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The Merchant Bar is modern and stylish, yet is also laid back - making it the perfect place for social get-togethers, corporate functions or special birthdays.

We have a number of spaces suited to a variey of events, with an extensive range of menus that can cater to your requirements. We are situated on the Northern entrance to the Westfield shopping mall in Albany overlooking the gorgeous Civic Lakes - a convenient North Shore location.

The Merchant Bar is an upbeat venue, showcasing some of Albany’s great views and boasting a North facing, sun filled boulevard with outdoor seating for 200. Whatever the occasion, our onsite Functions Coordinator, Lara would love to assist you with your next function – whether it is a special birthday, an engagement party, team dinner, wedding reception or end of year bash! We want to make your event the best yet!

Function spaces available include the Lounge, Main Bar, Outside Boulevard and Restaurant. Check out the video above or scroll right to view the various spaces.  Remember though, we are flexible to your ideas and requests, so we look forward to the opportunity to discuss your function further.

For more information contact us on lara@themerchantbar.co.nz or call Lara on (09) 444 1076.

Don't forget about our funky Mama next door...

Mama Loco Albany is also part of our group and offers a great, funky alternative for functions. Email lara@mamaloco.co.nz or visit the website for more details.


What we offer at BOTH venues:

  • Options to suit your budget

  • A dedicated Functions Coordinator for your event

  • An experienced venue team to ensure your party goes without a hitch

  • Party extras to suit you