A brief sojourn down Vulcan Lane in Auckland's Central City will soon bring you to No. 9, and up an enigmatic flight of stairs a renowned music venue/restaurant/bar/club space awaits you - a space home to countless legends, stars, curiosities, oddities and tall tales of decadent debauchery over the years. Today it stands amongst the elder buildings of old Auckland City laced with foliage and flowers, offering the weary traveller a welcoming smile, cosy seat and a multitude of refreshments. Cassette Nine; a preferred palace of perennial partying.
A homely and relaxed place by day, Cassette offers delightful diner style burgers and hot dogs, accompanied with eccentric starters to wow the taste-buds. Popular with local city workers, suits and creatives as well as tourists and families. The focus on local seasonal produce alongside locally bought ingredients combine to create, in our opinion, the most humble and satisfying meal experience in the city.
By night Cassette becomes a visual and aural feast! A wide range of clientele enjoy an eclectic mash of entertainment - local indie bands and DJs ply their noisy craft on Fridays at Mum Club; top New Zealand DJs and international talent push club sounds every Saturday at Sick Disco; legendary club night Teenage Kicks messes with your mid-week (in a loving way) every Wednesday. Hipsters, club kids, travellers and locals, people of all ages and walks of life - tall or short, gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor - make up the thousands who cross this threshold weekly.
Aside from the weekly club offerings, Cassette is also host to numerous one-off events, private functions, launches, and our weekly Saturday Supermarkets - as well as book clubs, Bitchin' Bingo, burlesque evenings, comedy and occasional theatrics.
World famous for their Teapot™ cocktails (a beverage designed for sharing amongst like-minded cohorts), the venue takes its liquor cabinet seriously with an extensive back shelf of spirits and bottled beers from all over the world. These stand alongside a comprehensive wine and cocktail list, plus a great selection of tap beers such as Steinlager Pure, Becks and the Macs Brewery range.
In a matter of hours, a space populated early evening by civilised sippers enjoying a Cab Sav and a homemade burger evolves to become a surging mass of dancefloor sauciness and stays that way till sun-up. Rinse, repeat. Cassette is certainly a venue with many facets and open all hours, whatever the occasion. Like other High Street and Vulcan Lane locals, Cassette Nine hopes to embrace art, mischief, music, difference, drama and eccentric characters from all over the world… and perhaps even further into the metaphysical infinity of the multiverse and its uncharted dimensional planes.