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!

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)



a week 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
a month 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
3 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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