I liked the beer list but found the printed menu to only list about 20 beers. After awhile I noticed some chalkboards on a darkly lit wall with another 15 selections. In general the bar area is very dark and it can be difficult to get a beer if youíre on the wrong side of the barrel. The inside space smelled a bit like a wet dog. Cool outside patio seating!
So I came here for a quick spot of lunch, since they had a fixed paired food and beer menu on for the craft beer week around Beervana. I ended up staying for about five hours, since the brewers were in getting a tour. The TreHugger brewers spotted me and adopted me, buying me beers left and right. Nice people. Oh, and the bar itself was fine, brewing kit bang in the middle of everything. Good tap list amd the food was OK. Nice place.
nate2g (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | June 12, 2012| Updated May 13, 2013
Now brewing on location - four house beers and cider. Huge circular wall of taps with many familiar beers but also special and seasonals too. I always find beers here I donít see elsewhere around town, so bonus points there. The venue itself i find to be dark, tacky and lacking soul. Itís not the most comfortable beer spot in Welly.
Hard to get a read here. At first glance just a load and slightly crass bar but saved through a very solid tap and beer list. Not crazy geek (ie donít come here looking for Scandi RISs) but rather a good cross section of establised NZ beers. Music too loud but service good. Looks like they are setting up a brewery inside (?) so assume they will brew their own in due course.