Pubs, Bars & Nightlife in Great Lake Taupo

During weekends, holidays and the summer season you’ll find plenty of excuses to dance the night away with top New Zealand bands and DJs jazzing up Great Lake Taupo's nightlife. Or round up some mates and catch an All Blacks game playing on big screens in our sports bars or pubs then head out later to one of our lively bars and nightclubs.

Download the Great Lake Taupo Foodie Trail brochure (or pick one up at the i-SITES) for our picks of the must-visit drinking establishment in the region. 

  • Ruapehu Lounge Bar

    Open daily from 11am until 5pm. Take in breath-taking mountain views from the grand Ngauruhoe Window.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Element Bar

    Open 7 days a week for the best atmosphere in Taupo. When you come and party with us you will have an unforgettable night!

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Pubs & Nightlife
  • Plateau Restaurant and Bar

    Plateau is an award winning New Zealand meeting place for locals and visitor alike, serving the finest New Zealand craft beers and Kiwi inspired food.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Foodie Trail
  • The Deck

    The Deck has the best vibes in Taupo! We're the only bar that gives you panoramic views of Taupo's lake and mountains.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • Taupo RSA

    The Taupo RSA boasts excellent facilities including a fully-licensed bar, restaurant serving lunch and dinner menus, air conditioning, modern gaming machines, snooker and 8-ball tables, darts, big screen TVs and outdoor garden bar/smoking area

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • Tipsy Trout

    Located at Kinloch harbour with sweeping views of the beach, this cafe, bar and restaurant serves delicious food with gluten-free and vegan options.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Cafes Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • Lakehouse Taupo

    Home of Craft Beer and Great Food in a great location over looking Lake Taupo. Dine in the sun outdoors or inside by the fire.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Foodie Trail
  • Pub 'n' Grub

    The Pub n Grub is perched on Roberts Street across from the waterfront with a perfectly unobstructed view of the lake. It's an ideal place to pop inside or grab a table out on the deck for a relaxing breakfast or lunch meal.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Pubs & Nightlife
  • Turangi Bridge Restaurant & Bar

    Turangi Bridge Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand Cuisine.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Salt Bar

    Stylish lounge and cocktail bar

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Pubs & Nightlife

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