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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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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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