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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
Ivy Bar
Ivy Bar
Ivy Bar
Ivy Bar
Ivy Bar

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 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Large underground lounge bar & club and a focal point of the Wellington gay scene. Ivy Bar hosts regular cabaret-themed events and serves 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 also hosts 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: 12-04-2018

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S&M’s Cocktail Bar & Lounge
S&M’s Cocktail Bar & Lounge

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 3.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

Intimate, gay bar & cocktail lounge with various themed nights. The stylish décor, chandeliers and high walls make this a very popular 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 hosts private functions.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 07-06-2018

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The Fringe Bar
The Fringe Bar

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 9 votes - click to vote

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

Karaoke is popular here. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Food is also available.

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: 07-06-2018

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