Wellington Gay Bars

Wellington has an integrated bar culture. Whilst the bars on Courtenay Place and Cuba Street are very gay-friendly, there are a few ‘exclusively gay’ venues.

Ivy Bar gay bar in Wellington
Ivy Bar gay bar in Wellington
Ivy Bar gay bar in Wellington
Ivy Bar gay bar in Wellington

49 Lower Cuba St, Wellington | map | distance

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+64 27 325 8306 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 04:00

Ivy Bar

audience rating 4.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Karaoke Night from 9pm

Large underground lounge bar & club and a focal point of the Wellington gay scene. Ivy Bar hosts regular cabaret-themed events and is known for delicious cocktails and tapas.

Note that the former Club Ivy moved from its old Dixon St location to become Ivy Bar on Lower Cuba St, in the basement of the former James Smith building.

The Ivy is now playing host to comedy acts on a regular basis from some of NZ’s best comedians. Check their website for further details. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.

features bar, music, karaoke, dancing, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 14-10-2017

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176 Cuba Street, Wellington | map | distance

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+64 4 802 5335 |

weekday 17:00 - late

weekend 17:00 - 03:00

S&M’s Cocktail Bar & Lounge

audience rating 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Intimate, gay bar and cocktail lounge with different themed nights throughout the week. The stylish décor, with chandeliers and high walls makes this a very popular, trendy drinking spot for city workers and tourists.

Regular events include karaoke on Thursdays, with Fridays and Saturdays being full-on party nights. The downstairs bar at S&M’s is available for private functions.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 12-11-2017

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26-32 Allen Street, Wellington | map | distance

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+64 801 5007 |

weekday 10:00 - 04:00

weekend 10:00 - 04:00

The Fringe Bar

audience rating 4.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Gay-friendly entertainment venue in downtown Wellington. The Fringe hosts everything, from live music, comedy shows, cabaret, to poetry recitals, etc.

Every evening, the bar features karaoke, so warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing into the early hours! Food also available.

Fun and upbeat venue, great place to take (or make) new friends!

features bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 现场音乐, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 12-11-2017

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