Wellington City Youth Council says young people don't have enough safe places to go while out drinking at night.
The subject was one of many discussed at a workshop at Te Papa aimed at gaining a youth perspective on the capital's drinking culture.
Council chair Jack Marshall says about 40 people turned up to have their say.
He says many believe there aren't enough alcohol-free places where young people can go on a Saturday night to have a glass of water, rest and feel safe.
Mr Marshall says some of the points raised at the meeting will go towards the city council's draft local alcohol management strategy.
The chair of the youth council, Jack Marshall, says about 40 people turned up to have their say.