Golden Dawn


This magical, mystical place looks a bit innocuous from the street; the windows are completely blacked out making it look like a shutdown shop by day. But come nightfall the sound of a boisterous crowd will lure you in.

This dimly lit bar is narrow with lashings of dark wood, just a few tables propped up against one wall and a pretty colourful crowd of socialites and suits and a few people in fluoro.

If the bar is packed, fear not, make your way to the huge outdoor courtyard complete with a canopy of lights that make it feel almost like you belong on a beach with a coconut in hand. Get the guys behind the bar to whip up a smashing cocktail or take simple pleasure in the wine list, decent beer or the eclectic range of ciders which are also on offer. As much as we love stopping by after dark, Golden Dawn is also a great way to spend an afternoon getting lashed in the sun, or even for a few after work brews.



134 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand Tel: +64 09 376 9929


Tues - Thurs: 4pm - 1am, Fri - Sun: 3pm - 1am


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