Wellington Nightlife

Bohemian Cuba Street is a good spot for drinking with laid-back and funky bars while the action centres on Courtenay Place for late-night bars and clubs. The free listings papers Capital Times (www.captimes.co.nz) and City Voice are a good place to turn for up-to-date information on nightlife in Wellington.

Bars in Wellington

Courtenay Arms

Beer aficionados should head for the Courtenay Arms, a pub with good English and Irish beers, as well as pool tables, dart boards, open fire, big sports screen and gaming lounge.

26 Allen Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 385 6908.

Beer lovers should head to Malthouse. This bar serves great beer from around the world and a good selection of Kiwi brews.

48 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 802 5484.
Mish Mosh

Mosh Mosh can offer everyone a fun, relaxing or crazy night, depending on your mood, and is the hip locale du jour where the trendy crowd goes to be seen.

36 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 803 3324.

Clubs in Wellington

Boogie Wonderland

This is a disco pop nightclub where turning up in an affro and a pair of flares will only help you fit in. The club features a fab Saturday Night Fever glass dance floor and music from the 1970s.

25 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 385 2242.

This watering hole is based on it opium den past; there's a floating lantern bar, dance floor and a cozy candlelit lounge. The music here is alternative, as is the menu of drinks - if you're brave, go for the cocktails where saki, tea and syrups are mixed with alcohol.

126 Cuba Sreet, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 801 9950.
The Establishment

This is one of Wellington's most popular nightclubs, with constantly changing entertainment and great food.

Corner of Blair Street and Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 382 8654.

Live Music in Wellington

Blue Note

In the Cuba Street district, the Blue Note is the place to check out for R&B, reggae and funk (and the odd karaoke night too).

191-195 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 801 5007.

Bodega has loud music and beer on tap and is popular with students. It's the country's oldest live music venue and has been around for more than 20 years.

101 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 384 8212.
Molly Malones

As well as being the biggest and busiest Irish pub in town, Molly Malones has bands most nights.

Taranaki Street and Courtenay Place , Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 384 2896.

Music and Dance in Wellington

St James Theatre

St James Theatre is one of New Zealand's finest Edwardian lyric theatres, the venue for opera, dance and major musical shows, and home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Built originally in 1912, it was the largest vaudeville and picture theatre in Australasia. Today, its refurbished auditorium seats 1,550 people and there is also a cafe/bar area.

77-87 Courtenay Place , Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 802 4060 or 384 3840 for tickets.

Culture in Wellington

Downstage Theatre

Downstage Theatre is New Zealand's longest established theatre company, which aims to support new, exciting, home-grown theatre productions, also has a packed calender of events.

12 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Telephone: (04) 801 6946.