New Brew Tavern

Our rating 

User rating 

8 reviews
Venue Image
Cnr Rosedale Road and William Pickering Drive,
Albany
Auckland,
0632

(09) 414 5450

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byEd Reed18/09/2006

3 out of 5

Relatively new (what isn’t in Albany?), New Brew Tavern’s large open bar attracted all walks of life on the Friday night we visited.

A schist fireplace dominated the space, but unfortunately, it just wasn’t belting out any heat—in part, due to the high ceilings and often-opened door—on this cold spring night.

Not a great selection on offer drink-wise, there was the usual selection of beers and a varied wine list, with most offered by both the glass and the bottle.

Ordering drinks (Carona, $6.50) from our pleasant yet obviously-preoccupied barwoman, we opted for a table as close to the fireplace as possible.

I don’t think I’ve seen such a wide variety of people in an Auckland bar. The youngsters were there glamming it up; while, at the other end of the age spectrum, the older crowd lounged in New Brew Tavern’s comfy, yet not very stylish, cane furniture. I had to have a double take when I spied a pair of stubbies … just not necessary in this day and age!

Although not dining, the meals did look good and were generously portioned—a constant stream of tapas, platters coming out of the kitchen throughout the night.

With a Bananarama tune blearing across the speakers, for the sake of the customers, I’m glad this bar regularly plays host to live bands. There’s also the quiz night which the barman assured me made for a good night out.

While New Brew Tavern seems to suffer from a lack of a niche market (‘trendy’, stubbies and Bananarama will never go together), it does offer a fairly relaxed, entertainment alternative in the area.

New Brew Tavern has been reviewed by 8 users
 

Most Read Today

image
01 At The Flicks - February 2016 Film Highlights

View's guide to what's hitting the big screen this...

image
02 At The Flicks - November 2015 Film Highlights

View's guide to what's hitting the big screen this...

image
03 At The Flicks - December 2015 Film Highlights

View's guide to what's hitting the big screen this...

image
04 At The Flicks - January 2016 Film Highlights

View's guide to what's hitting the big screen this...

image
05 Auckland's Best Petting Zoos

We've picked out the best 5 petting farms and pett...

Content updated: 12/02/2016 16:36

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • Moas Nest
    Worst coffee EVER! I ordered a chai latte and received a chai tha...

    Kirstyc on 2/01/2016 @ 5:06 p.m.
  • Freeman & Grey
    Freeman and Grey is one of my go-to spots when I'm in Ponsonby. D...

    Olivia Duncan on 2/01/2016 @ 3:34 p.m.
  • My Bar
    I was looking for a place to host my sisters hens night - My Bar ...

    j_31 on 25/11/2015 @ 7:12 p.m.
  • Aria Restaurant & Bar
    Had fantastic food from this restaurant but very rude and upsetti...

    anony on 26/10/2015 @ 5:04 p.m.
  • Madam Woo Takapuna
    Have been to Madam Woo in Takapuna twice now and I have to say th...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 1/10/2015 @ 12:08 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner