The Best Christmas Party Venues in Auckland City Central
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Looking for some of the best Christmas party spots in Auckland City? From wide open spaces in Freeman’s Bay to cosy waterfront views at the Viaduct, we’ve got you covered for downtown.

Fresh Drops and Sunshine at Sweat Shop Brewery

Nothing beats a fresh craft beer on a hot summer’s day, especially at Christmas time. Sweat Shop Brewery is one of Auckland’s largest establishments located on Sale Street, Freeman’s Bay—nestled just to the edge of Auckland’s CBD with beautiful views of the Sky Tower, which you can enjoy from the outdoor deck this Christmas.

Want to take it inside instead? Sweat Shop has its own on-site brewery where the magic happens. From hop-heavy IPAs to ice-cold lagers, Sweat Shop has a craft beer for everyone. It’s delivered straight to the taps, and rotates often to keep things fresh. Pair your favourite brew with delicious meats from the smokehouse, including pub food and street eats that always go down a treat. The Brewery is available for Christmas bookings, but you’ll need to snap it up fast because it’s a local favourite.

Looking for something a little more relaxed? Try the high tables in the Atrium, a more social setting for those who like to move around and mingle a lot, while still enjoying the unmistakable grit and charm of Sweat Shop this Christmas.

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Waterfront Views at The Lula Inn

The Lula Inn, located at the edge of Auckland’s viaduct is the perfect spot to celebrate Christmas with a South Pacific vibe.

Soak in the waterfront views from their Harbour Eatery and Harbour Drinkery, perched on the water itself while you enjoy good company. If you prefer the energy of a room, take your Christmas party inside to the Lula Lane which has views of the water for over 50 people.

You can even enjoy your own personal bar at the Greenhouse, a fresh and lighthearted room that begs you to mix and mingle—a crowd favourite thanks to its direct connection to the oasis deck.

Looking to celebrate with a lot of company? Ask about booking the entire venue and make it a Christmas to remember for years to come.

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For Greedy Guzzlers & Party Havers

Coops Corner Pub is a one of a kind spot that you’ll be chuffed to host your next event at. Perched in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct, boasting an epic menu and a variety of spaces suitable for a party of any size, so yes…even Gary from accounts can come.

Our oceanside deck is the perfect spot for you and 100 of your favourite mates. So pull up a seat and get involved in the festive party runway hitting the Viaduct this December. Don't worry, the retractable roof will have your team covered should the daily Auckland shower hit or maybe if the seagulls decide to flock.

Want to take it inside? Perch you and your team up in Coops Corner or just take over the bar, these spaces are for those who go big instead of going home. Our menu is made for sharers and greedy guzzlers, and our epic sound system will have the whole team on their feet… even if you have just polished off Coops’ famous Homewrecker Burger.

Looking for something a bit more private? Well head upstairs and you’ll feel like a VIP in the Pool Room, don’t worry there’s no swimming up here….just a Pool Table. This area overlooks the pumping party area of the main bar and can suit up to 60 people. Did we mention it also comes with your own personal bar…Fancy!

So if you’re thinking of where to take the team and how keep everyone happy but silently stoked. Coops is for you, the no nonsense but also full of nonsense pub right on the corner of Auckland’s Viaduct.

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We've got you covered right across Auckland

Those might be some of the best Christmas party spots in Auckland City central, but if you’re looking for somewhere else across the city be sure to check out Joylab’s full list of over 20 bloody good spots right here.

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