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. Whether you’re looking to spend your night listening to live music, having some casual drinks with friends or indulging in heavenly food, there is something for everyone down at our waterside bars.

Outdoor, waterside seating

Holey Moley | 204 Quay Street

Drinks, mini golf and karaoke... what could be better! Sitting right in the Viaduct Harbour with gorgeous views of the water, the venue sprawls two stories and boasts 27 themed golf holes. 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

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Rooftop at QT | 4 Viaduct Harbour 

Sit six floors up at the brand new Rooftop at QT and look out to the harbour with a signature tipple from renowned bar manager Roberto Giampaolo. Perfect for the summer season, this rooftop bar will have you basking in the the summer rays sipping on a refreshing watermelon frosé.

Captains Bar

Captain's 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. If the evening gets cool, head inside to the cosy den like interior of Captain's bar for a seat near the roaring fire.


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 located on the Viaduct Harbour and 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. It’s the best way to start your weekend.

Dr Rudis

Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. | Viaduct Harbour

Unwind with a cold brew from Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. 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, a lively atmosphere and insane views of the ocean, you have all the ingredients for a lovely night.

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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 cocktail made just how you like it, while you take in the stunning views. Order food from neighbouring restaurants, White + Wong’s and Burger Boy, they have delicious food that is sure to full your belly. This buzzing bar will definitely have some good vibes for an afterwork drink.

The Good George Brewery

The Good George Brewery | North Wharf 

What's better that a crisp craft beer or cider on a hot summer's day? One by the water! 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.

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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.

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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. 

Last updated: 24 May 2022