Located in the basement of the Southern Insurance Building on Shortland Street, Impala is a much needed music-centric, entertainment-focused bar. Taking over the space formerly known as CODE, the team have spent the last two years, restoring and the original layout and upgrading and renovating every other aspect of the club, and curating the best possible space for Auckland’s nightlife and event culture.
Capitalising on the inherent strengths of the space to recreate some of the old magic, Impala has revitalised the iconic location, particularly in terms of creating the perfect venue for music, with no compromises made when it comes to sound quality.
Impala is the brainchild of long-serving international event promoters Red Rum Touring, comprised of Daniel Farley and Reuben Rivers-Smith, designed to ensure that events will be seamless for promoters and punters alike. Creating Impala has been a passion project for Farley, who got his first real taste of clubbing in this very space, and went on to gain his first residency as a DJ and hosted a number of events in the club.
Incomparable to any other local bar or club, Impala has the sound, look, and feel of a world-class venue for people passionate about music and nightlife culture to experience in the central city. With a focus on creating the perfect late-night vibe, the all-new venue is set to become the jewel in Auckland’s club scene crown.
However, with the curtains drawn, this space can be quickly transformed into an intimate cocktail lounge, with a number of seated spaces and comfortable leaners - not to mention the brand new top-shelf cocktail bar, stocked with all your favorites, and a selection of the worlds liquid oddities.