Gizzy locals all go to Smash Palace for good times and good vibes – many a good party night or concert has been held here. Check the website for what’s happening this week, Smash Palace regularly hosts touring musicians and bands, summer music sessions, dance parties, open mic nights, pub quizzes, Pub Choir Gisborne, and more. They have a delicious food and drink menu, and it’s a true local institution here in Gisborne.
For a relaxed afternoon of pizza and brews in the beautiful garden with your crew in the Ballance St Village, Neighbourhood Pizzeria have got your covered. Having started out in a popular pizza takeaway container, Neighbourhood Pizzeria have moved up the road (literally) and the new joint is just as popular. Try the pizza of the week, which is sure to be good, sure to be interesting, Sunshine Brewery on tap and live music some nights to add to the already vibrant atmosphere.
With an incredible view of Tatapouri Bay, this beachfront coffee container serves locally-roasted coffee by Far East Coffee Co – what’s more to want? There are also real fruit ice creams for the kids, and lots of outdoor seating including tables and beanbags. If you’re peckish, they sell homemade cabinet foods from the local Curbside Kitchen. This place is great if you’re day tripping up the Coast (actually, it’s a reason to daytrip to the Coast), or perfect if you’re staying at the campground. It’s open Friday to Sundays, 8am – 2pm.