Celebrate your next event with

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

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Celebrate your next event with

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

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Our Spaces

The Merchant Private Event Spaces Bar
  • The Pub
  • The heart of our venue! Best loved for it’s casual atmosphere, you can enjoy a get-together with friends, the next sporting event or have the whole space for a special occasion.
  • Capacity - 200
The Merchant Private Event Spaces Restaurant
  • The Restaurant
  • A warm + welcoming space, which is ready + waiting for your next get-together. Whether it’s a long lunch with colleagues, festive feast with friends or dinner with your family - the space works well whatever the occasion.
  • Capacity - 100
The Merchant Private Event Spaces Lounge
  • The Lounge
  • A fan favourite amongst our guests, the raised space allows for a relatively private experience, but with the added benefit of still being able to enjoy the festivities of the pub.
  • Capacity - 60
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  • The Terrace
  • Home to what we consider the best sun-drenched terrace in Auckland. With a mixture of covered + uncovered seating, with beautiful Northern aspect, it's the perfect area to celebrate in.
  • Capacity - 400
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  • Full Venue
  • Boasting two bars, raised stages, a sun-drenched 50m outdoor terrace, open plan layout + capacity to hold large groups, The Merchant Bar + Kitchen provides endless planning opportunities for your next event, your way.
  • Capacity - 600
The Merchant Private Event Spaces Bar
  • The Pub
  • The heart of our venue! Best loved for it’s casual atmosphere, you can enjoy a get-together with friends, the next sporting event or have the whole space for a special occasion.
  • Capacity - 200
The Merchant Private Event Spaces Restaurant
  • The Restaurant
  • A warm + welcoming space, which is ready + waiting for your next get-together. Whether it’s a long lunch with colleagues, festive feast with friends or dinner with your family - the space works well whatever the occasion.
  • Capacity - 100
The Merchant Private Event Spaces Lounge
  • The Lounge
  • A fan favourite amongst our guests, the raised space allows for a relatively private experience, but with the added benefit of still being able to enjoy the festivities of the pub.
  • Capacity - 60
1510 Mbk Treeevent 2000X1333
  • The Terrace
  • Home to what we consider the best sun-drenched terrace in Auckland. With a mixture of covered + uncovered seating, with beautiful Northern aspect, it's the perfect area to celebrate in.
  • Capacity - 400
1510 Mbk Privateevent 2000X1333
  • Full Venue
  • Boasting two bars, raised stages, a sun-drenched 50m outdoor terrace, open plan layout + capacity to hold large groups, The Merchant Bar + Kitchen provides endless planning opportunities for your next event, your way.
  • Capacity - 600

Need an event manager?

It’s baked into our service

Free of charge, free of hassle

Our events + experience team is on the house, ready + able to sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to

Your event, your way

Boasting multiple event spaces fit for any occasion, we'll help you find the perfect spot for the perfect event.

Handled by hospitality experts

With over 10 years of experience running events, our team has seen it all + can even give you pointers for that extra touch.

Meet Lara

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The Merchant Event & Experience Manager

Lara’s Bachelor of Arts (with Hons) saw her down a rich + varied path, including various roles across Auckland’s hospitality network + teaching at-risk youth in her spare time. She then moved on to digital advertising before bringing her skills to Joylab, where she now works as Event + Experience Manager across two establishments.

Lara’s work is all about the day-to-day moments - seeing her clients + customers give in to pure joy as the good times unfold around them; + she does this by paying attention to the small things which can transform an event. Outside of that, she loves spending time with her family + kids - especially in drumming up occasions for a good feast. Contentiously, her favourite drink is a lime milkshake; but if she’s not in the mood for questions, she’ll say tequila.

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"As always the food, atmosphere and service was outstanding! Our customers were blown away" - Duane's Rugby Celebration

"The Merchant is the venue of choice for us... Lara and her team have gone far beyond the call of duty" - Peter's Work Function

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