Weekend Roundup

Weekend Round Up - What's On In Auckland #4

By Grace Noles
Island Time Happy Hour cocktails from The Good Luck Coconut

We're in the know about all the best things to do, see, eat, and drink this weekend!

Food Truck Fridays

Friday 13th December

Food Truck Fridays are back for summer and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. Head down to Takutai Square in Britomart from 11:30am on Friday and enjoy some of Auckland’s absolute best and gourmet food trucks. Nothing quite beats a Friday lunch session in the sun. 

Daily Bread's Hot Dog Pop Up

Friday 13th December

Daily Bread’s pop up in Ponsonby’s Greenhouse is sticking around a little while longer to whip up Deluxe Hotdog Fridays. Head down this Friday 12th for a tasty snag from Good Dog Bad Dog, as well as a beer to pair it with. This won’t be just any sausage sizzle, but gourmet and out-of-the-box toppings and fresh buns, so make sure to get amongst it. 

Ham Coffee Friday

Friday 13th December

For a big Merry Christmas from the Huffer team, head into their Britomart store on Friday 13th for ham on freshly baked rolls, hot coffee, and some other special treats too. From 7:30am to 10am, they’ll be serving up their Christmas offerings, alongside their threads which make awfully good Xmas presents. 

Double Dutch Fries x Wise Boy Burgers

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December

One of the hottest collabs of summer, the team at Double Dutch have paired up with Wise Boy Burgers to create a summer romance of damn good food. From now until the end of summer, try out the collaborated menu at Double Dutch’s Hurstmere Road venue. We couldn’t think of a better combo!

Clipper Christmas Cocktails

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December

A Christmas Cocktail Pop Up is just what we need at this time of the year, especially if it’s posted at one of our favourite Ponsonby joints, Clipper. Decked out in ornaments until December 31st, there’s specials like Kiwi Kristmas Nog and Pina Colada milk punch and cookies, as well as daily advent specials. Make a trip for a cosy Christmas experience.

Basalt's Going Bottomless

Saturday 14th December

Get into the Christmas spirit and round up the gang for the last brunch blowout of the year at Basalt’s Bottomless Brunch this Saturday. Feast on classic brunch dishes from the legendary East Auckland venue while sipping on bottomless Prosecco, mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours quick!

Applejack's Meat Sweats

Saturday 14th December

Summer means barbecues and Applejack’s in Pakuranga is hosting the tastiest one so far. Presented by Jack Daniels, this Saturday Applejacks will transform into a smoke pit with freshly smoked BBQ ribs from the Jack Daniels BBQ trailer. For $35 you’ll get a tasty helping of ribs, coleslaw, mac’n’cheese, and a cold glass of JDs. Dinner’s at 5pm, with live music kicking off at 9pm so you can make a night of it!

Christmas In The Park

Saturday 14th December

It’s not a Kiwi Christmas without Christmas in the Park, no matter how cheesy it feels each year. Rug up warm and pack a chilly-bin with snacks and drinks for the night before securing the ultimate spot at the Auckland Domain. Kicking off at 7:30pm, come down to experience the festive vibes and free performances from some of the best Kiwi talent.

Fresh Beats & Cool Drinks

Saturday 14th December

Fresh beats and cool drinks are two of our favourite things in this lifetime. Make a beeline to The Good Luck Coconut this Saturday 14th to indulge in both. With DJ Nyntee on the decks from 6pm and their Island Time Happy Hour on from 12pm - 8pm, GLC is the place to be come Saturday. Enjoy the waterside North Wharf venue in the shining sun.

Urbanaut Goes Vegan

Saturday 14th December

Go vegan for the weekend and head along to Urbanaut Brewing Co’s Vege Bang Bang party this Saturday 14th. The team from Vege Bang Bang will be serving up their full-vegan menu while Urbanaut will be providing the venue, great menu, and some fresh ice-cold beersies.

SWIM At La Zeppa

Sunday 15th December

Celebrate SWIM’s first birthday at Victoria Park Market’s La Zeppa this Sunday, as well as the launch of their brand new flavour - Mango and Pineapple. The caffeinated vodka soda RTD have made a real name for themselves over the past twelve months and they want you to come celebrate and try the new flavour and get down to live music from Zeisha Fremaux & Sam Lovli. It’s RSVP first in first serve, with all the details here.

Rydges Rooftop Summer Sessions

Sunday 15th December

The Rydges Rooftop Summer Sessions enter series three this weekend with a blow-out scheduled for Sunday 15th. From 2pm to 8pm, head up to their rooftop terrace for drinks and live music from all types of genres. With free entry and stellar view, we don’t see any downsides.

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