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“Nice bars, cafes etc”
Review of Ponsonby

Ponsonby
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US$29.77*
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Auckland Downtown and Waterfront Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 268 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice bars, cafes etc”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Nice place to go for a drink or lunch with friends on a sunny day. Quite a bit of choice available and not bad prices if you look hard enough.

The international food court has several places to eat ALL at very good prices.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Best Nightlife in Auckland”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

If your after fine dining or a catch up with mates, Ponsonby is the place to go. Many bars along Ponsonby road are open till late and will have DJ's playing the top music around. This road has everything Coffee, Lunch, Dinner & of course lots of clothes stores.

Highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Mike J
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Matamata, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not so Posh!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

My experience of Ponsonby this weekend - Went to a private function in COSH BAR, ACE! Would recommend for venue, great views of Auckland CBD at night, central venue, nice staff..
Sadly it all turned to RUBBISH thanks to an ego-tistical bouncer at the LONG ROOM. Went to eet friends, I was told i coulnt come in as i was "too drunk" (I had 4 drinks with water in-between) and was very much sober.... Felt like my face didnt fit - maybe wasnt wearing enough designer gear, or too old... who knows! My partner who was a little tipsy, who slipped a cheeky drink in at another bar before he tried to get back in (as meeting friends) was allowed straight in?... my friend who then left the bar was WASTED...so sober people arent allowed in BT they let there patrons get comatosed (REAL RESPONSIBLE!!) So went into a cute bar called Grand Centre, which was fun for a late night drink - DJ should of been in a Jazz Bar, looked like a real crazy cat! One funny comment though, when a friend asked her for a snake bite he was refused it as it "might make him drunk" um....."we're in a bar!!" but they were quite happy to serve him continious shots of sambuca! ........... RIGHT! There's my vent......

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The old world”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Old world charm, old houses, old pubs, nightclubs and adult entertainment. Cheap food at takeaways and restuarants

Visited February 2013
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Thank Josie G
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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“Not your average Pub”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Historic setting, friendly staff, good outside sitting area, great food and a comprehensive drinks list! What more can you ask for? PLUS unlike other venues in the rae there is a refreshing lack of attitude from other customers.

Visited March 2013
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