduct. The bar and eatery has an incredible list of drinks and a mouth-watering food menu. Order a delicious drink and a couple dishes, then enjoy the stunning view of the sea, there is no better way to celebrate.

Captain Bar

Captain's Bar | Park Hyatt, 99 Halsey Street 

Grab a spot on the outdoor terrace at the Park Hyatt's Captain's Bar for an afternoon of classic cocktails (with a local twist) and a selection of around 60 different rums, all while being treated to stunning views. 

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Parasol & Swing | Viaduct Harbour

The Parasol & Swing Company is a cocktail bar with a stellar drinks menu and food offering over two levels, with a rooftop bar overlooking Viaduct basin. Head here for a cocktail before or after your main event, or stay here all night long - either way you're sure to be satisfied by the menu and the views. 

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Last updated: 25 January 2024