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  • Is there a cover charge?
    We have a live music venue called Dead Witch upstairs and a main bar downstairs. Cover charges vary for each level. Main Bar: - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: No cover charge. - Fridays and Saturdays: Cover charge is usually $5, but it can be higher for special events. Dead Witch - Live Music Venue: - Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Free entry. - Thursdays: Sometimes free, but usually $5 to $15. Check our events page for details. - Fridays and Saturdays: There is almost always a cover charge ranging from $5 to $30, which also includes entry to Ding Dong Lounge. Presales for events are often cheaper, so it's recommended to book in advance. Visit our "What's On" page for detailed ticket prices.
  • Do I need ID to get in?
    To enter Ding Dong Lounge, individuals aged 18 and above must provide valid photo ID. Accepted forms of ID include a current passport, a current New Zealand driver's license, a Hospitality NZ 18+ Card (valid for 10 years), or a Kiwi Access Card (costing $55 and valid for 10 years). For more information and application forms, visit the Kiwi Access Card website, NZ PostShop, or AA Centre.
  • Why do I need to be 18+ to enter Ding Dong Lounge
    Ding Dong Lounge is a licensed venue serving alcohol. We strictly enforce an age restriction policy: no entry for anyone under 18 or without valid ID.
  • I think I left my wallet/jacket/phone at the bar. How do I pick it up?
    To check if your lost belongings have been found, please visit our venue and inquire directly. The staff on-site will promptly assist you. Please note that the individuals managing our social media and email are separate from the daily venue staff, so it may take some time for them to retrieve information about your belongings. If we do find your phone and there's identifiable contact information on the lock screen, we'll make an effort to reach out to you. Please check our opening hours before visiting. For urgent situations where you cannot return in person, please email us at
  • What kind of music do you play?
    Main Bar: We're a Rock bar, featuring various sub-genres like Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Punk, Pop Punk, Emo, and more. Dead Witch: Live music venue, hosting various genres.
  • How can my band play at Ding Dong Lounge?
    For new bands, we're launching an emerging bands night every Thursday in 2023. We provide advertising and promotion assistance. Email us at if interested. To book our live music venue, Dead Witch, for the night and organize the lineup, visit our website here.
  • Do you have a dress code?
    Our dress code is casual, but open footwear and scruffy appearances may result in being denied entry, depending on the discretion of our door staff. Please aim to dress impressively and expressively if possible.
  • Can I wear shorts to Ding Dong Lounge?
    Yep you can.... but not with jandles. We're a venue, not a beach.
  • When are you open?
    Tue to Thu: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM Fri and Sat: 6:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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