Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Open from 3 every day and from midday Saturday at 24 Banks St Gisborne.


    Plenty of great times coming up at Smash Palace ... LOUD & PROUD !


    Every Tuesday at 7pm - PUB CHOIR - gold coin donation.


    Every Wednesday 7pm - HANDLE CLUB DRAW


    Every Friday night from 8pm - 11pm - BUILD-A-BAND .... motivate your muso mates or just turn up - everything's set up ready to go. Let's jam ! FREE ENTRY


    Saturday September 15th - THE ASHES - 9pm $5 door.


    Friday September 21st - THE ROCK 1500 with THE SMITHEREENZ 5pm - Free entry.


    Friday September 28th - 51/50 BATTLE LEAGUE - 7pm $10 door or tickets at the bar.


    Saturday October 6th - ExNE - East by North East - showcase of new music from the East Coast of Aotearoa. 6pm $10 door.


    Saturday October 13th - PAUA + MISS POU tickets at www.ticketspace.co.nz or at the bar.


    Sunday October 21st - Wine & Food After Party - IRB + THE ASHES 6pm Free entry.


    Saturday October 27th - Day of the Dead/Night of the Living Dead


    Saturday November 3rd - Spitfire Seafood Feast - SOLD OUT


    Saturday November 10th - INK + IRON Bike and Tattoo Show with PRIME MOVERS 9pm $10 door.

    Live Music
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    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 ! Open from 3 every day except Monday and from midday Saturday.

    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 Skankamelia, One One One, The Nervous Surgeons to name a few turning on huge nights for music lovers.


    Friday nights from 8 should be in your diary as a regular live music "must-do" as Gizzy's finest muso's "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 ! A growing collection of more than 500 vinyl albums is regularly spun on the Smash Palace turntables before and after the live acts.


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

    Delicious Drinks + Food

    What are you having ?

    The finest beers and ciders on tap, RTD's + non-alcoholic drinks in the chiller and blow-torched pizza + deep fried goodness from the kitchen ... smashing !


    On tap: Steinlager Classic, Gisborne Gold, Sunshine Brewery Off Shore IPA, Speights, Macs Green Beret, Macs Gold, Macs Mid Vicious (2.5 %), Lion Red, Tui, Export Gold, Harvest Cider, Bulmer Harvest.


    Non-alcoholic drinks: Locally produced First Press range of grape juices - Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose & Merlot. Locally produced Gladstone's Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, local organic Hill Road orange juice, Kiri OJ, DB Citrus 0% Beer + the usual soft drinks.


    Check out the menu to the left ...

    Awesome locals

    Where everyone likes to meet

    Friendly faces are a big part of what makes Smash Palace great.


    People from all walks of life enjoy sharing the relaxed good times and East Coast vibes at Smash Palace - including the Smash Palace Shockers, our very own champion Football team. Whether you find yourself under the DC3 plane in the garden bar, parked up in front of the open fire, or front and centre of one of the two stages.


    Smash Palace is where Gisborne meets the world and the world meets Gisborne !



    Catering for Functions

    Feed up to 200 hungry party people at Smash with Spitfire !

    The roast with the most.


    Spitfire is the new catering solution at Smash Palace with a menu that includes spit roasted pork, BBQ Venison patties, hot-smoked fish as well as 3 salads, fresh buns & 4 sauces ! Catering for groups of 40 to 200, Spitfire makes it even easier to have the best party you'll never remember at Smash Palace.




    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, he shares a life with their understanding mother Kerry.  


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





    Welcoming Party of one and devoted Status Quo fan from the villa on the river ... smile  - you've just been Wombled !


    Cat in Charge


    Now feed me.  



    Pizza & Chips Girl

    Queen of the Carbs - Jasmine's on deck at Smash to whip up a feed when you need one. She's a hip-hop dancing, football playing Gizzy babe ...



    The smiley girl who's learning the ropes and may one day stage a coup .... Maia enjoys Hip Hop dancing, photography and watching TV !   Even while she's working !


    Stay in touch.




    Smash Palace Page





    0274 844580 / 06 8677769



    Smash TV



    Smash Palace Youtube



  • ExNE - East by North East

    New Music from the East Coast of Aotearoa - live DVD.


    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 ? Gizzy Sober Drivers can get you and your car home for just $20

    - phone 027 8193051, or call Dial a Dad on 0800 494 273.