• After work hotspots

    to share some Friday cheer

    Sunshine Brewery Gisborne Brook Sabin 1

When you’re off the clock and it’s time to ring in the weekend

Here are a few of our favourite places to head to after work.


Sunshine Brewery

Brews, yarns and pizza! Rock up and grab a table, Sunshine Brewery is always a buzz after work. From high heels to red bands, you’ll find a mix of people here enjoying the important things in life: sun, surf, mates and good beer. This legendary landmark may be New Zealand’s oldest independent brewery, but it also boasts a state-of-the-art steam-powered brewhouse you can view from the Tap Room. Serving up delicious pizzas and a light snack menu, you can sample beer tasting boards of your choice or take a box home of their award-winning brews. With over 20+ taps of the freshest beer on the East Coast, Sunshine Brewery is the perfect place to kick start your weekend.

Gisborne Wine Centre

If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a late lunch that leisurely rolls into an after-work wine tasting, then the Gisborne Wine Centre is the place to be. With views overlooking the water down by the Inner Harbour as well as covered indoor and outdoor seating, this is a warm and inviting space to gather with friends and colleagues. An independent restaurant, bar, and wine retailer all in one place means you get your pick of the region’s widest range of local wines with a beautiful selection of carefully curated platters and meals.

Smash Palace

The original and legendary Smash Palace is the home of good times and rock and roll.  Arguably the best live music venue in Gisborne, this is the spot to let your hair down after work with an awesome selection of food and drink available – with vegan and vegetarian options to boot! Good vibes, eclectic décor and friendly hosts, Smash Palace is popular with locals and visitors alike with crowd-pleasing Build-a-Band Muso Night and a Pub Choir, it’s easy to see why so many regulars flock here.  

Dome Bar and Cinema

Dome Cinema is not just a cinema, but the perfect spot for that after work drink. Their colourful bar and adventurous menu has the perfect mix of vintage elegance and romance. Accompanied with a side of fries or one of their famous pizza's - it's sure to be a good time.