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Bars & Nightlife

Baretta Bar & Restaurant a little slice of Italy in the city. A stylishly fitted out main bar with equally impressive piazza style terracotta paved courtyard. Enjoy an early evening drink with a sharing plate or pizza, then stay on to the wee small hours as the DJ's mix up the tunes.

Monday Room colourful shelves of spirits and liquor lined across the gracious arched sash windows beckon people into The Monday Room Restaurant and Bar located on Moorehouse Ave. Designed to be a hideaway into which to escape, a grand entrance is followed by rich, textured patterns and a fusion of old with new creates an interesting, inviting atmosphere. The Monday Room provides a delicious menu and a great range of drinks including cocktails. 

  • 161 High Street

The Astro Lounge a casual warm atomsphere situated at the rear of popular restaurant Cook'n' with Gas. Relax in the outdoor environment complete with large movie screen and live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Pentanque and an outdoor BBQ complete the casual vibe.

  • 23 Worcester Boulevard

The Irishman a wonderful Irish pub in the heart of the city. Unwind with a pint, great food and enjoy the weekly entertainment.

  • 177 St Asaph Street

The Last Word a intimate whiskey bar located down historic New Regent Street. Open late afternoon to 1am most evenings it's the perfect location to have the 'last word' over a wee dram.

  • 31 New Regent Street

Vespa Bar the much loved Vespa Bar is back in action. Re-opening on Hight Street, the Vespa Bar has all the trimings of it's former self providing a cosy, ecletic atmosphere with great cocktails and tapas.

  • 225a High Street

The O.G.B or Old Government Building Bar is located in the entry hall of the Heritage Hotel. The cosy bar is great for all ages and has a really creative cocktail menu on display. Every night you can enjoy some live music played in the bar, so it has everything on offer that you need to unwind after a hard days work.

  • 28 Cathedral Square

Empire Bar and Izakaya adds an Asian touch to the inner city. The interior is spacious and very modern, the lighting creates an interesting but moody atmosphere. The food and the drinks are Japanese inspired with a modern twist.

  • 172 St. Asaph Street

Mama Hooch is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a drink afterwards. There is plenty to choose from on the food and drinking menu and is the perfect place for a relaxed evening with friends.

  • 817 Colombo Street

Universo Brasserie and Bar situated in the Christchurch Art Gallery has proven to be a hit. The food is delicious and the deck is ideal to catch the last sun rays of the day and watch the people go by.

  • 312 Montreal Street

The Social Wine Bar at the Crowne Plaza is the perfect spot to start the evening on the right note. The bar serves food and drinks and the team at Social will guide you through the menu. The drinking list is impressive, be assured there is something for everyone!

  • 764 Colombo Street