Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Where To Watch The Rugby In Auckland'.

Our guide to the best bars to watch the Rugby in Auckland.

Schapiro's Sports Bar

Schapiro’s is a dedicated sports bar in Eden Terrace.  Opened by Otis Schapiro, co-owner, the lively bar offers a classic, American-style sports bar experience. The atmospheric bar with stylish interior and seating booths, is filled with sports memorabilia, large screens that will play all the most important games and fights as they happen and a delicious, diner-style menu, suited to eve...

The Fox

The Fox is a refined English styled sports bar that offers great views of live sporting action and even better views of Auckland's beautiful Viaduct Harbour. Fox's Ale House greets you with a welcoming pub atmosphere serving up traditional English and Kiwi hearty dishes.  With easy to watch sport on the TV's and plenty of special home comforts, you'll be coming back for more. The bar in...

The Elephant Wrestler

Opened in 2011, The Elephant Wrestler is a lively and spacious bar situated in the heart of Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore region. The bar features a beautiful courtyard complete with retractable roof that's a welcome option on those warmer days, and a garden bar.  The extensive menu offers a selection of small plates and platters ideal for sharing, pasta and risotto dishes, quality ...

Bridgehouse Lodge

The Bridgehouse Lodge offers accommodation, dining and event venue options in Warkworth, northwest of Auckland.  It's a lovely great spot to soak up Warkworth's riverside ambiance while enjoying great food, hosting an event or staying overnight. ​The Bridgehouse Lodge is a piece of Warkworth history as the first building in Warkworth over 150 years ago.  The exterior of th...

The Kingslander

Established in 2005, the Kingslander has been a permanent fixture in Kingsland since its life as a grain store in the early 19th century. Hearty food, daily specials and sports action are the main ingredients on offer. The bar offers three large televisions and seven plasma screens throughout the bar so you never miss the action on the field. Every day there $20 food specials while on Thursday ...

HQ Viaduct

Located in the Viaduct in central Auckland the bar offers great food from local sources including Bluff oysters backed by a wine list that includes local and international varieties and beers that include international and craft selections. A great selection of pizzas, steak and fish dishes are also served. DJs play on several nights (typically Wednesday to Sunday) during the week and the ba...

The Paddington

Popular sports bar just minutes from the Vector Arena. Several rooms containing numerous TVs, a pool table, tiered seating and a great beer and wine menu. Ideal for nights out with friends. Always lively, The Paddington Sports Bar is the premier destination for locals who love their sport. Showing all major events, from Formula 1 Grand Prix to UEFA Champions League matches, this bar is totally ...

The Patriot

The Patriot Pub is located in the pretty seaside town of Devonport, just a 12 minute ferry from downtown Auckland.  The english themed pub is one of a kind in Devonport, offering high quality food in a traditional english pub setting. The large pub has an outdoor seating area to enjoy lunch and watch the hustle and bustle of Devonport life while inside there two floors and an outdoor court...

Shakespeare Tavern

Shakespeare Tavern was New Zealand's first Brewpub and is also a 10 room hotel.  Located downtown, the 100 year old pub is situated on the corner of Wyndam and Albert Street. This English style bar serves a range of beers including craft beers that are brewed on site and a decent selection of pub grub.  For lunch you'll be tempted by the great choice of handmade Shakespeare pizza...

The Claddagh Irish Pub

This traditional Irish pub has a cosy tavern-style interior that oozes character in the heart of Auckland's Newmarket suburb. The pub has become a local favourite, known for its busy events schedule and award winning offering of Irish Guinness.  There's something organised most nights of the week, with Thursday karaoke sessions and Wednesday pub quizzes just some of the regular highlights ...

Barrel Inn

Barrel Inn is an irish bar located in east Auckland's Howick suburb with live music is on every Friday.  Special food deals are served on Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch, while dinner specials are available with the quiz nights on Wednesdays. The menu includes hearty pub fare with the likes of steak and Guiness pie and crispy fried chicken burger. For keen sports fans, the bar shows the ...

Coops Corner Pub

Coops Corner Pub is located right on the corner of the Viaduct Harbour with beautiful, waterfront views.  Visit Coops for a slick, no-nonsense but also full of nonsense pub that you’ll be proud to call your local.  It’s a one-of-a-kind spot that instantly feels like home.  Expect fresh, top-notch brews and good, honest food....

Danny Doolan's

Popular Irish bar and eatery with live music seven days a week. Right in the heart of Viaduct Harbour, with an impressive steak menu, great drinks and friendly table service. Open until the early hours. Danny Doolan's is the place to go for a fresh, contemporary Auckland vibe and, above all, authentic Irish craic! There's live music from the resident band, every night of the week from 8.00pm on...

Doolan Brothers Newmarket

Bustling Irish bar in central Newmarket, a few minutes walk from the train station.  Great craic, live music, comprehensive menu and good, old-fashioned Irish hospitality. Busy at weekends. Doolan Brothers Newmarket is a fixture on the Newmarket pub scene.  Offering a fantastic menu and a scintillating drinks selection, this is the place to come for a fun night out, or just somewhere ...

Doolan Brothers Ellerslie

Vibrant Irish bar in the heart of Ellerslie. Casual dining and wide selection of drinks, with great craic, and regular live music (weekends). Great place to hang out evenings and weekends. Doolan Brothers Ellerslie is one of the area's most popular bars. Exuding a traditional Irish atmosphere, the staff are welcoming and friendly, and the chef is renowned for his mouthwatering menu of local and...

Doolan Brothers Botany Downs

Doolan Brothers is a traditional English pub situated in the Auckland suburb of Botany Downs. The spacious and friendly pub offers a menu packed full of wholesome tasty dishes that you'd expect to feature in an English pub menu. The all day menu features 'mains' of sausages and mash, curry of the day, roast beef and yorkshire pudding, fish and chips and many more classic dishes. After six, the ...

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