The Zookeper's Son

Welcome to Royal Oak’s best loved local –  The Zookeeper’s Son.  With a range of versatile spaces  and quirky atmosphere, this is the ideal venue for when you just need to let loose

From your mates birthday to slick work parties, there are memories ready to be made (or forgotten, as appropriate). Our functions team are free of charge, free of hassle - ready and able to sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to.

Plus, for every $10 you spend get $1 back as StarSocial StarPoints*, redeemable at any StarSocial local across Aotearoa’s North Island.

Still have questions, or want to pencil in a booking? Spare us a few details below and we’ll come right back to you.

*StarSocial rewards terms apply.

Our Spaces

Rooftop Garden Terrace

Our stylish rooftop garden with fully retractable roof creates a unique suburban space suitable for a range of events. Featuring private bar and bathrooms, large plasma screens, separate entrance access if required and the option of playing your own music, the Rooftop Garden Terrace is available for shared or private hire.


Situated above the main bar, the Mezzanine level is available for exclusive events whilst remaining part of the main bar. Featuring an open plan area ideal for cocktail or dining events, abundant natural light, outdoor balcony and lounge area, this space consistently proves to be a favourite for relaxed and vibrant gatherings.

Main Bar

The heart of our venue, our lively, spacious main bar showcases all the action. Ideal for social groups with live music on a Friday and Saturday night.


A pleasant outdoor area ideal for groups wanting casual dining, drinks or nibbles. This area can transform from cocktail style for stand-up functions or showcase one long table to accommodate up to 25 for dining.

Download Our Function Pack

Thanks for your interest, a member of our events team will be in contact shortly. In the meantime, you can view an event pack HERE

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Still have questions, or want to pencil in a booking? Spare us a few details + we’ll come right back to you.

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Want $1 Back For Every $10 You Spend?

Join StarSocial & earn 10% back as StarPoints with every order, redeemable on food and drink at over 50 bars, pubs & restaurants across the North Island.

  1. Download the StarSocial app from the links below.
  2. Verify your account
  3. Scan your ID in the app or provide your phone number to staff before paying to earn StarPoints.