Auckland Live Music

With New Zealand's largest population, Auckland is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant and lively nightlife. There's plenty of live music bars in Auckland with the Viaduct Harbour and Britomart popular spots in downtown Auckland.  

The suburbs of Ponsonby and Parnell have a good selection away from the centre. Check our Auckland Events guide for information on the latest live music events throughout Auckland.

Doolan Brothers Ellerslie

Doolan Brothers Ellerslie Ellerslie, Auckland

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Vibrant Irish bar in the heart of Ellerslie. Casual dining and wide selection of drinks, with great craic, and regular live music (weekends). Great place to hang out evenings and weekends.

Brew on Quay

Brew on Quay Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Try some of the best of New Zealand craft beers, or choose an international favourite, from the extensive beer list at Brew on Quay.

Danny Doolan's

Danny Doolan's Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Popular Irish bar and eatery with live music 7 days a week. Right in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, with an impressive steak menu, great drinks and friendly table service. Open until the early hours.

The Conservatory

The Conservatory Auckland-Central, Auckland

Open, airy, spacious, chilled-out and wholly welcoming: These are just some of the adjectives one could use to describe the Conservatory; a classic Auckland eatery.

Fort Street Union

Fort Street Union Auckland-Central, Auckland

Fort Street Union is situated just off Queen Street in downtown Auckland. The spacious rooftop pizza bar makes full use of the 450sqm of heritage space to create a laid back and casual atmosphere.


Orleans Auckland-Central, Auckland

Located in the vibrant Britomart development, Orleans takes its inspiration from the city of New Orleans and brings a little bit of Creole charm to Auckland.

Doolan Brothers Newmarket

Doolan Brothers Newmarket Newmarket, Auckland

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Bustling Irish bar in central Newmarket, a few minutes walk from the train station. Great craic, live music, comprehensive menu and good, old-fashioned Irish hospitality. Busy at weekends.

The Patriot

The Patriot Devonport, Auckland

The Patriot Pub is located in the pretty seaside town of Devonport, just a 12 minute ferry from downtown Auckland.

O'Hagan's Irish Pub

O'Hagan's Irish Pub Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Traditional Irish pub in a prime location in Viaduct Harbour. Warm decor, live music, and a large selection of beer, whisky and wine. Sample authentic Irish cuisine over a pint of the black stuff.

The Frankin

The Frankin Ponsonby, Auckland

The Franklin is a stylish and spacious bar in the lively suburb of Ponsonby. A decent selection of beers, cocktails and wines, with indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy a drink.


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