The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL:

What are the opening hours of the Kings Arms?

The Kings Arms is open 7 days a week.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 11am.

  • Saturday from 12pm.

  • Sunday, Monday from 1pm.

Is it possible to use the Kings Arms for events outside of these hours?

Yes. Let us know what you have planned and we’ll see what we can do. The venue can also be used for events that don’t involve drinking or regulated entertainment – e.g. meetings and filming.

Do you have any car parking?

Yes. We've got our very own private car park next to the tavern - one of the more unique benefits of our pub in the centre of town. There's plenty of parking at any time of the day all week long. If you happen to luck out on a busy day or night, there's plenty of street parking in the area too.

Do you have a kids menu?

We don’t have a specific kids menu in the sports bar, however stay tuned for the summer launch of our beer garden where we’ll have a few kid-friendly options.

BAND INFO:

What equipment can the Kings Arms provide?

See our tech spec for further info.

Where can I park to load into the Kings Arms, and at what times?

Load in of stage equipment is easiest from our car park where we have plenty of parks available.

My band would like to play at the Kings Arms, who do I speak to?

The Kings Arms is primarily booked by Lisa Gordon. Call her on (027) 479 4877 or email her at kings.arms@clear.net.nz. A fair number of events that take place at the Kings Arms are put on by external promoters, so check through our event listings and get in touch with those guys too.

I am a promoter and I want to put on a night, how do I go about this?

Put your idea down in an email, including what you intend to do, what you have done in the past, list any plans for promotion, include when you’re looking to put something on plus anything else to help your pitch and send an email to kings.arms@clear.net.nz attentioning Lisa Gordon.

SHOW INFO:

Is it wheelchair friendly?

Yes - there are no steps at the car-park entrance.

Where can I smoke?

You may do so in the outdoor beer garden. Please be aware though if you plan on leaving the premises to have a smoke or for any other reason - most of our shows operate under a "No Pass Outs" policy, i.e. your ticket allows you one entry only.

Do you have security checks?

Before a show, our security staff may ask to search your bag. Please understand that this is to aid us in providing a safe environment for everyone.

Can parents bring their teenagers along to see a band?

The short answer is yes. Under-18's can attend if they are accompanied by one of their parents (or legal guardian), but it must be the person who is legally responsible for them. Not an uncle, older sibling, or a friend's parent. In most cases, the guardian will need to purchase a ticket as well, but some promoters do allow free entry for a guardian. If this is the case, it will be noted on the website you purchase the tickets from. If in doubt, give us a call.

Where do I get show tickets from?

It is rare for tickets to be on sale through The Kings Arms. Usually tickets will be available online through sites like Undertheradar, Eventfinder, NZTix, Ticketmaster, or from Real Groovy Records on Queen Street. If there is no listing on our gig guide for ticket sales, then that means the show is "door sales only" and you just need to rock up on the night and pay the entry fee.

Is the Kings Arms BYO?

The Kings Arms is not BYO. If you attempt to bring alcohol into the venue, you will be asked to either surrender it, or depart the premises.

BOOKINGS:

Can I reserve the outdoor beer garden and deck area?

Yes, drop Lisa Gordon a line by calling (027) 479 4877 or emailing her at kings.arms@clear.net.nz. The beer garden can hold around 150 people.

Can I hire the front bar?

Yes, drop Lisa Gordon a line by calling (027) 479 4877 or emailing her at kings.arms@clear.net.nz. The front bar can hold around 100 people.

What are your venue hire fees?

Our venue hire fees vary according to requirements. We're pretty confident it represents the best value in town. The Kings Arms is also available to hire for private functions, filming, as well as gigs. Ask us about your Christmas function now, as dates fill up quickly.

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