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Private Events & Functions

We have nearly as many function options as we do rum and would love to host your group or get-together. 

With an array of versatile function options and a dedication to hosting unforgettable events, whether it’s a small gathering, a large party or pre-theater dining, Casa Publica is the perfect venue. Whether you prefer the Covered Courtyard or the Colombian Lounge and Balcony upstairs, we’re here to ensure your experience is exceptional.

Our Spaces

Luana’s Saloon

  • Seated: 20
  • Standing: 40

With its warm and inviting ambience, this cozy nook is the perfect spot for your next intimate gathering.

Located just a stone’s throw away from our main bar, Luana’s Saloon is ideal for celebrating special occasions, catching up with friends over drinks and nibbles, or group dining. With easy access to the largest selection of fine rums in New Zealand, cocktails and other beverages to accompany your experience.

Hugo’s Rum Lounge

  • Standing: 35

Settle onto one of our rustic wooden leaners and feel instantly at ease, whether you’re catching up with friends, after-work drinks, relaxed dining or savouring the flavours of one of the many fine rums adored across the walls. Our lounge is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Hugo’s rum lounge opens onto bustling New Regent St, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds – a relaxing atmosphere and a vibrant city vibe.

Columbian Lounge

  • Seated: 40
  • Standing: 70

With plush velvet booth seating, luxurious curtains and glittering chandeliers, this is a space Hugo himself would love to pass time drinking rum.

Our lounge is the perfect space for large group dining or celebrations. With its luxurious ambience and stunning views, your guests are sure to be impressed. When paired with the balcony overlooking New Regent street and its private bar, you’ve got all the right ingredients for a decadent evening.

The Balcony

  • Standing: 20

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind in our covered semi-private space, with a drink in hand and a stunning view of the comings and goings on New Regent street.

This exclusive space is available for hire separately or as an inclusion with the Colombian Lounge, offering you the flexibility to create the perfect event. With the option of a private bar, this space is ideal for intimate gatherings, small group dining, or simply relaxing with friends or colleagues.