Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Opening Hours:

    Tuesday 4pm-10pm

    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 7-9pm - PUB CHOIR GISBORNE - all welcome.


    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 May 14th - KIWI CUTS & CURIOSITIES with DJ MISSING LINK from 8pm.


    Friday May 15th - MASAYA + OCEAN SPACE - find out more here.


    Friday May 21st - ERNIE J + ERU TAMANUI - 7pm Free Entry.


    Saturday May 22nd - SCIOLISM + ABYSM + TERASET - find out more here.


    Thursday May 27th - NZ Music Month BAND SCHOOL CONCERT - 5:30pm Free Entry - find out more here.


    Friday May 28th - A night of the Blues with SHAYN "HURRICANE" WILLS & FRIENDS featuring TRUDA CHADWICK + KRISTON BATISTICH - 7pm $10 door.


    Saturday May 29th - THEIA x VAYNE - find out more here.


    Sunday May 30th - GISBORNE UKULELE UNDERGROUND - 3pm Free Entry.


    Sunday June 6th - BOOGIE WONDERLAND - '70's Disco Party raising funds for Bruza - $25 ticket includes Drag Show + supper + raffle. Tickets at the bar - find out more here.


    Friday June 11th - JORDAN LUCK BAND NZ WINTER TOUR - find out more here.


    Saturday June 12th - IN WINTER DARKNESS - SLAYER + DEATH TRIBUTE + FLAY THE APOSTLE - find out more here.

  • 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 25 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 and Uni-Fi 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 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.



    Dash - RIP

    ex-Cat in Charge

    We all miss her.



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


    The Other Simpson

    Intrepid world traveller and all-round good sort ....for a fussy eater !



    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.




    Smash Palace Page





    0274 844580 / 06 8677769






    Smash Palace email



    Smash TV



    Smash Palace Youtube




    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 Dial a Dad on 027 611 2827.