Travlr (2618) Charlotte , North Carolina | August 13, 2013| Updated August 12, 2014
This place feels like being in my living room, sitting in my favorite chair, but with better beer, better service, and better music. It was comfortably crowded on an early Tuesday evening, and owner Steve spotted me right away and pulled me into a behind-the-scenes tour of the place, complete with tastes from the brightening tanks in the brewery. In fact, the building started as a brewery in the 1880’s, and although a few buildings have been lost to the quake, it’s great to see an old brewery used for its original purpose. The rest of the staff were terrific, friendly and efficient. Food was very tasty. A young lady on guitar was tonight’s offering of live music, which is apparently on at least five days per week. I counted 31 taps from 22 breweries, all local except for one from Brewdog. All this, and I was able to walk just a few meters to my room at their B&B. This is the type of place that I aspire to own some day. Oh, and they have goldfish! What’s not to like?
An excellent craft beer pub with the best kiwi beer and fresh local food. V cosy, friendly - everything a pub should be.
Joe_F (1) Christchurch, New Zealand | July 14, 2013
Such a great pub, the staff seem to be able to give tasting notes of any of the 20+ beers available at one time, off the top of their heads.
Gets a bit loud in there sometimes, but it’s a pub and not a RSA, so can’t complain.
Always something new to try.
Wonderful selection in Christchurch and the staff is very knowledgeable about the beer. Great food and service. Only knock would be the live music can make it impossible to hold a conversation. The outside beer garden is great. The little B&B next door is great!
snuffla (5) Chch, New Zealand | April 27, 2009| Updated May 16, 2009
Probably the best pub in Chch. Friendly staff. Beer of the month, usually from smalller breweries and changing taps so there’s always something new to try. Lovely little place, quiet and relaxed, live music at the weekend. Recommended
A really legit beer bar way down in the dirty south. Taps are essentially all NZ beers and represent a nice cross-section of stuff. The ambiance is like a British pub, really welcoming and comfortable. Live music sometimes. Food is well-done pub fare, really tasty. They also will hand out free bites of bread and cheese and the like around happy hour. If you’re down here in Chch, do not mess around - this should be your #1 go-to place.
A traditionally styled pub with ample seating of tables, stalls, sofas and stools. Decorated in a fashion not entirely dissimilar to what you might find on the inside of a local pub in England with its historical memorabilia on the walls, fading wildly patterned carpets, pool table etc. 30+ beers on keg and handpump including a couple if ciders with a variety of bottled offerings, wines and spirits to be found too. Situated on the far east of the city but conveniently a two minute walk from my hostel. Friendly enough staff offering recommendations and tasters without question. Prices not exactly cheap but not quite eye-watering either. A must-visit for anyone visiting the city; from what I saw of Christchurch as the moment it’s THE place for beer in the city. Free warm bread and cheese brought round was a charming little bonus and I happily wiled away several hours here over conversation and cards.