What is nightlife like in Auckland?

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Nicky Park

After dark, Auckland is a hive of activity most nights of the week. Things are a little quieter on Monday and Tuesday however, from Wednesday onwards, you'll find something to satisfy night owls.

Check out the Britomart precinct downtown. This area tends to be grooving most nights of the week. Britomart Country Club is heaving on a Friday night, or if you’re out and about mid-week, pop over to its Siamese twin, 1885. On a Wednesday night this sexy bar hosts a jazz session in the den downstairs – well worth a look and a toe-tap. If you’re after something a little hipper, check out the rooftop at Tyler Street Garage - it can be hard to get a spot, but it's well worth sipping your drink looking out over the ports.

A short cab ride out of town, Ponsonby Road is pretty happening. My late night picks would be The Golden Dawn for a boutique beer and a dance outside or Ponsonby Social Club - a dimly lit haunt for a drink and a boogy.

If you really want to party, get a cab to drop you off on K Road. This is Auckland's red light district. There's a rainbow of establishments to pick from. I'd opt for Ink Coherent - it's always cranking with cool DJ sets and is open until late.

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