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Christchurch Entertainment Hot Spots

Keep The Good Times Rolling

If you're a board game enthusiast or someone looking for a fun-filled night out in Ōtautahi Christchurch, you're in luck! We have put together a list of the top 7 board game bars and entertainment spots in town. From strategic gameplay to immersive experiences, these venues offer an exciting night out where you can unwind and embrace your inner child!


Meepleopolis is board game café and bar in the city centre. Prepare to unleash your inner board game fanatic as you dive into a world of whimsy and strategy. With a staggering collection of over 350 games, Meepleopolis will have you grinning from ear to ear. Enjoy their delicious food menu, designed with playing in mind, while conquering new realms and outwitting opponents. Their energetic team of Game Guides will match you with the perfect game to spark your excitement. With a regular calendar of events, classes, competitions, and promotions you'll want to become a regular.

Dice & Slice

Combining the love of board games with the love of pizza, Dice & Slice is a must-visit spot for gamers and foodies alike. With a welcoming atmosphere, over 250 board games and New York-style pizza, and a wide range of drinks – what’s not to love? Their extensive game library is suitable for all preferences and skill levels. Whether you're a casual player or a hardcore strategist, Dice & Slice has something for everyone.

Archie Brothers

Archie Brothers is not just your average arcade; it's an entertainment wonderland. This vibrant venue offers a fusion of arcade games, virtual reality, amusement rides and even a bowling alley, ensuring non-stop fun for all ages. Challenge your friends to an old school arcade game, enjoy the thrill of racing simulators, or show off your skills at air hockey. Complete the experience with something from their food menu, featuring a range of delicious bites and delightful cocktails.

Code Breakers

If you're up for a thrilling challenge that puts your problem-solving skills to the test, Code Breakers is the place for you. This escape room venue takes immersive gaming to the next level. Gather a team, enter a themed room, and solve intricate puzzles within a given time limit. Whether you're a seasoned escape room enthusiast or a first-timer, Code Breakers is a unique experience that will keep you engaged from start to finish.

Escape Artists

Another fantastic escape room experience awaits at Escape Artists. With multiple themed rooms to choose from, each with its unique storyline and puzzles, you'll be transported to different worlds of mystery and excitement. Unlock ancient secrets and solve crimes as you participate in the immersive atmosphere and cleverly designed challenges. Gather your friends, put your minds together, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure.


Scared Scriptless

For those seeking laughter and entertainment, Scared Scriptless is Ōtautahi ‘s premier improv comedy group at The Court Theatre. Sit back, relax, and enjoy hilarious performances as the talented comedians create spontaneous skits based on audience suggestions. With a lively and energetic atmosphere, Scared Scriptless guarantees an evening filled with laughter and good times.

Serve Ping Pong Club

Serve Ping Pong Club is a vibrant and energetic destination offering a unique and exciting experience for ping pong enthusiasts and casual players wanting to head out for an evening of fun. The venue is kitted out with smart tables that do all the scoring and refereeing for you, and a well-stocked bar that serves an array of refreshing beverages. Wood fired pizzas are also on offer for those that need a mid-game snack. Book a table on a Friday or Saturday night and host your own tournament. The venue can also be exclusively hired out for events and can even be combined with Duel Darts to add an extra element to the fun.

Holey Moley

Grab your most competitive friends and head to Holey Moley in the central city (under EntX) for an afternoon or evening of fun.

Imagine the craziest round of mini golf you’ve ever played - now add a bar, tunes and yummy food and you’re sorted.

Whether you're a seasoned mini-golf player or a beginner, Holey Moley is a must-visit destination in Christchurch and the perfect way to warm up this winter.