Best Bars in The Ponsonby District

The Ponsonby suburb is packed with attractive hangout places. It’s hard to choose one place when talking about the options at the lively Ponsonby road, so here’s a guide to the best Ponsonby Roadbars.


The Franklin

The Franklin is a funky and stylish place with plenty of space within the Ponsonby suburb. It has a warm and welcoming environment with a classy selection of drinks and very tempting food menu. If you are at Ponsonby suburb, The Franklin should definitely be on your go to list.


Mea Culpa

If you are looking for a place which always has something new to offer, Mea culpa is your best choice. They keep playing around with their menu and surprise their customers with amazing blends of cocktails. They use hand-pressed fruits to garnish their items and also have a splendid menu which caters to the needs of tourists from all over the world.



Bonita is popular for serving traditional Spanish tapas in a relaxed yet social environment. The Thursday night live music organized by Bonita has made it a popular hangout bar in the Ponsonby district. Talking about its drinks menu, it offers a wide selection of European and Kiwi beers along with some classic cocktails. With a calm interior decor, it is definitely one of the best spots for delicious food and wide range of liquor.


Ponsonby Social Club

The Ponsonby social club is one of the coolest night time getaways for the young blood of Auckland. As the name suggests, it is a social party club and has all the ingredients you need in a bar. You also get to enjoy live music played by local and international DJs every Wednesday to Sunday. Being one of the most popular bars of Auckland city, it is almost always packed.

These are some of the top must-visit bars in Ponsonby District, do be sure to visit at least a few to truly soak in the cultural and liquor offerings of this popular tourist destination.