Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Opening Hours:


    Tuesday 4pm-9pm

    Wednesday 4pm-10pm

    Thursday 4pm-11pm

    Friday 4pm - 11pm

    Saturday 2pm - 2am

    Sunday 3pm - 8pm

    Closed Monday


    Plenty of great times to be had at Smash Palace!


    Every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm - PUB CHOIR GISBORNE - all welcome - free entry but koha appreciated.


    Every Wednesday 7pm - HANDLE CLUB DRAW


    Every Thursday night from 7pm - 11pm - BUILD-A-BAND .... motivate your muso mates or just turn up - everything's set up ready to go. Let's jam ! FREE ENTRY


    Friday December 2nd - BROWN SUGAR ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE - find out more here.


    Saturday December 3rd - XSMASH! - with BRAZILBEAT • DIZFUNK • MORGZ • DJOSE - find out more here.


    Friday Decvember 9th - LOGEE + SCARLET EDEN + BMC - find out more here.


    Saturday December 10th - GISBORNE FROTH FEST with SUNZ + OCEAN SPACE + NICK HERBISON + NOS ft. MC MSFTS + ECODD + DIZFUNK - find out more here.


    Wednesday December 21st - SMASH CAROLS - find out more here - bring a non-perishable petfood donation for the SPCA.


    Friday December 23rd - THE VOLT THIEVES - find out more here.


    Saturday December 24th - FUTUREPROOF - find out more here.


    Thursday December 29th - SMASH SUMMER SESH - details to come.


    -Friday January 20th - HELL FREEZES OVER Eagles Tribute - details to come.


    Saturday January 21st - SUMMER METAL MAYHEM - find out more here.


    Saturday February 18th - WHITECHAPEL JAK - details to come.

  • About Us

    Smash Palace is all about good times with great live music, delicious drinks + food and awesome locals. It's also a function venue like no other !

    Live Music

    The Home of Live Music in Gisborne - and judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue in New Zealand !

    For the past 32 years, Smash Palace has been pumping out the hottest live sounds with acts like Head Like A Hole, The D4, Ladi6, Jordan Luck Band, Paua, as well as local heroes Skankamelia, The Nervous Surgeons, Uni-Fi and Lazy Fifty to name a few; turning on huge nights for music lovers.


    Tuesday nights from 7 we get carried away with Pub Choir Gisborne singing up a storm - its free to join and you get a free singing lesson !

    Thursday nights from 7 are a regular live music "must-do" as Gizzy's finest muso's and guests "Build-A-Band" - jamming up a storm.


    When sunny days are here we use the outdoor stage, but otherwise the indoor stage at Smash Palace is pumping every Friday and Saturday night !


    Find out why Smash Palace was judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue at the 2016 Hospitality NZ Awards !

  • Menu

    We’re ready to take your order.

    Drinks Menu

    Something to keep you going ....

    Whatever you fancy.

    Food Menu

    Something to fill the gap ....

    Great Pub Food.


    He tangata, he tangata, he tangata ...

    Darryl Monteith


    Your host is well known around Gisborne as a musician and supporter of the arts. Dad to Maia, Jasmine and Jackson and Papa to Isla, he shares a life with their understanding mother and Nana Kerry.


    A squash and football playing (Smash Palace Shockers) kombi enthusiast, he likes to grow, cook and eat food.




    New Cat In Town

    2FC - Two Faced Cat



    The smiley guy who can put his hand to almost anything. King of the dress-ups and a married man.



    Satanic pixie or corpse bride ? All we know is she cooks a mean feed and pours a pretty pint !

    Leave her alone - she's a married woman !


    Stay in touch.




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    0274 844580 / 06 8677769






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    Smash Palace is easy to find at 24 Banks Street Gisborne - we're not far from the beach at Midway in Gisborne's Industrial Subdivision ... so make as much noise as you like !


    Need a sober driver ? Call Gisborne Taxis on 06 867 2222.