This is Wellington Jazz Festival central, and the place to see the top international headliners including Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Be sure to reserve your seat!
A casual corporate restaurant in the heart of the CBD. Cosy up by the fire in the evening or catch the sun in the morning. With great coffee and fast service, a good range of New Zealand and international wines matched with delicious New Zealand European inspired food six days and nights a week. Jazz Bites Special Offer Famous pea & halloumi fritters with a glass of Moutere Hills Pinot Gris for a jazzy $19 Offer applies Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, and Saturday 11th
The Matterhorn story is an oral history, gleaned from the multitude of people passing through the ubiquitous swing doors at the end of a long corridor on Cuba St. History based on hearsay, gossip, intrigue and the occasional late night lie. A scene of assembly for Wellington’s creative cognoscenti, the Matterhorn welcomes a multi-coloured array of clientele. Originally a Swiss coffee house opened in 1963, it has metamorphosed into a regular’s restaurant, café, cocktail bar and supper club, where attitude is valued over attire.
The Rogue & Vagabond is a craft beer bar located just off Cuba St in Glover Park. It specialises in amazing beer and also in a wide variety of live music including jazz, blues, funk, and soul – you name it. There's also a great outside area where you can sit in the sun, nibble on some of the delicious pub food or play with your dog (that you are more than welcome to bring)!
Casual and laid back, the CQ bar offers a smart and relaxed environment in which guests can sit back and wind down for the day, while sipping on New Zealand and international wines, craft beer, delicious cocktails and sample the best of local cuisine. Jazz Bites Special Offer CQ Restaurant Pre-Show Menu available from 6pm-8pm includes 2 course set menu (Shared starter and choice of one main) - $29 per person CQ Bar $10.00 cocktails $12.00 platters
The Sprig & Fern on Tinakori Road is a purveyor of award-winning craft beers and a community base for regulars and newcomers alike. Pop in for a visit and experience the warm and welcoming feel of a proper, local craft beer tavern.
The Realm is your one stop local. As one of Wellington’s best suburban locals, it has been part of the furniture in Hataitai since the 1930s and regularly feature high quality live jazz. They know that service with a smile goes a long way. Open seven days, with two bars, a restaurant and a bottle store.
Classic and contemporary find common ground in all cuisines. Ancestral aims to showcase the marriage of Chinese culinary traditions and philosophy with contemporary approach and cooking techniques; translated with local accents and ingredients, reflecting the diversity of the best New Zealand has to offer. Jazz Bites Special Offer Chargrilled Yakitori pork belly with spring onion skewers matched with Snow Pear Cocktail of pear, apple and ginger syrup, Sochu, Calvados and lime - $20 for food and cocktail match
Basque is based on the eating and drinking styles of Northern Spain, offering an array of tapas, pintxos, pizzas, Spanish wines, craft beers and sangria.
Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award-winning cocktail bar and restaurant, serving a diverse range of Spanish-inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's three nights a week for your listening pleasure.
Hashigo Zake takes the provision of fine beer to new levels. Seven days a week, 362 days a year, they serve the best that New Zealand's booming craft brewing industry has to offer, alongside an impressive range of imported beer. Dealing directly with breweries in Australia, Japan and the US, they import many of the best beers in the Pacific rim and Europe. Open at midday every day.
Located in the heart of the historic Kelburn Village, and just a short walk from the top of the Cable Car, this local pub is a great place to unwind and relax after a hard day in the city. Meet the locals, shoot some pool, share some tapas or just relax in the sun on the terrace.
Breathtakingly beautiful – Wellington’s famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is one of New Zealand’s greatest heritage places. A place of spiritual significance to many, Old St Paul's has also become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
The Lido Cafe is one of Wellington's longest running cafes, open since 1991 in a prime location beside the civic centre. Boasting the longest running music residency in Wellington, with great food, great coffee, great atmosphere, great service, and the great people-watching goldfish bowl windows, it is the perfect spot to check out inner city Wellington as it hurries on by.
1815 Cafe & Bar at the Wellesley Boutique Hotel regularly hosts live music on Friday nights, and now at lunchtime and in the evenings especially for the Wellington Jazz Festival. Join us for fantastic food, fabulous music, great craft beers and wine at 1815.
Plonked right in the middle of Cuba Street, Hotel Bristol has been in trading as it is now since 1996. Offering itself now as a pub and restaurant, there is something on offer for everyone.
Meow is the most wild and happening Wellington Jazz Festival venue, with over twenty scheduled performances. Come down to try one of twelve local tap craft beers, an organic wine of our massive list, one of our 100 + single malt whiskys or a snack and a meal from our dinner menu while you watch the show. Jazz Bites Special Offer Half price farmhouse platter with any bottle purchase of a Mahi wine.
‘Down a drink’ and taste the new tapas menu at Sojourn Café & Bar, offering contemporary cuisine with a warm ambience. Located in the lobby of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Sojourn is perfectly positioned for festival goers with pedestrian access from The Terrace and Lambton Quay. Jazz Bites Special Offer Sojourn’s winter inspired two tapas and a cocktail (Martini or Manhattan) for $25.00, available from 3pm. Adding a touch of style, the Sojourn resident pianist will play between 5 - 7pm.
Set over four floors, the Museum shares some of the fascinating stories of the Wellington region.
The spititual home of Wellington's vibrant jazz scene, it's fitting that St Peter's on Willis again hosts the Wellington Jazz Festival's free concert series.
For over 100 years our place here in Te Aro, Wellington, has been a favourite meeting place for locals. We love being a part of the community and we are ready to throw in the hard yards to make sure everyone who visits us has a great experience. The Cross has something for everyone - have a look around and choose the perfect spot to suit your mood. Each area has been designed to create a different experience, a different ambience. Bring in your team from work, your mates, your kids, your grandparents, your study group, your special someone, your laptop or your party guests – we can set you up with a space, top-notch food and drinks to suit your occasion. Jazz Bites Special Offer 1| French 75 - Tanqueray Gin, sparking wine, fresh lemon juice and sirop de gomme 2| Pop’s Creole Red Beans and Rice - A New Orleans favourite and Louis Armstrong’s favourite dish of red beans and rice, using his own classic recipe.
One of Wellington's busiest dining and drinks spots, The Green Man Pub is the place where Irish flavours meet a bit of Kiwi. A hotspot for after-work drinks with a central CBD location, as well as a dedicated functions and events team, means this eatery exceeds all expectations. With events happening every night and live music on Thursdays and Fridays, this pub creates the perfect atmosphere for a casual drink or catching up with friends over a hearty meal. Whether you're searching for the next quiz night or just want a night off from cooking, you'll be mingling with Wellington's best at The Green Man Pub.
Going to the cinema is about so much more than watching a film. At Light House we try to create an environment of comfort and sophistication to deliver a unique cinema experience. Light House Cuba is located in Wellington's bustling Cuba street district. Nestled on Wigan Street, across from Havana bar, Light House Cuba offers a unique and inviting atmosphere to escape the daily grind. Sit back, relax and unwind.
At the New Zealand School of Music you will find professionally active and internationally acclaimed, world-class staff, facilities and resources, and an abundance of collaborative and performance opportunities.
Experience the essence of Wellington hospitality, as their friendly staff ensure you have the best bar and eatery experience with a wide variety of amazing cocktails, wines, and microbrews also on offer. Public caters for all variety of needs including an outdoor area with a toasty gas fireplace, a private function space catering for groups of up to 50, and a relaxed dining area featuring comfortable booths which border the dance floor for when the beat takes over. Don’t take their word for it though. Come and enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a snack with any one of their wide selection of beverage options.
El Matador on Cuba Street serves bold, fresh flavours of Latin cuisine and wine, cocktails and beers to match. Featuring a traditional Argentine asador, open kitchen, garden bar, great vibe and superb service, El Matador is ideal for a relaxed dinner, drinks or weekend brunch. Their specialty is woodfired cookery which enhances the natural flavours of meat, fish, vegetables and bread. Known for their tasty tapas, large sharing platters and the best woodfired steaks and burgers in town! Jazz Bites Special Offer Burger + Beer/Wine for $22: Choose either our wood-fired Gaucho Prime Angus Beef Burger or Garbanzo Vegetariano Burger. Both served with Patatas Bravas plus a glass of house wine or tap beer.
Experience the majestic views of a stormy Wellington harbour up close and personal. From the comfort of a warm and welcoming Café/Restaurant watch the waves crash against the pier, sip on a mulled wine or cider and take shelter from the winds of Wellington in a timeless icon… the Boat Café – more than a fair weather destination. Jazz Bites Offer: Seafood Tasting Platter for two and two Montheith's Pilsener including grilled tiger prawns, salt and pepper Calamari, New Zealand fresh green lipped mussels, beer battered fish bites, homemade rewena bread and anchovy butter) – $49
Tuatara Brewing Co's CBD tap room offers 14 taps of craft beer enlightenment. Also moonlights as microbrewery, rigger depot & general backdrop to good times. Once home to woodwork shop, boxing gym, and even a brothel, the building also has a decades-long musical heritage as the Plan 9 studio. Today the upstairs lounge is again a haven for music lovers, hosting concerts, jam sessions and live recordings.
Little Beer Quarter is Wellington's beer geek heaven, tucked away in the Edward St Precinct. With 14 rotating taps, 2 handpulls and over 100 beers in the fridge, LBQ pours the best of the best from NZ's craft beer scene, great international beer, craft cider and New Zealand wines. Match your beverage of choice to our speciality pizzas, tasting plates and seasonal, gastro-pub style fare.
St Johns Bar and Restaurant is a popular waterfront venue, with a lively bar and restaurant which serves contemporary NZ cuisine.
Laundry is the local Juke Joint, a southern-style ramshackle barrelhouse where people gather for food, music and dancing. Our soul food kitchen serves the likes of Jerk chicken, Cajun fish and sweet pie til the wee small hours, then opens early for a wholesome weekend brunch. Local craft beer on tap! Live music and Dj's run till late most nights, always free entry!
Cin Cin serves modern and traditional Italian food; woodfired pizza, homemade pasta, and delicious Italian wines and beers. Since their opening in 2014, they have incorporated weekly live music into their menu.
Moon is only a year old but is already established as one of the capital's prime music venues hosting live local, national and international music five nights a week.
Thistle Inn - the oldest establishment in the country offers a warm intimate atmosphere for small gigs, gigs are rare at the Thistle, when they do happen - dont miss out!
The National Library of New Zealand is here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of the nation. As a library and as a national institution we are open to one and all.
Wellington's newest dive bar and music venue. Jazz Bites Special Offer Come grab a Jazz Burger, specially created for the Wellington Jazz Festival. Not to be missed - $10
Come on down to our multi-award winning gastro-pub located right here in Petone, Wellington and experience all that we have to offer at the home of hospitality in the Hutt! With quirky presentations, live music, great cuts of meat, a friendly atmosphere and even better beer, we implore you to come on down to The Butcher and Brewer today. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Jazz Bites Special Offers Loius Jazzy Chicken Strips with chipotle mayo $13.90 New Orleans Morello Cherry Tart with hot custard $14 Satchmos Hot Buttered Rum $10
Wild at Heart is the spirit of our successful business and people. These words capture the attitude, passion and professionalism that makes our airport the one people keep coming back to.
Offering an affordable range of stalls and entertainment our bright and colourful ambience is a big hit with everyone who comes to visit this lively section of Cuba Street. We are always adding in new stallholders, performers and artists to our line-up to showcase more and more local products.
Two professional chefs, one bus. Beat Kitchen does fresh global street food using as many seasonal and local ingredients as they can get their hands on. Jazz Bites Offer: 1| Grilled Pork Fillet with Succotash and Cornbread 2| Cream Brulee with Poached Rhubarb and Vanilla Short Bread
Field & Green is an eatery in the heart of Wellington city’s Courtenay Quarter, offering ‘european soul food' and beverages to match. They create evocative dishes inspired by European influences that delivers robust flavours full of personality. The menu changes weekly. "Enjoy good music by listening to good food" Aux Petits Joueurs, Gypsy Jazz bar & bistro, Paris. Soul-warming bistro dishes typically found in French jazz bars. Jazz Bites Offer: Entrée: French onion soup Main: Cassoulet Dessert: Crêpes Suzette
Giddy-Up! is New Zealand's first true Mussel Bar that showcases New Zealand's unique and highly nutritious greenshell mussel. Have a craft beer or wine with the variety of seafood offered and enjoy the fun, quirky atmosphere. Hospitality at its best. Non-seafood options available as well. Jazz Bites Offer: 1| 2 x Jivin' Sliders with a glass of New Zealand Wine or Craft Beer of choice Mussel pattie, watercress, cucumber pickle & lemon mayo $12 2| Smokin' Beat with a glass of New Zealand Wine or Craft Beer of choice. Smoked beetroot, goat's cheese, roquette pesto & dukkah bruschetta $12
Toms Chimney cakes and Langosh is what happens when true Hungarian culture meets the bustling creative space that is Wellington. Specializing in producing authentic Hungarian fried bread and heavenly sweet chimney cakes. Homely warm foods with unique flavours everyone can enjoy! Jazz Bites Offer: Langosh Chimney cake combination offer featuring 1 plain salty garlic Langosh, half a chimney cake with a flavour of your choice and 1 drink for no more than $10
Iconic Mediterranean restaurant and tapas bar 'Zibibbo' is owned by Michelin-star rated Adam Newell. Zibibbo is famous for its inspired cuisine, classic flavour combinations and modern cooking techniques. Winner of the Wellington on a Plate Best Menu in 2015. Jazz Bites Offer: In the bar: A tapas platter for two with two glasses of prosecco $45 In the restaurant: 3 course pre-show or after-show dinner with matched wines $75pp
Experience the art of fine dining with culinary masterpieces designed by Laurent Loudeac at Hippopotamus Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. This iconic establishment allows guests to indulge in the finest French cuisine and a variety of decadent cocktails, all while overlooking the stunning views of Wellington Harbour. Jazz Bites Special Offer Cinnamon and brandy New Orleans style beignet with choice of filling salted caramel, vanilla or raspberry, served with Sazerac Cocktail (Rye Whisky, Peychaud bitter and syrup) Available Wed 8th, Thur 9th, Fri 10th June
CoCo is a unique restaurant nestled inside Miramar's famous and beautiful Roxy Cinema. The menu reflects head chef Nic Spicer's international inspiration, and the renowned cocktail bar is headed by multi-award winning Ray Letoa. Come join in the comfy art-deco venue for dinner, drinks, and maybe a movie too. Jazz Bites Special Offer Braised beef cheek with tomato toast, gentlemen's relish and parsley salad entrée with a glass of Primicia Tempranillo for $20 (usually priced at $26)
Bubbling away at the top of the stairs is Fork & Brewer home of Fork Brewing, which is dedicated to celebrating the fabulous contrasts and reinforcements produced by marrying great craft beer with imaginatively prepared dishes. Jazz bites Special Offer 1|Sharing Plate including whole or half-freshly baked warm loaf of white and wholemeal bread served with dukkah and spent grain dip, basil pesto and balsamic and olive oil 2|Fork Brewing Divine Brown Mocha Ale on Nitro
House of Dumplings believes in honest, guilt-free comfort food. House of Dumplings started in the vibrant food markets of Wellington, New Zealand and is now an institution. The aim has always been to provide real comfort food that is also nutritious. They have a range of handmade dumplings, crafted in the traditional Chinese style passed through families for countless generations. They believe in using only real and quality ingredients with no shortcuts at all. Creating the kind of dumplings a grandma would feed her grandchildren. Jazz Bites Special Offer Slow cooked Southern style beef brisket dumpling with a red wine sauce - and all that Jazz
For over 25 years L’affare, the flagship roastery and eatery, has been home - a sprawling, eclectic and bustling 120-seater café situated in Te Aro, Wellington. The College Street cafe has an inviting menu that changes seasonally and is made up of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Jazz Bites Special Offer Chicken, chorizo and grilled prawn jambalaya, served with a giardiniera salad. Served with a spiced Clamato cocktail.
Smack dab in the middle of the Cuba and Courtenay Precincts, Tequila Joe’s has brought Border Mex back to the Capital City. The vibe is sure to impress, with an open-kitchen and a cocktail and craft beer bar. Jazz Bites Special Offer 1| Tapa: Jalapeno Poppers with Buttermilk Ranch Dip - 2 for $9 | 6 for $18.5 2| Entrée: Cajun Dry Rub Chicken Taco topped with marmalade chili salsa, fried onions, and fresh cilantro - GF/DF - $9 Main: Two of the above tacos served sides of black beans and pickles – $22.5 3| Cocktail: Marigny Margarita - a pint serve of overproofed charmer Southern Comfort shaken with premium Anejo Tequila and famous lime sours mix - $18.5