See a live music gig at one of Wellington's favourite venues
There's nothing like seeing live music - especially at one of Wellington's top independent venues and bars
Rogue and Vagabond
18 Garrett Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Expect live music, pizza and local art donning the walls. If it's a nice day we recommend taking your craft beer outdoors and lounging in Glover Park on Rogue and Vagabond's plush beanbags. You might even spot resident bulldog Bruce.
The Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant
39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington
At the Southern Cross, there is something for everyone. If you want a beer at the bar, a low seat by the fire, to hang out in the garden bar, or a sit-down meal in the dining room – they’ve got the space to suit.
They have many events and live music which includes a weekly Sunday session run by Wellington Jazz Co-operative (WJC.)
WJC is an artist-run, non-profit project with a vision to provide a platform for creative musicians to present new, interactive and improvised music.
100 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington
A temple of beer, food and fun, Whistling Sisters brew and serve their own beers plus a carefully curated selection of craft beer from Wellington’s best breweries.
The Fermentery has a regularly changing selection of creative food on offer to complement their packed programme of live gigs, tastings, meetups and gatherings.
167 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington
Moon is a much-loved neighbourhood bar and gig venue on Newtown's main street. Head there during the weekend for gigs galore to see the grooviest talent in town. Every Friday there's a live band from 9pm with a $5 cover charge and on Saturday evenings local record store Creeps Record Parlour play DJ and spin some records.
As well as music, Moon serves up local craft beer and gourmet pizza (named for famous musicians (try the Barry White or the Yoko Ono), low gravity bites (future fries, crater of olives) and planetary platters.