Eat Drink Play? May as Welly!

Eat Drink Play Festival is back for 2022, celebrating the vibrancy that is our fine capital city! 

With plenty of buzz around the hive, there is something for everyone as the festival showcases the best hospitality, entertainment and music on offer. 

Dive into the best events as Wellington brunches, parties and solves dirty little secrets….

Saturday, May 21

Put your detective hat on and head down for food, cocktails and… murder at rooftop hangout Dirty Little Secret. Their immersive murder-mystery experience has a 3-course meal, cocktail and bubbles to enjoy whilst cracking the case. Get the gang together for a bit of whodunnit fun for one night only.

From 5:30pm, tickets $99pp.


Saturday, May 28

Limber up and throw on some shape-cutting appropriate shoes because the New Orleans Street Party is coming to Jack Hackett’s! 11 hours (!) of non-stop live music from a bevy of Wellington’s top performing artists, plus a special New Orleans street food menu will have you transported to downtown Louisiana.

From 1pm, FREE entry.


Saturdays, May 21 & 28

For the classy devil, St Johns Bar & Eatery is hosting a Brunch & Bubbles experience where you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious staples, including the classic Eggs Benny or French Onion Tartlet. Wash the meal down with buddies over a bottle of bubbles and a glass of their famous house-made sangria.

Spots available from 11am, $59pp.


May is the month to eat, drink and play and it’s a no-brainer joining in on the festivities.

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