About Us

“The Little Bar That Could”

Who Are We?

El Horno is a fabulous Wellington bar situated on the very alive “Courtenay Place Strip”. It’s decor, Hispanic/Western theme and traditional Sangria – the drink of Spain offers people the opportunity to party like they are in Spain right in the heart of Wellington. You can also party like a cowboy on Saturday nights with free cowboy hats, listen to live music on Wednesdays or Thursdays, or be daring enough to dance on the bar on your night out. For events, engagement parties, cocktails & canapés or special birthdays El Horno is a great spot offering space for up to 100 guests.

Where did the idea come from?

As much as the word El Horno sounds uncouth the true meaning of it is ‘the furnace’ in Spanish. We came across this word one night when practicing our Spanish (over quite a few wines) before our trip to Europe in 2007 and we just loved it! Straight away we knew the next bar we opened was going to be called ‘El Horno’ and what a talking point this has been. After an amazing trip and some brilliant nights in Spanish bars we knew Wellington needed some outstanding flavour from across the other side of the world; so El Horno is our version. Please party at our place, enjoy yourselves and even dance on the bar if you wish. We encourage it!

Awards & Accolades

Come in, you’ll see why
El Horno has made it into the top 4 finalists for Best bar in the Wellington Region in both 2011 and 2012.
El Horno made it into the final 3 for the Jose Cuervo bar competition in 2009, 2010 and 2011. El Horno won the 1st prize in both 2009 and 2011.
El Horno won an amazing staff party for winning the two month trade competition for Cointreau’s Live like Dita campaign.

Trinity group Youtube video competition ‘category winners’ watch the videos.