My Dunedin Itinerary

Nightlife in Dunedin

Dunedin has a lively nightlife with a range of bars, pubs and clubs. Live music is often easy to find, and the casino offers a premier experience of entertainment and dining.

Bars, Clubs & Pubs

Dunedin’s nightspots are up there with the best. Mou Very and Inch Bar are the smallest and quirkiest; Copa, Carousel and Toast are generally popular; while Pequeno, Albar and Tonic are favoured by the professional set.

Hunker down at Scarfie haunts the Starters Bar, ReFuel or Malbas. Try the Speight’s Ale House, the Craic, or the Duke of Wellington for a true pint.

Members of the younger demographic dance into the wee small hours at 10 Bar, Urban Factory and Monkey Bar.

These and other clubs are found near The Octagon.

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Dunedin Casino

Dunedin Casino offers a premier experience unrivaled in the entire city for casino entertainment, refreshments and dining. The Casino runs though to Cafe D'oro and the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross which offers guests a truely high-class experience during their trip to Dunedin.


Dunedin Events

Dunedin is New Zealand’s independent music incubator, and birthplace of the Dunedin Sound. The University of Otago's Radio One station provides information about local nightlife entertainment and events. You can also catch a live act during O-Week, or at the fabled Chicks Hotel.

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Dunedinhas a vibrant independent music scene which rose to international prominencethrough the 1980s and 1990s. Dunedin Sound bands including The Clean, TheChills, The Verlaines, Straitjacket Fits, Sneaky Feelings and the 3Ds rockedlocal, national and international airwaves across America and Europe, allaffiliated with the Flying Nun record label.

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The city has one professional theatre – the Fortune – and two first-class auditoriums: Dunedin Town Hall and the atmospheric Regent.

Amateur theatre thrives at The Globe, Allen Hall and the Mayfair Theatre.

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