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Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar

$$ - $$$
1109 Tutanekai Street | Eat Streat, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 21 151 2036
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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1109 Tutanekai Street | Eat Streat, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a few drinks on our last evening in Rotorua - it was a great little bar. It seems to be bars run a lot on table service here (which as Brits we’re not used to in pubs/bars) but the service here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HelenE741
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had drinks and I had the best dry Martini for a very long time. Complementary nibbles and superb service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Edit H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cosy, intimate, chic little bar that you forget you're on Eat Street! There was a jazz pianist on the evening of our visit who was superb! Excellent bar staff, friendly locals and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulbF7864JS
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Amazing friendly staff, decor is fantastic, loved the happy hour! and the free chips :) Great little bar!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Curious64303327716
Reviewed 18 October 2018

amplified efforts interrupted our dining at the neighbouring restaurant - very hard to work out what songs were being 'rendered'. I had a peek on our way out (did not have dessert to avoid extending the experience from Ponsonby Rd)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank diane583
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Great location in CBD, close to lakeside and other eateries and bars in Eat Street. Relaxed comfortable atmosphere, good company, friendly staff and all with a political connection to the local MP as owner.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank snewzr
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We used to visit Ponsonby Road as our regular for the end of week cocktails. It did have a classy jazz vibe to the place that kept the establishment professional but still low key. I do believe they have changed management so maybe the goals...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank srbarista
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Went for pre-dinner drinks - nice friendly staff - good service - great cocktails - pleasant atmosphere

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome night with my girls, awesome drinks, highly recommend. You don't know a good time, friendly staff until you have been here. THANKYOU!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MaoriWahine85
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I had a cocktail with cookies and cream ice cream in it (the menu just said ice cream), because i have coeliac disease this means i cannot eat gluten at all. When i explained to the person behind the bar how serious this was and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank katiesways
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 Tutanekai Street | Eat Streat, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 21 151 2036
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PONSONBY RD has been voted Rotorua's Most Outstanding Bar every year since it opened. Located on Eat Streat, in the hospitality precinct of Rotorua, we offers the best cocktails in town, a wide range of wines and on tap, the premium Japanese beer, Asahi and Asahi Black. PONSONBY RD offers atmosphere and vibe, with live local musicians most nights of the week. Come and experience the fun. #longlivethecocktail #ponsonbyrd #rotoruaproud
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