With fantastic bars and friendly vibes we reckon Takapuna is the best place in Auckland to unwind after a long week, celebrate a special occasion, or simply let loose and have a good time.
The North Shore’s premier hotspot boasts an array of sensational bars and restaurants catering to all tastes and styles. Here’s the down-low on where to go for your next night out in Takapuna.
Where to go for: Live music
Love live music and dancing?
Then look no further than The Elephant Wrestler, offering live music nightly from some of our best local artists. Featuring live acoustic solo sets from 6 to 9 pm weeknights, a rotating selection of excellent bands playing Friday nights, and on Saturday nights it’s time to hit the dance floor, with live DJs ‘til late.
Get dressed to impress, grab your mates and get your music fix at The Elephant Wrestler.
Where to go for: Lively atmosphere
Experience the vibrant energy and exceptional ambience of one of Auckland’s most popular evening spots: Regatta Bar & Eatery.
Delicious kai, tasty beverages, and great people will make for a memorable night at Regatta! And if you want to get your groove on, check out the resident DJs spinning tunes from 5 pm every Friday.
Where to go for: Live Sports
Takapuna Bar is the place to go if you’re a sports fan looking for a buzzing atmosphere to watch your favourite game.
They’ve got three dedicated areas decked out with giant screens covering all the day’s big games, whether it’s rugby, league, cricket, boxing, or whatever sport is hot off the box. Grab a drink and some bar snacks, and cheer on your favourite team with your buddies.
Where to go for: Late dining
If you’re feeling peckish and want a late-night bite, or perhaps a late date or get-together, look no further than Taylors on Hurstmere.
Offering an inspired menu of mouth-watering gems like the Jackfruit Bao Buns and Tequila Chicken, the food at Taylors is designed to be shared among friends.
And with an extensive drinks selection and a relaxed atmosphere to boot, you’re bound to have a fantastic evening at one of Auckland’s finest eateries.
Where to go for: Open late bar
Revel in some renowned Irish hospitality late into the night every night at Florrie McGreal’s Irish Pub.
With friendly folk, good hearty food, toe-tapping tunes, and a well-stocked bar of lovely liquid offerings, you’re guaranteed a rollicking good time well past the stroke of midnight at Takapuna’s slice of Ireland.