Urge Bar Closing Down


Urge Bar is set to close in February after 17 years in business. 

Urge Bar primarily served the leather and bear community, which will now be left without a bar.

The closure of Urge will mean that Auckland will be left with just one official gay bar and nightclub, K Road’s Family.


The decision was announced at Urge’s 17th birthday party late last night.

It is understood that Urge Bar has been under considerable financial pressure for some time, facing a combination of rising rent and steadily declining sales revenue.

Urge Bar’s final night will be at the conclusion of the Get it On! Bear New Zealand Week in February.

 Article | Levi Joule