The Kings Arms Tavern

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A little about us

The Kings Arms is one of the oldest pubs in town with one of the biggest and sunniest garden bars around.
The ‘K.A’ is the city’s premiere rock’n’ roll venue with live music 4 or 5 nights a week and in the garden bar on Sunday afternoons.
It’s the most reliable venue to catch an earful of what’s going down in the local live rock scene as well as hosting plenty of international acts passing through

Products and specialities

The Kings Arms is also available to hire for private functions as well as gigs.
-ound system equipment list:
Kings arms PA specs are as follows
3 way system
AMPS
LAB GRUPPEN 1200c (4 exclusive monitor sends)
LAB GRUPPEN 1200c (top range)
speakers

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Overview

  • Price Range: $$ – Reasonable: $8-$10 / $6-$7
  • Ambience: Lively
  • Accepts credit cards: Yes
  • Smoking area: Yes
  • Noise level: Upbeat
  • Licence: This venue is licenced
  • Off street parking: Yes
  • Private functions: Yes
  • Live performances: Yes

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The Kings Arms is one of Auckland’s oldest, most-loved live music venues, and with good reason. They host a huge variety of artists; both local and international. I saw The Dresden Dolls play here a few years ago, the quality of sound was simply outstanding, and even though I was near the back there was still a great intimate feel to the show – like the band was always within arms reach of the audience. It’s also a thrill to see my own friends play regularly on the same stage, as the K.A. is hugely supportive of hosting young, local talent and competitions like Battle of the Bands. The outdoor area is definitely a big drawcard for this venue, it’s huge – bigger than the interior itself – and populated with plenty of tables so you can distance yourself from the live show entirely if you’d rather just chat to other patrons. Some of the bar staff can be a little gruff, but they get the job done and are very adept at lip-reading when the music is booming. Check their gig schedule but many weekend nights here will provide an authentic, gritty, rock experience for a very reasonable door charge (often $5-$10 for local bands).

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The Kings Arms is one of Auckland’s oldest, most-loved live music venues, and with good reason. They host a huge variety of artists; both local and international. I saw The Dresden Dolls play here a few years ago, the quality of sound was simply outstanding, and even though I was near the back there was still a great intimate feel to the show – like the band was always within arms reach of the audience. It’s also a thrill to see my own friends play regularly on the same stage, as the K.A. is hugely supportive of hosting young, local talent and competitions like Battle of the Bands. The outdoor area is definitely a big drawcard for this venue, it’s huge – bigger than the interior itself – and populated with plenty of tables so you can distance yourself from the live show entirely if you’d rather just chat to other patrons. Some of the bar staff can be a little gruff, but they get the job done and are very adept at lip-reading when the music is booming. Check their gig schedule but many weekend nights here will provide an authentic, gritty, rock experience for a very reasonable door charge (often $5-$10 for local bands).

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