The Empire

Established in 1875, The Empire has long been an iconic Auckland watering hole.

We’re passionate about our customers; providing the best service and an exciting new range of contemporary cuisine is what we are all about.

Come add your story to the colourful history of The Empire.




The Empire boasts a number of areas, including Auckland's largest Garden Bar. With our central CBD location, The Empire is an ideal venue for intimate functions of 30, to parties of 400 or more. Big ideas? No problem, we pride ourselves on our ‘can do’ attitude.

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Garden Bar 

The Garden Room offers exclusive access to Auckland’s largest open air bar with a retractable roof to cater for our changeable weather.

Capacity: 200-300  - Hire Fee for Private Function $750.00

(No minimum spend)

   Features include:

  • Retractable roof

  • Projector

  • Numerous wall-mounted screens

  • Private bar

  • VIP area

  • Band stage setup

  • DJ booth


The Press Room

Empire’s Press Room, with its modern décor and alternative feel, offers an edgy café setting ideal for private functions.

Capacity: 70  - Hire Fee for Private Function $400.00

(No minimum spend)

Features include:

  • Private bar

  • Wall-Mounted screen

  • Warm environment


Rooftop Bar

Escape from the urban jungle with the Empires Rooftop bar. 

Capacity: 60 - Hire Fee for Private Function $500.00

(No minimum spend)

Features include:

  • Private bar

  • Outdoor seating

  • Outdoor smoking areas

  • Private sound and PA system

  • Amazing views

  • Bluetooth speaker

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