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There’s nothing quite like Paihia’s Bad Habits

A steak house, gin room, cocktail bar, butchery and deli all in one

We all have bad habits, but this one is a true Bay of Islands icon. You arguably won’t find a bar as cool as this anywhere else in New Zealand. You can pick up a bottle of your favourite tiple, choose some nice juicy steaks to cook at home from the butcher’s counter, sample local cheeses from the deli, or stay for a spectacular meal and perfectly prepared drinks at Bad Habits.

Although there’s a butchery onsite and the perfectly cooked steaks and burgers are the heroes, Bad Habits on Marsden Road in Paihia is vegetarian friendly and has vegan options too. There’s an impressive list of cocktails, a unique gin room, and you can get Guinness and Heineken from the tap.

Sports games and UFC fights are aired on the big screen, events and tastings are hosted often and, on the weekends, there are usually musicians on stage who love nothing more than playing live music for you to enjoy. Honestly, what’s not to love about Bad Habits?

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—— Menu

The Bad Habits menu

With generous meal sizes and the best steaks in town, Bad Habits is a must-do when you’re in the Bay of Islands. The menu is an exciting collection of New Zealand’s favourite foods, created with our own unique Bad Habits touch.

—— Events

What’s on at Bad Habits?


76 Marsden Road,

+64 21 0242 6901


Monday1 0am – 11pm
Tuesday1 0am – 11pm
Wednesday1 0am – 11pm
Thursday1 0am – 11pm
Friday1 0am – 11pm
Saturday1 0am – 11pm
Sunday1 0am – 11pm

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—— Merchandise

The Bad Habits shop

Do you love our brand as much as we do? Had some special times at Tipsy Oyster Tapas and Bar? Get your hands on our top quality branded merchandise so you can look super cool while having something tangible to remember us by.

Your stay in Paihia is just not complete without Bad Habits