Welcome to the friendliest pub on the shore!

The Dark Horse is a sports bar & grill, and TAB, at the heart of the community on the North Shore, Auckland. We specialise in offering a warm welcome, exceptional dining options, a great range of drinks, and lots of fun activities throughout the week.

We have a bit of something for everyone, from sports and racing to a great night out with friends and colleagues, The Dark Horse is perfect for whatever the occasion!


Always a good night at The Darky!
– Scott Preston, Google reviews


Browse through our delicious menus!

The Dark Horse is the ideal place for meeting friends or clients for lunch, after work drinks, or for just celebrating the end of the week. Packing craft beer on tap, an extensive bistro-style menu, and stellar table service into one venue is a squeeze, but we’ve managed to make room for your every need!

Lunch menu

Main menu

Drinks menu

Stone Grill Menu

Great food, great beer, great service!
– Matthew Chalk, Google Reviews


Whether it’s a birthday party, client meeting, or just a simple gathering with friends or colleagues, we can help you create an event that everyone will enjoy!

Our generous space can accommodate up to 300 guests for everything from corporate meetings to private functions and celebration dinners. We have several different areas within the bar and restaurant which can be reserved, and an extensive menu specially created by our Head Chef. The Dark Horse is the perfect venue for your next function.

We pride ourselves on being flexible and are more than happy to tailor a menu to suit your tastes and budget. We warmly invite you to meet with our friendly team over a coffee or glass of wine to view the facilities and discuss your requirements in further detail.

For enquiries, bookings or more information please contact the team at The Dark Horse.

What’s On

Come and watch the latest matches with us at The Dark Horse.

Take a look at our Facebook page for the latest sports events playing at The Dark Horse.


If you’re into sports then this is the place for you! Several large TV’s are on the walls showing various sports stations, a TAB next door and a pokies room. There is a variety of food on offer, which is a notch above the usual pub food!
– Murray Moffatt, Google Reviews