Enjoy some time with friends in a relaxed restaurant or bar with meals made from fresh New Zealand produce, and a good selection of Kiwi beers and wines before dancing in an iconic Coromandel Pub when the bands start rocking. For a relaxed drink with friends sit outdoors in a garden bar overlooking the marina or bay in the summer months with a refreshing beer or Mercury Bay wine or find a nice warm spot inside and have a chat with some of the friendly locals. Pubs in the Whitianga area are steeped in history and have become legendary icons of the Coromandel peninsula. Every summer some of New Zealand's finest bands tour through the Coromandel peninsula. Soak up some of the relaxed local vibe and enjoy great kiwi music at Mercury Bay's iconic venues in Coroglen and Whitianga.