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

  • Grab a T-Shirt !

    Check out our cool new Merch.

    Smash Palace Conehead Print

    Smash Palace Conehead Print

    Look sharp in our new Conehead print black t-shirt or tank designed by local artist Kahu Ngata ! https://www.facebook.com/K-E-H-U-100901705393201/

    The Smash Palace Conehead Print is available for a limited time as a black t-shirt or tank only. The print can be ordered by pre-paid pre-order only - either here on the website or at the bar.

    Specs: Regular fit crew neck, mid weight 180 GSM, 100% combed organic cotton. Quality cotton grown without herbicides or pesticides - GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.
    Ships 2021-04.
    Coming soon

    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 April 9th - BRAM - 7pm Free Entry followed by Blow My Mind Dance Partywith DJ HITMAN JOHNNY 10pm $5 door.


    Saturday April 10th - PENCARROW + UNI-FI + THE ASHES - find out more here


    Sunday April 11th - RHYTHM & LINES - Line Dancing - 3pm.


    Friday April 16th - NOT THE CHURCH - 7pm Free Entry.


    Saturday April 17th - THE GRUDGE Tool Tribute & DEVILS REJECTS Rob Zombie Tribute + UNI-FI - find out more here.


    Friday April 23rd - CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY - details to come.


    Saturday April 24th - TEAM DYNAMITE - find out more here.


    Sunday April 25th - GISBORNE UKULELE UNDERGROUND - 3pm Free Entry.


    Friday May 7th - T-BONEZ - 7pm Free Entry.


    Saturday May 8th - VIVO! South American Party - 9pm $10 door.


    Friday May 14th - DAN SHARP - 7pm Free Entry.


    Friday May 15th - MASAYA - details to come.


    Friday May 21st - JAMROCK - 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 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.