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. 

  • Finn MacCuhals Irish Pub

    An Irish Bar Situated On The "Strip" in Tuwharetoa St Taupo - Great Food, Great Atmosphere and Warm Hospitality.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife
  • dBar

    Dbar is Taupo's hot spot in the heart of the city with Food & Bev, Cue Pool, Gaming Machines, Poker, Live sport, Prize challenges and Karaoke/DJ services.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Pubs & Nightlife
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lakeman Brewing Co

    Lakeman beer is brewed from Taupo’s purest natural water and boasts malty, hoppy flavours as big as Lakeman himself.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Pubs & Nightlife
  • Jolly Good Fellows Restaurant & Bar

    'Jollys is a casual British Pub themed restaurant & Bar that has become an icon in dining in Taupo. We offer good value, wholesome fayre served in a pub type surroundings. We have simply the best lake & mountain views from virtually every table (or bar...

    • 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
  • Tussock Bar and Restaurant

    Enjoy full views of the Tongariro National Park from the warmth and comfort of the Tussock Bar & Restaurant.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Cafes Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Volcanic Kitchen

    Volcanic Kitchen is a Wood-Fired Craft Bar with award winning wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers and pastas. Tuatara beer on tap and Tohu and Aronui wines.

    • Location Taupo
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife

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