Póg Mahone’s is a little bit of Ireland set right in the heart of Queenstown. The pub was designed and built in Ireland, before being shipped to Queenstown where it was constructed in 1998 on Queenstown picturesque lakefront area. Póg’s as the locals refer to it, has a warm and welcoming interior, one that makes you feel right at home. You’ll often find two fires burning away in the fire, so grab a pint and put your feet up. Alternatively, head out to the beer garden and marvel at the stunning views of Queenstown bay, and the snowcapped mountains in the distance. The regular traditional music sessions attract plenty of friendly faces to Póg’s, so be sure to pop by and enjoy the craic.
With four locations in Auckland, Doolan Brothers is a popular Irish pub with both locals and visitors to the city, offering a great range of events across the month. Be sure to check the upcoming events prior to your trip to Auckland, as the bar organises everything from bingo games and open mic comedy nights, to regular quiz nights and the popular traditional music sessions. The décor of the four Doolan pubs is quintessentially Irish, while the food menu is designed to suit all tastes. With a great atmosphere, you’ll never feel too far from home when you visit Doolan Brothers.
Located just 5-minutes from Eden Park, The Clare Inn is a popular choice for rugby fanatics on match day. Away from sporting events, you’ll find something at the Inn almost every night, with events ranging from live music and pub quizzes, to Texas Hold’em Poker and regular darts nights. The Clare Inn also has a reputation for great food, picking up numerous hospitality and food excellence awards in recent years. One thing is for sure, with The Clare Inn, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and a great night’s craic.
The Claddagh claims to be the best Irish pub in Auckland, and while there is some stiff competition, The Claddagh is the only place to be in Auckland on a Sunday night. The traditional music sessions begin at 6pm, and the atmosphere is something to behold. With a popular menu, regular pub quiz and entertaining karaoke evenings all part of the fabric, the folk at The Claddagh have managed to perfectly bring a little slice of Ireland to life, the Auckland’s Newmarket district.
Located in the heart of Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Harbour, O’Hagans Irish Pub is the perfect example of a traditional Irish Pub, with an almost hypnotic charm and warmth drawing you into the bar. Relax in the friendly atmosphere of Auckland’s beautiful waterfront area while enjoying a pint of Guinness and some homemade Irish favourites. You may be a long way from home, but with O’Hagans, you’ll feel like you’re sitting back in your favourite seat of your favourite boozer back in Ireland. O’Hagans has some great live music sessions at the weekend, allowing you to party way into the night, so be sure to check it out.
Ah go on, go on, go on. It wouldn’t take Mrs Doyle too long to twist your arm to stop by Father Ted’s in Auckland. Opened in 2006, Ted’s is a popular live music venue in Auckland’s business district, with music on seven nights a week. A popular steakhouse, Ted’s steak Monday’s is a hit with the Auckland natives, and indeed the Irish community who now call Auckland home. If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand’s North Island, a quick pint and a yarn in Father Ted’s will help you get more familiar with the area.