Until May 29, you can take advantage of an array of delightful events taking place for the Eat Drink Play Festival 2022 in Wellington. From epic American-inspired street parties, classic entertainment, bottomless food and drink deals…it’s the perfect excuse to get out, socialise and drink a few beers. Here are eight of the best upcoming events at Eat Drink Play Festival.
1. Solve a murder
Head to Dirty Little Secret on May 21 to become a detective and solve a 1929 murder-mystery. The experience includes a 3-course meal, paired with cocktails and bubbles to add to the entertainment. The event starts at 5.30pm and tickets cost $99.
📍54 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. New Orleans Street Party
Why not dance the day and night away at an 11 hour street party with epic tunes by top Wellington talent on May 28? Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub will transform their premises into downtown Louisiana, offering a special New Orleans street food menu and free entry.
📍5 Inglewood Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. High Tea By Naumi
Naumi Studio Hotel offers a delightful high tea set for $58 per person on May 21 and 28. Indulge on three tiers of decadent treats and savoury bites. Excitingly, all guests are treated to 15 minutes Opera featuring various art songs by renowned NZ Opera singer, Matilda Wickborn.
📍213-223 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Tacos, Rock & Hip Hop Heaven
On May 24, head to our favourite nachos place, Rosie’s Red Hot Cantina to feast on all-you-can-eat tacos for one hour and 30 minutes. Excellently, you’ll be able to enjoy three free drinks, from cocktails to slushie sweet margaritas as well as music from DJ Muzz. Tickets cost $49.
📍4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. Brunch & Bubbles
St.Johns Bar & Eatery is hosting a two hour boozy brunch featuring delicious pastries, meats, cheeses, dishes like Eggs Benny and French Onion tart, to name a few. Additionally, wash it back with a shared bottle of bubbles and sangria. Certainly, the perfect way to start the weekend with a group of friends. The next event is on May 28 for $59 per person.
📍5 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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6. All You Can Eat French Toast
Who could say no to limitless French Toast at one of the best breakfast places? Topped with maple syrup, whipped cream cheese, toasted granola and even a free hot drink. Sweet Release are hosting the next events for this on May 21, 22, 28 and 29. Tickets costs $25 per person.
📍 99 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
7. Iron Horse Burlesque Revue II
On May 28, experience this outstanding burlesque show for its second year. Expect award-winning multi-talent with skills and drama to make you laugh your head off. Line-up highlights include Victor Victorious, Cherry Boomb and many more. The show starts at 8.30pm.
📍11 Tauhinu Road, Wellington
8. Hail Mary
Send your tastebuds on an adventure with this special Hail Mary Cocktail ($29) at The Green Man Pub. It consists of house made bloody Mary mix, bizarrely served loaded with fried chicken, calamari, fried halloumi, olives, gherkins and sliders. Certainly, one of the coolest things to do at Eat Drink Play Festival.
📍25 Victoria Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand