Waikiwi Tavern Review & Guide

Waikiwi Tavern is the latest and arguably the best drinking spot in Invercargill. The venue is located at the corner of Gimblett Street & North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill. Re-opened in 2016 after intensive rebuilding, the establishment is currently open for business. The fun atmosphere has been maintained with the makeover.

Furthermore, a fabulous interior décor was added. It makes the ambiance even more exciting for drinks, dining or pokies games. You can enjoy all these great amenities here on your own, with your partner or family.

The venue holds events such as Jingo on Tuesdays and Bull Riding on Thursdays. At the spot, you can enjoy cool, fresh beer right from the bottle or the tap. Guests here seem to really enjoy having Emerson’s on tap. At this tavern, you can enjoy sumptuous servings of real Kiwi hospitality. The establishment is open from 10.00am until late throughout the week. Read on to discover more about it.

Menu, Pokies & About The Waikiwi Tavern

Not only can you enjoy your favorite drink here, the Waikiwi Tavern also serves a collection of dishes. Fondly referred to as bar meals, they are tasty and always have you asking for more. Some examples of the dishes you can have here include Blue Cod, Beef Cuts, Chicken Mini Drums, Chipotle Aioli, Bangers and Mash as well as the Beef Schnitzel.

After 10.00pm, the venue serves a delectable collection of dishes. They include Mini Hotdogs, Blue Cod Bites and Chips. You can also order some Chicken Wedges at this time. The dishes are served fresh and guaranteed to provide a fitting complement for your favorite drink.

Menu Sample Waikiwi Tavern

Refreshments on offer

Being a tavern, you can be sure that literally every brand of beer is served. Waikiwi Tavern stocks some of New Zealand’s classics such as Speight’s, Tui, Monteith’s and Stella Artois among many brews. You can also have some Red Lion, Guinness and Pilsner beers. Wine lovers can order a glass or two of a nice Kiwi white or red wine. For your satisfaction, they have Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blanc on offer as well. Spirits are in plenty while the gin is guaranteed to have you smiling all night 🙂

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Popular pokies gaming in Waikiwi, Invercargill

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Special services – Gift cards

In a bid to ensure that you can share the extraordinary Waikiwi Tavern experience, the venue provides gift cards. You can buy them for a friend or a loved one. There are gift cards for various categories of services and products. Some examples of these are fashion, homeware, electronics and music.

The cards are of varying values and are sponsored by various brands. By purchasing them, you can ensure that the recipient gets something that they love at the store. It is a unique service that the tavern proudly provides.


Waikiwi Tavern ensures that you can have a great time whenever you step into the venue. The food is delicious, the pokies are lose, drinks are great (and cheap), crowd is exciting and the gift cards will help you to show concern for friends and family (or just yourself).

Opening hours

Open 7 days 10am to late


Phone 03 215 9080

Website www.waikiwitavern.co.nz/tavern/

Map and address

The Foundry
181 North Rd, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand

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