Judged New Zealand's Best Music Entertainment Venue


    Open from 3 every day except Monday 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 GISBORNE - singalong with your favourite songs.


    Every Wednesday 7pm - HANDLE CLUB DRAW


    Every Friday over summer - SUNDOWNER SESSIONS in the garden from 4 til 8pm with Corona Bucket Bar and Vinyl DJ.


    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


    Sunday March 15th - Surf Lifesaving Nationals After Party with SIT DOWN IN FRONT + others - 8pm start.


    Saturday March 21st - AT AUTUMN’S AWAKENING 2 - MEINIAK PANTERA TRIBUTE + HARBINGER METALLICA TRIBUTE - tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/nz/book/event?eid=2548&


    Saturday March 28th - LOST TRIBE AOTEAROA - details to come.


    Saturday April 11th - Beer Fest After Party - details to come.


    Friday May 1st - JORDAN LUCK BAND - tickets at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/11864/Jordan-Luck-Band---Who-Loves-NZ-The-Most-2020-Tour.utr


    Live Music
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    Check out recent live shows on the Smash Palace YouTube channel !


    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 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 a bit carried away with Pub Choir Gisborne singing up a storm - its free to join and you even get a free singing lesson !

    Friday nights from 8 should be in your diary as 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 ! 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, Panhead Supercharger, Macs Interstate APA, Speights, Macs Green Beret, Macs Gold, Macs Mid Vicious (2.5 %), Tui, Harvest Cider, Bulmers Cider.


    Non-alcoholic drinks: Locally produced Gladstone's Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, local organic Hill Road orange juice, Hopt Watermelon and Mint, Macs Lemonade and Rhubarb, Macs Feijoa, Pear and Elderflower, Kiri OJ, Heineken 0% Beer + the usual soft drinks.


    Check out the menu to the left ...

    Awesome locals

    Where the world meets Gisborne and Gisborne meets the world.

    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 a level playing field of true “Kiwitanga” !




    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 and eat food.




    Cat in Charge


    Now feed me.  




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



    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 !



    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 !



    She don’t take no shit ! So don’t mess with our platinum blonde hot mama. Unless your Dash. Star of the stage and disliker of any food that might be the least bit healthy.


    Stay in touch.




    Smash Palace Page





    0274 844580 / 06 8677769



    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 0800 494 273.