Roxy

The talk of the town 

Photography: Courtesy of Roxy.co.nz

If you want to get into the nightclub that isn’t a nightclub, you’d better come prepared  

Back in 1929, The Roxy was one of the first Auckland cinemas to screen talking pictures. Almost 90 years later, it’s still setting a benchmark, as one of the first venues in the city to offer an international- style club experience. “Roxy has the feel of a New York speakeasy,” says manager Craig Koning. “It’s not a nightclub, it’s a club. A nightclub is where young kids go to party their socks off. Roxy is more of a premium club where people come to relax in comfortable surroundings, have a conversation and a good time on the dancefloor if they feel like it.” 

Roxy opened its doors in June last year and has already earned a reputation as a place to be seen in town. “The goal at Roxy is to exceed expectations,” says Koning. “We have a strict door policy and we make no apologies for that. People have to look and act the part if they want to get in. If we weren’t fussy about who we let in the door, we’d be like every other club in town. Roxy is like a little oasis in the middle of Queen Street.”

Roxy
7 Fort Lane
Auckland

 

“Roxy has the feel of a New York speakeasy,”
Craig Koning

INSIDER INFO

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I LOVE TO START A NIGHT OUT AT…

Tanuki‘s Cave on Anzac Street. Small sharing plates of Japanese food in an authentic environment, plus beer by the jug. Perfect.

MY LOCAL IS… 

Mea Culpa on Ponsonby Road, where I always go for a beer. It‘s tiny – only about 10 people fit in – but there‘s something awesome about it.

MUSICAL MUST-SEE RIGHT NOW IS…
Katana, who can absolutely rip it up on the turntables. He spins hip-hop and bass music mostly and always kills it whenever I see him.

Club Style

Trends to take you to the front of the queue

Jumper

The ’90s revival continues: oversized jumpers in muted colours are in vogue. The same goes for sweaters with big typographical prints, like this one from N°21.

Shoes

There’s a common theme in current shoe collections from Prada to Rick Owens: trainer-shoe hybrids in solid colours, like the LunarGrand by Cole Haan (above).

Jacket 

About 35 years ago, London punks turned Barbour’s waxed coat into a fashion item. It’s enjoying a comeback, thanks to Barbour fans like Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys.  

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