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awksie Sep 1st 2016 2:38 am

Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Hi, I am new to Auckland this week, English, male, 53, was a punk rocker many years ago, but now matured. I like a beer, British sense of humour and just a good old fashioned chat. Not looking for love.

Can anyone recommend somewhere friendly, where us British ExPats can go for a beer, poss some live music.

Would rather get a proper referral than visit a biased website.

Thanks in advance if you reply :thumbup:

Justcol Sep 2nd 2016 9:49 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
There nothing like an English pub in Aux cbd
Try Vulcan lane and then spread out from there

awksie Sep 2nd 2016 10:03 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Justcol,

Cheers mate. Thanks for replying. I am off to watch Drury United play this afternoon, so I will try Vulcan Lane tonight, as I will be getting the train back from Papakura.

I did stumble across the 'Mac Pub' during the week and managed to get a pint of 'Porter' on draught, which impressed me.

I am looking to find a crowd who interests are simple (like mine); Beer, Music, Football.......not necessarily in that order......oh, and 'Hot Chips' too :thumb::thumb:

Justcol Sep 3rd 2016 12:28 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Good luck with that

awksie Sep 3rd 2016 3:55 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
So far........epic fail.

JoviPrincess Sep 3rd 2016 10:09 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
I don't know where in Auckland you're looking but when I was there I really enjoyed the bars down by the harbour. Hope you find somewhere decent.

Stormer999 Sep 3rd 2016 10:44 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Where ever you are in the World looking for a pub head to the nearest Irish Bar.....simple and that includes Shanghai....;)

Ianriv Sep 8th 2016 4:23 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
The Barrell Inn in Howick is an Irish pub that has a great fire, acceptable beer and the odd bit of live music. It's the closest i have found to a pub pub but even then it just scrapes the description. Shame it's a mission to get to and more importantly from.

The Spitting Feathers is touted as an English pub, but it's more of an industrial building pretending to be a bar. That sells Carling. And is the only place that imports barrels of Guinness instead of post mix like every where else down here. There might be something that will appeal to you there.

bearskin Sep 9th 2016 5:01 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Browns Bay has a couple of decent pubs if you have transport - the Deep Creek Brewery and Speakers Corner. In town there are a few 'irish' pubs here and there, or try Galbraiths or the Juke Joint around Mt Eden train station area.

awksie Sep 9th 2016 5:52 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Thanks for the replies about both Howick and Browns Bay. Perfect timing.

Next week I am hoping to spend a week at Botany, so will definitely check out The Barrill Inn, a bit of live music sounds good. Great shout.

Also next week, I am hoping to meet up with a 'mate of a mate' in Browns Bay, so again, I will give the recommendations a go.

Thanks for your positive replies guys.

Ianriv Sep 9th 2016 5:54 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
No one hopes to spend a week in Botany!

garethwm Sep 9th 2016 7:35 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Doolan Brothers in Botany Town Centre also has live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm. Also an Irish pub. Pretty good menu too.

awksie Sep 10th 2016 1:17 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 

Originally Posted by Ianriv (Post 12047360)
No one hopes to spend a week in Botany!

Maybe it depends on where you are coming from??

awksie Sep 10th 2016 1:19 pm

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 

Originally Posted by garethwm (Post 12047404)
Doolan Brothers in Botany Town Centre also has live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm. Also an Irish pub. Pretty good menu too.

Cool....I know Doolan Brothers......do you know the name of the Irish Pub??

garethwm Sep 11th 2016 10:04 am

Re: Where to go for a beer in Auckland City?
 
Sorry Doolans is the Irish pub. Just walked past it as a matter of fact. Goode brothers is across the rd but Doolans may suit you best.


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