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)


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.



3 weeks ago
Such a good vibe. Cost, yummy food, good live music.
- Emma D
2 months 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
4 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

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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