Whether you’re visiting Auckland or you live here, this city has plenty to keep you entertained. Its nearly 1.7 million residents are fun-loving, adventurous and, most importantly, sexy. There’s plenty of good reasons to be here but Auckland hookups might just be the best.
Whether on the beaches of Browns Bay or in Clevedon’s rural neighbourhoods, you’re never far from a great bar. That doesn’t mean you will always find the right ones. Though the city has a great nightlife, there are still far too many duds among the bunch. Even if you’re using Auckland hookup sites and apps as a shortcut, nothing is guaranteed. You’ve got to do your research.
Luckily, we’ve done it for you. With the help of local experts, we’ve assembled a can’t-miss list of Auckland hookup apps, sites and bars. Whether you’re a tourist stopping through or a lifelong resident, this list will change your sex life. You’re not stuck out in Whangaripo, so why live like you are?
Read on to find out about the best ways to find hookups in Auckland. Then write in the comments to let us know if we’ve left off any of your favourites.
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Just a few blocks from Captain Cook Wharf, you’ll find one of Auckland’s most enticing and stylish bars. Situated down a flight of stairs, Caretaker is a self-described “New York-style” cocktail lounge and jazz club. Everything about this bar – from its delicious drinks to its charming décor – is made with attention to detail.
Whether your night out involves a date, or you’re going it alone, make it out to Caretaker. It’s a lively establishment that’s excellent for mingling. Yet, even with live music, it never gets too loud or crowded. That means you can get intimate with a companion without having to shout. Of the many excellent Auckland hookup bars, this is perhaps our favourite.
If you’ve read our annual list of the best hookup apps and sites, you’ve seen the name Adult FriendFinder. As one of the first websites designed exclusively for hooking up, AFF has become the most-established site of its kind. We always have luck using AFF, and we aren't alone. Since the mid-00s, it’s consistently brought pleasure to users all over the world. In fact, most users would be fine never using another site or app again.
These days, apps are popping up all the time, all claiming to be the easiest and surest hookup methods. (And we've tried nearly all of them.) AFF’s website blows almost all of them away. It has a great browser experience for the computer or phone. Also, its search functionality is excellent, allowing you to find someone by proximity or sexual kink. You can even search by bra size; that’s how specific it gets.
Of course, none of that would matter if AFF wasn’t also one of the most populated Auckland hookup sites around. Fortunately, with over 90 million users worldwide, it unquestionably is. Where many apps are just geared towards the young, AFF is for everyone. It doesn’t matter what you look like or how old you are, there’s someone online for you. Men and women in their 30s are especially well represented.
If you’ve been coming up empty on the other apps, let AFF revive your sex life. There is a reason Adult FriendFinder has stuck around since the 90s. When it comes to easy, casual Auckland hookups, there really is no more reliable method.
Having said that, we’re very happy that Auckland’s nightlife is diverse and eclectic. Suave cocktail lounges are great but sometimes a classic pub delivers everything you want. That’s especially true if you’re drinking at Mo’s, an institution in the city. Located at the corner of Wolfe and Federal, this is a bar for every occasion.
Well-regarded as one of the best locals in all of Auckland, Mo’s has an unassuming charm. They have bartenders, not mixologists, and their drinks are classic cocktails without any pretension. That same easy-going vibe translates to the atmosphere, which is warm and appealing. It’s a fantastic place to throw back a few drinks and try out your best lines.
Auckland is currently going through a major population surge. One upside of that growth is the greater number of beautiful, older women that are everywhere. Around these parts, we can’t get enough of these gorgeous cougars. That’s why we put together a yearly review of cougar apps and sites. Consistently topping that list: Cougar Life.
Here’s the thing about women over 35. They tend to be busy professionals who don’t want to waste a lot of time. Waiting all night at the bar for a guy to hit on them is just not an option. Plus, they never know how guys will react if they make the first move. Some men will be intimidated, while others will judge them. There’s just too little reward for the risk. That’s why so many of these women are signing up for Cougar Life.
With over 7 million global users, Cougar Life is the largest app of its kind and the highest quality. While it was originally designed as a simple way for younger men to meet older women, it’s so much more. It’s still the easiest way to meet women over 35 but it’s for men of all ages. There’s no age limit on wanting mind-blowing sex, after all. If you sign up today, you can meet a woman tonight. You’ll also be alerted when someone checks out your profile.
Of all the Auckland hookup apps dedicated to meeting older women, Cougar Life is the king. In fact, it’s the best of the best in most cities of the world. If you’ve been too scared to try hooking up with a cougar, take our course on dating women over 30. Get over your shyness and find the experienced lover of your dreams.
Over the last couple decades, drinking beer has become a much more broadly appreciated cultural phenomenon. It’s not just workers unwinding at the local pub or college students guzzling cheap beers on a Saturday night. Appreciating and knowing about craft beer is now hip. Nowhere is that more apparent than when you’re at a bustling beer garden.
Beer gardens, like the excellent one at Parked Up in Victoria Park, are fantastic gathering spots that attract a lot of locals looking for casual sex. People from all backgrounds join together to drink beers and have a casual, fun time. It’s for that reason that Parked Up is actually the ideal spot to find Auckland hookups. Get out in the sun, have some beers and meet someone new.
If cocktail lounges and low-key bars are too slow for your tastes, we know exactly where you need to go. At the SkyCity Auckland resort in downtown, you’ll find twentyone, the city’s slickest club. Skip past the casino and head straight to this sexy, sleek bar for tantalizing cocktails and intoxicating women.
On any given weekend, twentyone is host to some of the most attractive locals and visitors to our city. It can be a bit pricey, we admit, but you’re paying for the atmosphere and unbelievably sexy company. The DJs keep the crowds jumping while the drinks make introductions easy. Get dressed to the nines and make your way to the dance floor.
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Out in Ponsonby, you’ll find the Win-Win Bar working hard to ensure cocktail drinkers never get bored. They are constantly updating their list, mixing classic martinis with a whole host of exciting concoctions. Whether you’re a long-time drinker or just getting your feet wet, this is the bar for cocktail experimentation.
Of course, you may have a different kind of experimentation on your mind when you go out. Win-Win is here to help make those scientific leaps a possibility. This Vegas-inspired bar is a vibrant gathering place for friends and lovers. The revolving DJs on the weekends keep the mood light and bopping, a perfect recipe for a sensual night out.
We don’t know everything they teach at the University of Auckland or Unitec. One thing is clearly on the curriculum, though: hooking up. Coeds and 20-somethings of this city are getting busy all the time and that’s largely due to Tinder. If you’ve not been living in a cave for the past decade, you probably heard quite a bit about it.
Tinder launched in 2012 and immediately became the go-to hookup app for Millennials worldwide. It immediately overshadowed all other Auckland hookup apps. And for good reason. In terms of sexy hookups, there is no better app. You’ll find the absolute most attractive users on Tinder, which is why so many people keep signing up.
The attractiveness of the users is a two-edged sword, though. Sure, if you’re good looking yourself, Tinder is going to be amazing for you. If you’re a man who’s not in the top 10-15% of looks, however, Tinder is a lot less fun. That’s even more the case if you’re over 30. Put simply, Tinder is mostly for gorgeous 20-somethings.
For women, being in the top 50% in terms of appearance will be enough to ensure plenty of matches. The messages come fast and furious for attractive women. So much so, actually, that the sexiest women don’t even bother responding. The constant stream of compliments sates their egos. If you’ve found yourself matched with an unresponsive hottie, don’t get mad, just move on. Forget it Jake, it’s Tindertown.
Tinder’s success has led the makers of the app to aim higher. They’re now looking to get more into the dating and relationship game. No matter what happens, though, if you’re sexy and young, Tinder will be your most reliable tool for Auckland hookups.
The coffee house is perhaps the true equal to bars as a place for meeting strangers. Both types of locations are about enjoying drinks and being social. They also make it easy to sit around for hours without feeling hurried. One advantage that a café has over a bar is the price. You can sip on a latte for hours and not go broke.
That’s why, when we need a change of pace, we seek out hookups at Remedy Coffee. With their casual atmosphere and ample seating, it’s a great place to strike up a conversation. There’s always someone around that looks enticing and up for some friendly banter. Let the caffeine high do the talking and you might just have a fun afternoon ahead of you.
Over on Karangahape Road in Auckland City, you’ll find the charming Italian eatery, Coco’s Cantina. It’s an old-fashioned, rustic restaurant with a simple style and fantastic menu. It’s a place where you’ll see lots of couples on dates (Monday nights even have a special just for dates). Yet, more than romantic rendezvous happen here.
Between their 3-hour happy hour and their fully stocked bar, plenty of sexy encounters occur at Coco’s. Make no mistake, this is a full-service restaurant with a decent bar. If you have a date to bring, you’ll be golden. But even if you’re just looking for a quick meet-up before getting down to business, Coco’s will do the trick.
Have you’ve tried every hookup bar on this list and even hit up a few coffee shops? Perhaps you think you’ve done it all. Have you, though, picked someone up in the grocery aisle? It’s not so far-fetched, and it certainly doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable interaction. After all, people are still sexual creatures, even when they’re buying pomegranates.
When you’re down at the Supervalue, have a look around. Those aisles have more than cereal and biscuits in them. Beautiful women are always walking back and forth. If you have good opening lines and the right approach – not creepy or intrusive – there’s no reason you can’t connect. Make your errands a whole lot more fun.