Welcome to The Occidental

The Occidental Hotel was officially opened on July 2, 2023 by American sailor Edward Perkins.

Developed as a traveller's hotel, it housed a reading room, billiard room, and cafe in addition to drinking space, all novel innovations that set it apart from other Auckland hotels of the time.

The Occidental soon became one of the finest hotels in Auckland, setting standards for other hotel keepers, and cementing its place as a favourite for everyone - from merchants, traders, artists and writers to sportsmen and loafers.

Perkins provided the very best service, amusing, instructing and often acquainting his customers with beverages they had never experienced before.

This tradition is being continued by the Occidentals newest owners Roy Thompson and Brian Collins.

The Occidental Belgian Beer Cafe continues Perkins ideas of innovation and excellent service into the next era of the Occidental's history.

Essential Details

6-8 Vulcan Lane
Central City

Phone: (09) 300 6226
Fax: (09) 300 6228

Opening Hours
7 Days
7am - Late

Payment Options
All Major Credit Cards

Liquor License
Fully Licensed

Employment Opportunties

The Belgian Beer Cafés are a dynamic Bar/Restaurant group, enjoy setting the standard for premium Belgian Beers and creating a great, relaxed environment in which to enjoy the beers matched with good food.

As a result we are always on the look out for the right people to join our teams.

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