Kate Owen - Album Launch Tour

Mar 21, 2020 – Mar 21, 2020

Freida's is thrilled to host chanteuse and rocker Kate Owen for the launch of her new album. Kate Owen (previously Kate Anastasiou) is touring her debut Album ‘Not A Proper Girl’ in March & April 2020.

A singer with a poetic, restrained intensity, Kate Owen has been song-writing for twenty yea...

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Lawrence Arabia - Solo Piano Concert

Mar 17, 2020 – Mar 17, 2020

The quest continues: a new year and a new string of solo performances across Aotearoa's cities, towns, and nether regions from Lawrence Arabia, New Zealand's "pre-eminent chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas".

Re-imagined, alone and devoid of any buffer and/or musical safety net, Lawre...

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Valentines Day (UnHappy Hour) !

Feb 14, 2020 – Feb 14, 2020

There will be no chocolate, there will be no flowers, there will be no teddy bears,
There will be wine, there will be songs, so come forget your cares.

Let's give the middle finger to Valentines together with one hour of joyful lamentations from Jeremy Redmore (Midnight Youth) and alayna at Fre...

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Fortress Europe - tonight!

08-Feb-2020 – 08-Feb-2020

Fortress Europe return to Freida Margolis with their special blend
of string quartet meets surf/blues electric guitar ... with a Balkan swing.
Get in early as FE have a huge following at Freida Margolis - and it's easy to see why - lead by composer Leon Radojkovic, this string quartet (made up of...

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Paul Cathro of Ha the Unclear gets his night as leading man...with friends
Entry is... FREE
Paul Cathro - Bass Player with Ha the Unclear is doing a solo show at Freida Margolis 
This will be a indie rock and roll night of catchy indie-pop originals with some 'choice' covers to boot'.

We say chi...

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Archer and Flora Knight - Bluegrass, Blues and Alt-Country

19-Jan-2020 – 19-Jan-2020

What more do we need to say other than the totally original Archer is a wandering country/blues troubadour who counts his performing cohorts as the likes of martha wainwright, aldous harding, larkin poe, cw stoneking, calexico, marlon williams, pokey la farge, mojo juju, the cat empire, paul kell...

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Get on the Love Square Christmas Bus that'll take you from Hakanoa St to Africa via the Caribbean and back again!

A quirky, musical journey of jazzy, funky instrumentals from Aotearoa to Africa, The Caribbean and Back...
Love Square are Nick Atkinson- formerly of Hopetoun Brown and Supergroove ...

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Direct from New York and Brazil-Samba Jazz
We are thrilled to present Nanny Assis - Singer, drummer, percussionist, song-writer and Bahia de Salvador native. Based in New York, Nanny Nanny regularly performs at The Blue Note, BB Kings and Zinc Jazz in New York... and now Freida Margolis! (And for...

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The Loving Arms...Return!

16-Nov-2019 – 16-Nov-2019

The Loving Arms return for a second soiree of alt-country tinged original tunes - SOLD OUT ...but limited door sales!


2 months ago
Nice vibe, good space. Friendly staff
- David L
2 months ago
Love returning here when back in Grey Lynn. There are 3 pubs in the centre of the West Lynn area of Grey Lynn and whilst they are all great this is the favourite. A busy locals' bar with excellent wines and guest craft beers and excellent thin based pizza to comply with the licensing regulations that food must be available. The owner Mike may play a tune on the piano and there regular live music evenings.
- Ian B
3 months ago
Went to a Brazilian Jazz Evening this evening great music and what a cool bar, glad they left butchers tiles on walls. Will definitely be back, highly recommend.
- Nugey N

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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  • 09-378 6625


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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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