Courtenay Place's best bars for dancing

If you love to shake it off on the dancefloor, Courtenay Place is the place to be. With a variety of bars and music, you’ll be on your feet until the early hours of the morning

Lulu Bar and Restaurant

31 Courtenay Place, Te Aro

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Grab a Pacific-inspired cocktail from the bar and take a seat in Lulu’s outdoor seating area. Filled with lush greenery and heated outdoor seats, it’s the place to be on a Friday night. With live performances till late, you’ll find it hard not to groove to the tunes and leave this island paradise.

Dirty Little Secret

54 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

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Get a drink or two from Dirty Little Secret and watch Wellington’s celebratory hub Courtenay Place come to life at night. With a view worthy enough of an Instagram pic, you’ll have to get a spot by the glass windows overlooking Courtenay Place and the Wellington waterfront. While you are there, break out your dance moves on the dancefloor to one of the many special performers and DJs who perform throughout the week.

El Horno

30 Courtenay Place, Te Aro

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Break your work week with a classic El Horno sangria jug and get grooving with your pals to live music and other great tunes they have on weekly. Whether it’s the weekend or after work, it’s the ideal location to share a bevvy and yarns with your favourite buddies.


36 Courtenay Place, Te Aro

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The “Mosh” known to locals is the go-to bar for its outdoor seating area, located in the heart of Courtenay Place. Sip on a cold bevvy with pals before slowly making your way to the dancefloor inside. Bootay shake to a mix of old classic tunes or to the hottest top 20 pop songs. While you're there, check out their underground bar for a late-night boogie to Beyoncé.

Shady Lady

66 Courtenay Place, Te Aro

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Don’t be fooled by the name, there is no shade to any ladies that enter this dancing hotspot. Take a quick selfie in the caravan before grooving your way back to the crowd on the dancefloor. If you aren’t much of dancer, head out to the courtyard at the back for a more relaxed and intimate time with your mates or bae.

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