And just a stone’s throw from this grand stadium sits the vibrant centre of Kingsland. Take a train just four stops from downtown Britomart and you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of Auckland’s favourite cafes, restaurants and bars. Check out Neighbourhood or Citizen Park for a relaxed drink in the sun, or head along to Portland Public House for a spot of live music. Historic sports bar The Kingslander plays every big sports game worth watching, and they also host a rowdy pub quiz every Tuesday night from 7pm. If you’re in the neighbourhood for brunch or lunch, The Fridge and Shaky Isles (just two of Kingsland’s favourite cafes) are both well worth a visit. Last but not least, Canton Cafe is arguably Auckland’s favourite Chinese restaurant. With huge meals, BYO wine and a lively atmosphere, this is the perfect place to go for an affordable boozy dinner before sampling some of Auckland’s famous nightlife.
Mt Eden, Morningside, Sandringham, Grey Lynn.