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Enjoy a night out in the CBD
We’ve gathered a few ideas for a great night out in the heart of our city.
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Nights out in the CBD

If you haven’t yet discovered the CBD after sunset, there’s no better time than the present. We’ve gathered a few ideas for a great night out in the heart of our city.

Christchurch Art Gallery and surrounds

Head out to Christchurch Art Gallery on a Wednesday evening and indulge in the city’s treasury of art in a different light during the gallery’s Late Night Tour. The tours begin at 7:15pm, and there’s no need to book and are free of charge.

After an intake of culture, find your way to the elegant Universo housed within the gallery for a glass of wine or a creative cocktail. This is a place of distinct bohemian feel within a sophisticated environment, complimented with impeccable table service.

If you fancy venturing outside the gallery, cross the road over to Fiddlesticks and soak up the ambiance in front of a roaring outdoor fire or join friends in one of their intimate dining spaces.

Neat Places to visit:

Christchurch Art Gallery - Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
Universo - 312 Montreal Street
Fiddlesticks - 48 Worcester Boulevard

High Street

Head to The Little High Eatery on any night of the week and step into a buzzing modern food market atmosphere. This open plan building is designed to offer plenty of dining options in a chilled manner. Patrons here can choose from eight different eateries from Latin American fare to Wood-fired pizza and beyond.

Afterwards, take a stroll over Tuam Street to catch an independent film at Alice’s housed within the iconic Art Deco Post Office building. Boasting a licensed bar with a selection of unique cinema snacks, dessert and an after dinner drink is also sorted.

Neat Places to visit:

The Little High Eatery – 255 Saint Asaph Street
Alice Cinemas – 209 Tuam Street

New Regent Street and surrounds

Deciding on a dinner spot around here ain’t easy. Take your pick from the outstanding menu at Twenty Seven Steps, the recently refurbished Sakimoto Japanese Bistro, authentic Italian cuisine at Francesca’s Italian Kitchen or the great bar menu at O.G.B.

Follow dinner with a show at the beautifully restored Isaac Theatre Royal. With the quantity and quality of performances on offer, beautiful bar areas and the architecture to take in, there is no excuse not to visit this Christchurch gem.

Finish the evening with a whisky or a delicious cocktail at The Last Word or get your sweet fix at Rollickin’ Gelato.

If there’s still life left in you, head over to Margaret Mahy Family Playground to burn off extra energy and witness the playground being taken over by adults after dark.

Neat Places to visit:

Twenty Seven Steps – 16 New Regent Street
Sakimoto Japanese Bistro – 119 Worcester Street
Francesca’s Italian Kitchen – 149 Gloucester Street
O.G.B. – 30/28 Cathedral Square
Isaac Theatre Royal – 145 Gloucester Street
The Last Word – 31 New Regent Street
Rollickin’ Gelato – 37/35 New Regent Street
Margaret Mahy Family Playground – 177 Armagh Street

This feature is collaboration between Neat Places and ChristchurchNZ #explorechristchurch