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Bars and nightlife in Hawke's Bay

Top bars

Night Club
“Our favourite winery, world class wine and setting, all within biking/driving distance”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“A favourite bar of ours in Napier. Tucked away down a side alley (kinda like Melbourne bars) it is a relaxed, funky little place. Good wine selection, interesting beers, cocktails and a small but delicious tapas style menu. Price level $$”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning food, great service and a wonderful outdoor patio area for summer, or couches in front of the fire for winter. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
“Classic Irish pub and good “pub grub” at reasonable prices. Quiz night first Tuesday of every month.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“On the waterfront in Ahururi. Sit on the deck and enjoy a beverage and a meal . Wonderful spot on a nice day. If the weather is not so good the indoor fire is welcoming”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Ahuriri/Napier. Lovely cafe by the sea, great and interesting food options, close to the boardwalk for a stroll. Good for breakfast, bruch and lunch. Sometimes offers dinner too.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Situated on Lake Terrace with stunning view of the lake and mountains. This is also a cafe by day, restaurant at night”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Gisborne's iconic spots to have an evening beer or wine. Sometimes hosts food events and great music acts. Decor is old machinery, planes, bikes, heavy metal stuff! Took some guests who arrived from Aussie on a motorbike, as it looked like their kind of place, and they thought they'd arrived in biker's heaven!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Our favourite winery, world class wine and setting, all within biking/driving distance”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Not exactly an establishment that we would recommend for a quiet drink. However if you're keen to catch a live sporting event then is the place to go. They have multiple screens for your watching pleasure.”
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Music Venue
“Historic, iconic music venue. There would be few of New Zealand's big music acts that have not at some time played the Cabana. Authentic, dark, loud and great fun.”
  • 7 locals recommend