The Welsh Dragon Bar is one of the most popular bars in Wellington, especially among the many people in New Zealand who are originally from Wales and visitors from Wales. It’s the only Welsh bar to be found in all of New Zealand.
About the Welsh Dragon Bar Wellington
The bar is located at 10 Cambridge Terrace in the heart of the central Business district (CBD) of Wellington in New Zealand. The site has a unique history, since earlier public toilets were located in the same place and it is in the middle of the road. The bar is located in the Te Aro area, close to Mount Victoria, Aro Valley and Oriental Bay. Ghuznee street and Wakefield street are in the vicinity. It is also close to Museum of New Zealand.
The bar was originally founded in the year 2004. In September 2018, there was a change in the ownership of the bar, and the new welsh owners were regulars in the bar, and took an active interest in the functioning of the bar before they purchased it. The bar is open from 5 pm to 3 am the next day from Tuesday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, the bar is open from 4 pm to 3 am the following day. Hours may change, see their website for details.
The bar has a beer garden with outdoor seating for those who enjoy their meals in the open. The bar and pub has a Welsh theme and decor, and green, white flags with a red dragon are used extensively to decorate the bar as you expect.
Welsh Entertainment a Plenty
The bar is taking great pride in preserving the Welsh culture and traditions. It is popular for its Celtic entertainment. Every Tuesday Celtic musicians are performing at the bar, and visitors are welcome to have a glass of beer and listen to the live music. On every second Wednesday from 7.30 pm to 11 pm , Rob Whelan is hosting his open mic lounge.
All musicians of different genres are welcome to perform and also network with other musicians in a friendly atmosphere. The winner will get $25 beer tab, and also musicians participating are eligible for a 10% discount at the bar. The prizes are sponsored the Wellington Creative Communities.
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Talented musicians are also performing at the pub on Friday and Saturday, so that customers can enjoy their live music on weekends. Every Sunday at 8 pm a quiz is held by the quizmasters and customers should form a team with four to six members to participate.
The Menu and Drinks
The pub is popular for offering a wide range of New Zealand and Welsh beers and wines. It offers many beers on tap. Some of drinks available are Granny Smith Apple Cider from Hallertau Beer, Galbraith Ale. They also have a number of Welsh ciders and spirits. Dinner is also served with some great food specials like on the Curry nights. Credit card payment using Visa or MasterCard is accepted.
Pokies and Gaming at the Welsh Dragon Bar Wellington
Pokies and gaming is not available at this venue.
Most of the customers who have used the bar are extremely satisfied with the snacks, food and drinks at the bar, and the excellent customer service. The bar is extremely popular among the local customers and people from Wales for its atmosphere.
The venue rooms of the bar are available for hire for functions. The bar has a number of television screens where popular sporting events especially rugby matches are shown, so that customers can watch their favorite teams along with their friends. The bar has a provision for wheelchair access.
7 days from the afternoon to the wee hours
Phone 4-385 6566
Map and address
The Welsh Dragon Bar
10/12 Cambridge Terrace, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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