Updates

Fortress Europe - Return!

Nov 2, 2019 – Nov 2, 2019

By very popular demand... Fortress Europe return to Freida's

Think Sergio Leone meets a gentle Dick Dale

Describing Fortress Europe is easy - take traditional sounding Balkan melodies... and add surf guitar.
These evenings are always special with Fortress Europe at Freida's - sit back enjoy ou...

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JungleFowl- the funky Hammond B3 returns!

19-Oct-2019 – 19-Oct-2019

If you love Booker T, Jimmy Smith and all things funky, swing'n hammond organ then JungleFowl are just for you - some of the most talented sidemen in the country come together periodically at Freida's to do what they love - new orleans inspired rythms all anchored by Alan Brown's Hammond B3 Organ.

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Catch the band that both US music magazines The Rolling Stone and Billboard say are the next big thing out of New Zealand - A special one off show at Freida Margolis featuring Alae performing songs from their debut album Henry St and new material from their up and coming EP. Freida's is a small ...

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The Return of ... SPOONERS!

07-Sep-2019 – 07-Sep-2019

This is THE dream collaboration gig - Milan Borich (Pluto) and Ben King (Goldenhorse) along with Jonathan Burgess are SPOONER. This will be an evening of superb, world-class catchy, indie rock - as well as a salute to their heroes Nick Cave, Roy Orbison, Percy Sledge and of course a dark, honky-t...

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Calypso-Blues Evening at Freida's

31-Aug-2019 – 31-Aug-2019

Tom Rodwell and Store House are an electric, eclectic trio - featuring guitar slinger tom rodwell and the 'it' man of the New Zealand drumming world - Chris O'Connor on the cans. $10 utr.co.nz or door (if avail)

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Free Gig Tonight! Friday 30th Aug

30-Aug-2019 – 30-Aug-2019

Francesca de Valence - an internationally recognised song-writing mentor is in New Zealand for the Going Global Music Summit...and she'll be at Freida's with guitar for a laid back set... entry is free...

Boogie-woogie-Blues Piano - Jan Preston

Aug 21, 2019 – Aug 21, 2019

Jan Preston -brings her show '88 Pianos I've Known'- show to Freida's. Jan Preston is one of the Australasia's pre-eminent boogie-woogie piano players...and she swings like a swallow as well... tickets selling.

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An Evening of Flamenco-Afro-Cuban Rhythms

11-Aug-2019 – 11-Aug-2019

Ian Sinclair (Flamenco Guitarist) returns to Freida's with a stunning group of Flamenco artists including a flamenco dancer and vocalist - both from Chile. This will be a musical journey taking us to where Flamenco and Afro-Cuban rhythms meet.

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Wonderful alt-country originals from a couple of Aucklands most talanted composers - Dom Blaazer and Mark Beesley with Cath Townsend on vocals - think Nick Cave meets The Band...

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Testimonials

3 months ago
A wonderful and friendly placed staffed by people who make their customers feel at home. Plus they have fantastic music too!
- Little A
3 weeks ago
Love the atmosphere at Freida...very cozy place... friendly , always,cool ,funky people around there..I feel very comfortable to be there as its remind me of little jazz bar in Tokyo.
- Kimi D
2 years ago
Friendly crowd of arty types, cool decor - an old butcher's shop. Excellent staff and the owner Mike might even play you a tune or two on the piano if you're lucky.
- Sheridan D

About us

Freida Margolis sits on a quaint corner of West Lynn...a butcher for 117 years - it's now a place of whimsy and conviviality - with the vibes of live music and vinyl on the stereo  - it's just what it is - friendly and genuine..

"Top choice bar in Auckland: Formerly a butchers – look for the Westlynn Organic Meats sign – this corner location is now a great little neighbourhood bar with a backstreets of Bogota ambience. Loyal locals sit outside with their well-behaved dogs, supping on sangria, wine and craft beer, and enjoying eclectic sounds from the owner's big vinyl collection.
Lonely Planet 2017



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440 Richmond Rd
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021
New Zealand

Business Hours

Mon:4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tue:4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Wed:4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Thu:4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Fri:3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sat:3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Sun:3:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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