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5 Awesome Bars in Wellington

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Where to go for a drink in Wellington.

Part of any city life means going to a bar or two, right? In New Zealand’s capital city, you can find a contrast of bars along Courtenay Place. There are places for a posh drink, a quiet Irish pint, or a boogie to cheesy music. Find some of the best bars in Wellington right here on this listicle!

For more tips, check out our Guide to Wellington Nightlife. Plus, remember that New Zealand is very strict on only serving alcohol to those with valid ID. Find out more in What ID is Valid for Buying Alcohol in New Zealand?

On a final note, drink responsibly: many backpackers find themselves going on a ferry to the South Island the next morning with a raging hangover.

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1. MishMosh

Mishmosh is not hard to miss. It is on the corner of Courtenay Place and Allen Street with its lit up sign at night. A great place for cocktails, burger and beer deals, and a real city vibe.

Location: Courtenay Place
Mishmosh

2. The Residence

Find the local Wellington crowd here. There is a wide selection of beers on tap to even please the fussiest of drinkers. You’ll often find some good food and drink deals to start you off on a big night out in Wellington!

Location: Courtenay Place

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3. The Bangalore Polo Club

For your classier nights out in Wellington. Sports fans will also love The Bangalore Polo Club to catch the latest game of rugby and cricket. Find out more about watching sports in New Zealand in The Best Places to Watch Rugby in New Zealand.

Location: Courtenay Place

Bangalore Polo Club

4. Electric Avenue

… and the not-so-classy nights out. Get drunk to all the cheesy hits from the 80s and 90s in this guilty pleasure of a bar in Wellington. It’s also a good place to go if you are wanting something cheap and cheerful to go with your 14 Free or Cheap Things to do in Wellington.

Location: Courtenay Place
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5. D4 on Featherston

Ah yes, the token Irish bar of the city. However, D4 on Featherston likes to do things more subtly focusing more on New Zealand craft beer. (Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get a pint of Guinness though). See here for more about craft beer in New Zealand.

Location: Featherston Street
D4 on Featherston

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