The only place you should be celebrating Australia Day in Auckland is…

Are you the sort of person who enjoys an icy pint in the afternoon, expertly grilled foods, diverse company, great music and running around Ponsonby in your knickers? Well, count yourselves lucky, because Chapel Bar & Bistro is giving you the chance to indulge in all (or some) of the above at their Australia Day festivities next Friday 26th January.

The Ponsonby local is doing ‘Straya Day right by kicking things off at midday but it’s fair to say there’s one event that will steal most of the limelight. Taking place at 5.30pm, the outrageous ‘100m Budgy Smuggler Dash’ — where near-naked sprinters will battle it out for a $200 bar tab — will, without a doubt, stop Ponsonby Road in its tracks. 

With a few VIP legends enjoying beersies in the inflatable pool temporarily set up right outside, and a bar aflutter with love for our Ozzie cousins, Australia Day at Chapel is set to be a ripper. With a trustworthy DJ on the decks, delicious food, cold brews, and a whole lot of “Aussie! Aussie! Aussies!”, consider this the only place to celebrate.

Chapel Bar & Bistro

147 Ponsonby Road

(09) 360 4528


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