About Us

Sideline Bar Napier - a place where the locals come together and share knowledgeable wisdom over a cold beer.

 A place where the staff aren't too shy to send you to the sin bin over a discussion where the bartender's always right! Essentially we like to think we have the advantage over others like us, we strive to WIN in everything we do for you! From local entertainment to NZ top chart hitters, competitive prices and mouth watering pizzas! The Sideline is the place to see all your sporting action and entertainment gigs LIVE all year round!


Originally know as The Onekawa, the bar was rebuilt in 1986 and is now known as “Sideline Bar”, which includes onsite TAB facilities as well as the adjoining Onekawa Liquorland.

  • Massive HD projector screen
  • Plenty of screens in all areas including; Pool room, TAB area, Garden Bar (you're sorted no matter what direction you face)
  • 3 pool tables
  • 2 dart boards
  • Large Garden Bar area
  • Juke Box
  • 18 gaming machines (8 jackpots)
  • TAB
sideline bar band

Sideline Bar has hosted many acts including Feelers, Katchafire, Jimmy Barnes, Dave Dobyn, Ladi6, Six60, I am Giant, Common Kings, Sean Kingston, Tomorrow People to name a few.

Check out our gig guide for the next big band coming to Sideline Bar:

Gig Guide