Wellington has a thriving nightlife; with most of the population close proximity to the city something is
always happening, everything is an easy walk, and there is a remarkable feeling of safety in this outgoing
and vibrant night scene.
Below are a few of the outstanding local clubs and bars, listed for their local popularity and distinct
Good Luck - Thematically based on its Opium Den past, the floating lantern bar separates the dance
floor from the cozy candlelit lounge. The music here expresses Wellington's affinity to the alternative music
Havana Bar - A great escape from the bustling city centre, a relaxed and homely interior complements
live music, good coffee and the local personalities who inhabit the bar.
Hope Bros - A bar and restaurant cleared at night and transformed into a popular nightclub. A relaxed
leather booth mezzanine level overlooks a sizeable and always packed dance floor and stage.
Mighty Mighty - This bar is a local favourite, with its hilariously kitsch interior, regular live
gigs and perfect sized dance floor, the Mighty Mighty is a guaranteed good time.
Motel - Tucked discretely down Motel Lane, once you get past the cameras at the entrance, ascend
into a plush cocktail lounge. Intimate booth settings, an ever changing cocktail menu and personal bar
Sandwiches - The centre stage for Wellington's drum & bass, club and electronica, playing host to
musicians and DJs from every corner of the global scene.
San Francisco Bath House - Wellington's iconic live venue, kicking out some of the best music from
New Zealand and around the world.