7 Seriously Cheap Bars In Wellington To Go On A Budget

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Wellington Cheapest Bars

Because we broke people love a good bargain…

We all love a cheap and cheerful night out. But it can be difficult to locate a decent bar that offers the best bevvies and meals on a budget. Consequently, Secret went on a hunt to track down the cheapest bars for a good cocktail, beer and other specials for you to delight in. Here are seven of our favourite budget-friendly bars.

1. The Welsh Dragon Bar

This fantastic spot is the only Welsh pub in the Southern Hemisphere. Promising a wide selection of drink deals, including plenty British beers on tap, and cheap pub grab…you won’t be left sadden. They’ve got an epic beer garden for those sunny days, and plenty of room for social distancing from other bubbles.

📍 10a Cambridge Terrace, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. Blend Bar

Another seriously cheap spot for a cold one paired with some belly-filling grub. From exciting Quiz nights, to 2 for 1 deals like two tacos for $15, and friendly staff, you’ll absolutely have a good time here. Likewise, they cater for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets, so none of your crew will feel left out.

📍 118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

3. The Residence

The Residence
Photo Credit: The Residence

This joint is a must-visit and one of the cheapest bars in Wellington. Every Monday to Sunday, happy hour is from 5pm – 7pm. Opt for one of the many daily deals such as 2 for 1 burgers on a Tuesday for the most pleasurable experience at The Residence bar.

📍 120 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand

4. Vinyl Bar

Vinyl Bar
Photo Credit: Vinyl Bar

This retro bar is a favourite for good music and the cheapest drinks around. With a large variety of spirits, local draught beers, cocktails and tasty dishes…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wednesday is the best time to go as all drinks are $6 for the night. But if you are looking for something a little classier, head on Saturdays for a 2 for $20 deal on teapot cocktails or $13 sangria pitchers.

📍  6011/66 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


5. The Rogue & Vagabond

This incredible craft beer bar delivers a delicious food menu in a friendly atmosphere with an array of diverse live music. Likewise, it just so happens to be one of the best places for pizza in Wellington. Pull up a beanbag on the lawn and indulge in an extensive list of craft beers and some mouth-watering pizza and burgers. On Tuesdays, Tacos are just $2. What more could you want?

📍 18 Garrett Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

6. The Library

This is the place to go if you desire something a little more exclusive but also a good bargain. Lounge in a cozy, traditional setting while chowing down on some of the finest platters. You can’t go wrong here with 2 for 1 cocktails every Wednesday and 2 for 1 desserts every Tuesday to appease the dedicated foodies tastebuds.

📍 1/53 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

7. Bebemos

This Latin-inspired bar offers Happy Hour every Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 5pm. So if you finish work early and you are in need of a drink, this is the perfect place for you to grab a $15 jug or $7 pint. Bebemos is also host to some great garden parties and a terrific bottomless brunch at the weekend. Indeed, one of the cheapest bars in Wellington.

📍 88 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

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