Good selection of beer. Lots of bottles available, even for take-away, including plenty of very expensive ones if you like that kind of thing. I didnít like the atmosphere that much, but I havenít been with a beer-drinking friend yet.
2016-05-05. Located in what feels like a former industrial area - very garage like spaces. We started at an outdoor table but sitting in the drizzly rain gets old fairly fast so we move inside after we finished our pizza. Surprisingly small space. Busy and Popular on Thursday night around 6:30. Good indie rock music selection. Decor is pretty basic, but fun. Vintage rec room furniture and carpet comes off cool/fun rather than pretentious and hipstery. Some toys on the shelfs, fading comic strips along one wall. Crowded tables eventually clear out but we were committed to standing at that point. Managed to snag a seat when we came back later in the month. Pricing seemed super high at first ($25 for a sampler tray, $17 for a 500 ml NZ craft bottle for example) but is only a bit above the New Zealand average for craft beer we discovered later. Their house beers ranged from pretty decent to not great. Pizza was pretty decent. I never did bother to ask but it seems like there is no toilet on site - just a public washroom in the parking lot? Well worth a stop, I enjoyed it, but overall 16 Tun feels like it might be the better option particularly for draft selection.
Visited in August 2014. I really liked this place. The location is in an interesting neighborhood with restaurants and other bars, almost in the central parts of Auckland. Friendly service, I was offered a sample before ordering a beer. Iís always nice to drink a beer or two next to the brewing equipment. Another nice thing is a bar and a bottle shop under the same roof. A must vistit when in Auckland.
Probably the best combination in Auckland of 1) dedication to craft beer, 2) selection of NZ breweries, 3) draft and bottles to-go, 4) comfortable, social space. The one downside is parking, being near the Sky Tower you have to pay.