The Dux has a long and strong history in Christchurch, so much so that we defy you to find any Christchurch local over the age of 30 that doesn’t have a story about being at “The Dux”. It is truly a Christchurch icon, and it is what makes us who we are.
Dux de Lux included a Seafood and Vegetarian Restaurant, Brewery Bar (complete with onsite brewery) Music Venue, and Functions venue. In addition to these were our two famous large courtyards synonymous with “beers and food in the courtyard”.
Our Tavern Bar Music Venue hosted many of the country’s top performers and in some cases these acts got their start right in our modest and effective music venue.
New Year’s Eve at The Dux was one of the biggest parties in Christchurch and saw nearly all of the biggest acts New Zealand had to offer including the likes of The Exponents, The Feelers, Salmonella Dub, Shapeshifter, Shihad, The Mutton Birds and many, many more.
Christmas Eve also became an enormous night on the social calendar with returning ex-locals meeting up with friends and family. The phrase “Meet you at The Dux” was echoed around the city simply because everyone knew that a great time was always to be had there.
All the elements of what was to come were at home at Dux de Lux, but finding a venue to house these elements in one spot proved impossible…
The first “Duxling” (as they have lovingly been become known) was our live venue music: Dux Live. Having its roots in “The Tav” bar at Dux de Lux, Dux Live began the hospitality push down Lincoln Road.
Dux Live closed its doors in January, 2016
The classic villa that houses Dux Dine was sympathetically converted into what is now a multi award winning Seafood and Vegetarian restaurant, voted The People’s Choice Best Establishment in 2014 and 2015, among other awards.
Dux Central incorporates the Brew Bar, Functions Venue and Courtyard from Dux de Lux with the addition of the Emerald Room Wine and Spirit Bar and The Poplar Social Club speakeasy cocktail bar.
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An internationally styled modern tavern, Terrace Tavern is a very welcoming space, and already feels like it is a part of the fabric of Christchurch.
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Four great venues, one philosophy: masters of the finest