Sociologically, K Road is a kind of surrogate 'hood for any subculture which isn't big enough in Auckland to have its own 'area', which means by night it can be a weird mix of flannel-clad altbros, 8 foot tall drag queens, wayward clubbers, hen's nights and homelessness. Sometimes hard to tell who's who.. nightclubs range from African reggae at Roots through to high-energy house music at Kiss. K' Rd stores boast true ethnic diversity - be sure to see the Polynesian influenced fashion and home wares at Buana Satu.
The liveliest road in town, "K' Rd", never stops.
The liveliest road in town,
"K' Rd", never stops. By
day full of shoppers, workers, students
and residents, K' Rd shifts gear
after dark and caters to clubbers and
diners, with diverse options ranging
from drag cabaret with your meal at
Caluzzi through to an organic experience
at Verona Cafe.
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Not a neighborhood per se, Karangahape [colloquially shortened to 'K'] Road is Auckland's alternative main street. Running from the dilapidated Symonds Street cemetery to the more upmarket Ponsonby Road, K Road has more vintage clothing stores / cafes / bars / live music per square metre than anywhere else in Auckland.