Sitting 7 stories high The Arborist is Wellingtons most inviting garden rooftop venue, with all day sun, BBQ’s and a relaxing vibe it is a great place to catch some rays on your lunchtime break or have an after work cocktail. The Downstairs Bar & Eatery is a cosy atmosphere with an outdoor balcony looking over busy Willis Street. The Arborist focuses on fresh natural food and beverages using greenery and floral note infusion throughout the Menu.

They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, and what better way to spend it than being perched high above the city, basking in the sun with beer hand. Blocked from the prevailing northerly wind our relaxing garden style space is decked out with plenty of lush cushions and Blankets for when the sun goes down keeping you comfortable well into the night. Frozen cocktails & spritzers are our specialty here with plenty to choose from. With a range of beers, wines and top shelf spirits and boutique soda’s available, we have all your drinking needs covered. Make sure you make it for our daily happy hour offering our slushies 2 for $20 from 4-6pm.

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166 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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