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Bars and nightlife in Bay Of Plenty

Top bars

“Great bar for groups of all sizes. Cool buzz once it really gets going about 10pm, lots of live music over the Christmas break.”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Great food and heaps of it. (smorgamboard)You travel up by gondola to the restaurant. On your way up you will get a panoramic view of Rotorua and its lake. You can even see your host's house. There is a host of activities that are too many to mention here”
  • 63 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Craft beer or cider paddles. Great dumplings. A very popular bar just 5 km from your accommodation.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“The iconic local “Pap Tav” with a refresh makeover. Good bevies and grub. Nice outdoor spot and good for the kids too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
“A very popular bar/restaurant located on the main street. Great food and wonderful service. Bookings recommended during the busy season.”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Stunning food, great service and a wonderful outdoor patio area for summer, or couches in front of the fire for winter. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
“A fabulous spot as close to Papamoa Beach as you can get. I've seen dolphins from the restaurant here!”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Eclectic and casual bar and restaurant. Has a large selection of vegan/vegetarian meals on the menu.”
  • 13 locals recommend


“Located just a few minutes walk from the Rotorua lakefront, in the vibrant heart of the city's dining precinct, Eat Streat. This is the newest bar in town, serving up a classic cocktail menu, a selective wine list and a sturdy range of beers. a great place to relax amongst soulful jazz tunes, or live music from around not just Rotorua, but New Zealand. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
  • 1 local recommends