Since its formation in 1874 the Poverty Bay Club and its buildings have weathered many social and environmental storms including four fires, three earthquakes, and the introduction of women into its inner folds.
A fine example of late Nineteenth Century provincial architecture, the Poverty Bay Club building is an intrinsically valuable landmark in New Zealand’s most eastern city. The building, erected in 1898 is the work of noted local architect William Peter Finneran.
The PBC is now open to the public with the hope that food, drink, music and pleasure will imbue all those who come…..
The club houses Cafe 1874, Winston's Bar and the Dome Cinema.