America's Cup 2021: A definitive round-up of where to watch

Grab the prosecco! The 36th America’s Cup, presented by Prada, is kicking off from March 6th to the 15th. The race between Team New Zealand and the Italian Luna Rossa has had even the non-sport enthusiasts become curious about the regatta that awards the oldest trophy in international sport. With the excitement flooding the city, the opportunity to watch the competition waterside may make some feel claustrophobic with the crowds. But never fear, Remix is here to give you tips on where the best locations to watch the race from the comfort of a cozy bar setting are. 

Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill

Ferry Building, Level 1/99 Quay Street, Auckland Central

Best for: The all-season deck with panoramic views.

Right on the waterfront, Harbourside offers four race day packages so you can enjoy the America’s Cup from the sheltered comfort of the historic ferry building on Quay Street. Sitting a floor up, the weatherproof terrace is decked out with lounges and recliners, making it one of the comfiest spots to kick back and take it all in. With attentive service and arguably Auckland's broadest seafood selection, this historic hotspot will not disappoint.


Coops Corner Pub

204 Quay Street, Auckland Central

Best for: The frozen margaritas.

The relaxed atmosphere of Coops is the kind of venue that makes anyone feel welcome and eager to call their local. The prime location in the heart of the city means you can watch the race day action in a no-nonsense but also full of nonsense pub with your close friends and a cheeky brew (or two)!

Mumm Yacht Club

Viaduct Basin, Auckland Central

Best for: An authentic pop-up for the sailing action.

The limited-time pop-up G.H. Mumm Yacht Club, set in the heart of the America's Cup Race Village, is as close as it gets sans boat. Serving G. H. Mumm champagne, the official champagne partner of the 36th America's Cup, highlights include live music, a seasonal menu and a lively and open deck for soaking up the sun. 

Lula Inn

149 Quay Street, Auckland Central

Best for: The tasty filled dumplings.

Situated on the waters edge, Lula’s serves up the cuisine of the South Pacific along with fresh mimosa’s and drinks from the bar. If the zest of the America’s Cup isn’t enough to keep you busy, Lula’s also offer live music from Thursday to Saturday - meaning there is always a party going on!


Perfectly poised to host all your America's Cup celebrations after recently undergoing a significant facelift, the iconic waterfront stalwart is in prime position opposite Luna Rossa's base. Euro's new menu is designed to be shared, so gather your squad and book in stat for a memorable racing weekend.

Regatta Bar & Eatery

The Strand, Takapuna

Best for: Spectacular views of Takapuna beach.

Teleport to Ibiza with Regatta. The beach front location means that the dining experience is met with the salty sea breeze and clear view of the sunset. Open for lunch and dinner, the chilled environment makes the venue perfect for a casual catch-up or a private function. Be sure to check out the detailed drinks menu! 


The Strand, Takapuna

Best for: The spicy chicken wings with Franc’s blue cheese sauce.

Located on the Strand near Regatta, you can find Franc’s, a restaurant to visit at one’s leisure. With clear views of Takapuna beach, the exceptional service matches the food and beverages, ideal to be enjoyed from morning to night. Try out the fish and chips or crisp lager beer for those summer time vibes!

Saint Alice

Level 1/204 Quay Street, Auckland Central

Best for: Oyster happy hour ($1 each from 3pm-5pm).

Known for being a sun-filled spot that is perfect for social occasions and a good feed, Saint Alice is live-streaming the America’s Cup on large screens for its customers. What is even better, make a booking online for a weekday lunch and get a dozen free oysters - only available throughout March.