It’s the end of the working week and it’s time to play, hip hooray! We’ve rounded up a Friday evening of epic good times all in the Albert Street neighbourhood - perfect for if you’ve knocked off work onsite on the City Rail Link or up one of the office towers nearby, or if you’re on the lookout for a new and interesting part of the city centre to explore.
Cheers to the weekend!
Happy hour at Spitting Feathers
Ring in the weekend with happy hour from 4 - 7pm at your friendly local English freehouse, Spitting Feathers, just down from Albert Street on Wyndham. With happy hour house beer, wine and spirits all at or below the $7 mark, this is a watering hole your bank account will get on board with.
Fill your belly at Food Alley
Mee goreng, curry laksa, sushi, Hainanese chicken rice, dan dan noodles, som tum salad - whatever your Asian food favourite is, it’s pretty sure to be on the menu - and delicious - at Auckland’s iconic Asian food hall. Open till 9pm, this is a surefire way to fuel you for the rest of the evening.
Shoot some pool at Ellice Road
A fifties-style fitout, an extensive menu of American-inspired street food all under $15 and lots of fun playthings from pool tables to pinball machines and darts make Ellice Road a no brainer of a Friday night fun destination.
Sample some craft brews at The Shakespeare
This pink heritage beauty on the corner of Albert and Wyndham serves up a tempting range of fresh, unfiltered, brewed-on-site craft drops. Quench your thirst with a glorious brew of malt, hops and yeast from the palest ale to the blackest stout.
Live music at The Fiddler
There’s always good craic and a cool stout to be found at The Fiddler, and every Friday from 11pm - 2am there’s live music to enjoy. The Fiddler is also a dependable spot to catch any important sporting fixtures if you’re looking for somewhere to watch the game on a Friday night.
Late night snack at Ichiban
Open till 1am and dishing up some of the best ramen and Japanese eats in the city centre, Ichiban is a hot favourite for a late night snack. If you’re just a wee bit peckish, go for some gyoza and some edamame. If you’ve got a serious hunger to satisfy, go all in on a delicious bowl of ramen with your favourite broth and toppings.