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With bartenders dressed as cowboys and cool Americana decor

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There’s nowhere that is quite like Cowboys Bar.

Easily found in the Viaduct, Cowboys Bar is an Auckland icon. Everyone has a story about Cowboys and its regulars prove that the infamous spot is still as popular as ever.

The names says it all, with bartenders dressed up as cowboys and a cool Americana decor throughout the bar. For a more unique and laidback experience, Cowboys is the place to be.

From Thursday to Sunday, the bar hosts live music playing your favourites. It’s also the best spot to go for all Vodafone Warriors, Super 15, All Blacks and other key sporting events throughout the year.

With a new wine and food menu, Cowboys has evolved into a late-night eatery as well. Highlights of the menu include the delicious homemade pizzas which can be made to order, jumbo chicken wings marinated in Cowboys secret blend of herbs and spices and hot, crunchy fries with aioli.

The wine menu features a range of New Zealand and international greats. Picnic, Elephant Hill and other favourites that have hand-picked by The Sheriff himself. Drop by on Wednesday to partake in the ‘Winesday’ special - a large glass for the price of a regular glass of wine.

At Cowboys, the music is always turned up, the service comes with a smile and there’s enough Cowboy hats for everyone. It’s the perfect recipe for a great night out.

Open: Until at least midnight Sun-Wed, 1am on Thurs, and 3am on Fri & Sat


Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 17 June 2019

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