Quality Hotel Parnell
20 Gladstone Road
Phone: (64) 9 3033789
Fax: (64) 9 3773309
Iguacu has prospered near the top of Parnell Rise for many years now. They must be getting something right. This is an inviting place; look for the gas flame welcoming you. Although large and busy, the restaurant retains a friendly atmosphere, due to the division into various indoor, outdoor and upstairs dining and bar areas. Live entertainment is a feature and the jazz session on Sunday afternoons is popular. An extensive menu of brasserie style food is available with everything from burgers to pasta or steak and vegetarian dishes.
Deschlers Bar found fame as a modern jazz venue, and live bands feature several nights a week. Deschlers is long and narrow, with plenty of bar seating and a row of old-style booths. The clientèle ranges from students to mature businesspeople relaxing after a hard day at the office. Deschlers has a great range of beers and cocktails--all expertly made by experienced staff.
It's not difficult to be impressed by this contemporary restaurant/ bar/ nightclub at Auckland city center. Located on the Vulcan Lane, this perennial hangout opens its door early in the evening to some awesomely cooked wood-fired pizzas, and lip-smacking dishes like White Wine Pan Fried Prawns and Cold Cured Salmon, prepared from locally sourced ingredients. These delightful small bites complement well with the bar's famous Teapot cocktails like Shipwrecked, Long Island Iced Tea as well as the like of Sauv Blanc, Pinot Noir and Guinness from its list of beverages. As the day winds out, the tables make way for a spacious dance floor and stage which hosts the scintillating performance of indie rock bands and DJs. Make sure you walk in here with your dancing shoes to show off your moves to the crowd.
This dynamic stage is often the host of heavy metal bands, both local and from abroad. This is definitly the place for those that have a dark streak and want to test the limits fo their eardrums. The space is also frequently hired for a variety of other events. Besides concerts of course, there are also theater perfromances, fashion shows, screenings, special parties and other events. The plush VIP section is a favorite amongst visitors for its warm an inviting atmosphere and comfortable, luxurious surroundings.
A typical nightclub with the groovy 80's house music, zingy lights, scrumptious food and well-mixed drinks, Crow Bar fits the bill perfectly. But what sets it apart is the fact that the place has a different aura to itself. From immaculately dressed bartenders to the young and stylish crowd, the place oozes confidence without being too pretentious. The best part would be the fact that with a late license, you can watch wobbly-kneed party-goers step out as early as 5am and yet feeling full of spirits. Please call for exact open hours.
This funky music lounge on Queen s Street specializes in Aotearoa Soul. Khuja means "melting pot" in Arabic. And the place kind of reflects that philosophy. The decor is stylish, with soft candlelight and comfy couches; drinks are mostly Brazilian and the music ranges from jazz and soul to hip-hop.
New Zealand opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa opened the centre in 1990, and the multi-purpose venue is host to productions by Opera New Zealand, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Auckland Philharmonia, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, as well as international artists, conventions and exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances. Various venues within the centre, such as the ASB Theatre, seat audiences from 180 to 2256.
This small but popular bar is definitly the place to be to mingle amongst the locals. With a warm, intimate ans friendly ambience and a cool bar that keeps the drinks coming, this is a great place to start or end your evening. Frequent live bands play the stage, and there are a number of other special events featured on a regular basis.
Calibre is perhaps Auckland's most select nightclub--but if you look good, you are guaranteed entry. Many famous, international faces have been spotted here and foreign DJs often spin grooves here on a Friday night. Some call the décor gloomy, but the music is hot and so is the well-dressed clientele. A trip down the stairs of St Kevin's Arcade is well worth it for a super-cool night out in Auckland. Drinks are a little more expensive here than in other bars and clubs. A cocktail shaker will cost you approximately NZD25 but it will be expertly prepared.
One of the most popular clubs in Auckland!
Devoid of any 'outrageously showy' decor, the Ink Bar is focused on just one thing: being a vibrant party house. A favorite haunt for many local night revelers, the bar features energetic DJs who churn out an eclectic mix of house/ techno beats, much to the delight of those who want to dance the night away. The bar also schedules live music performances of local as well as touring bands on some occasions. If you are looking for a cozy secluded corner, then walk into the covered courtyard and relax with a beer or a cocktail; feeble thumps will still reach you from the bar. Open until dawn, the Ink Bar is a perfect place to celebrate your weekend. Call or visit their website to know more.
The Powerstation is a licensed, live music and entertainment venue. It has an audience capacity of 1000 plus, and some big names in the music industry have performed here in the past. It is also a regular venue on the Oddfellows New Zealand International Comedy Festival itinerary and has even hosted a New Zealand heavyweight boxing title fight! The liquor licence here allows minors to enter. The Powerstation is only open for events—telephone or check their web site for details.