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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“ponsonby road” (4 reviews)
“eat street” (11 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1109 Tutanekai Street | Eat Streat, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank srbarista
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

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!!!

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

Thank katiesways
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Visited with friends, just made happy hour. Good service and good range of drinks available. Would recommend.

Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 23 April 2018

wasted my money too expensive for what they serve very loud place can not have a quite time there .......

Thank johnbeninton
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Loved the atmosphere as we supped a boutique beer and also the free nibbles that accompanied it - nice touch guys!

Thank gimmethenewz
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Located in Eat Street so is quite a busy spot. Friday night was quiet, but there was an event on in town so could be why. Friendly bar staff, typical bouncers with a bit of 'tude. Worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This place has a nice atmosphere and the decor out the back is much more sophisticated and quirky, I wasn't too sure about the red drapes but the cocktails were hands down the best we had in New Zealand. Our waiter was superb, friendly, chatty...More

Thank twogotravelling_22
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice place for a drink (great selection of wine) and also a great atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank Iamkristy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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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