28 May 2024

Celebrating twenty years of the Wine Cellar

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 28 May 2024

Hardly a month goes by in New Zealand without a venue announcing it can no longer stay open and will be closing down for good.

So when a venue reaches the 20-year milestone, it's something to celebrate.

For six nights this week, Karangahape Road's infamous dive bar Wine Cellar is celebrating two decades with a lineup of live music.

To reflect on the milestone, Emile Donovan speaks to the venue's founder, Rohan Evans.

Ed Cake and band play the Wine Cellar.

Ed Cake and band play the Wine Cellar. Photo: Photo by Joon Yang.