The Best Beer Gardens
When the sun shines, the first thing that crosses most people's minds is to hot foot it to a beer garden for a boozy afternoon. Whether it's north, south, east or west, Auckland has some damn fine beer gardens - from leafy and spacious to bustling and lively. Check out our picks for the best beer gardens in Auckland, and pray for good weather!
Northcote Tavern
37 Queen Street, Northcote Point, Auckland
Just imagine how many pints have been poured in 120+ years of dedicated service to Auckland's drinking fraternity! Not many hospitality ventures last beyond a decade let alone a century, and with a sprawling front lawn in upmarket Northcote Point, the Northcote Tavern still packs them in. Importantly, the Northcote Tavern is family friendly too and on a fine Auckland day, can't be beat.
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Britomart Country Club
31 Galway Street, Auckland, 1010
Ever since opening, the Britomart Country Club has made quite the splash. Petanque, a putting green and some very cool design ensure the Britomart Country Club stays ever-popular throughout these long, hot summers. One of the best garden bars in Auckland without doubt.
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The Postman's Leg
43-41 Downing Street, Auckland, 0629
Glenfield's finest is approaching their second birthday and it's fair to say in that time has made every post a winner. Enviable grounds, regular events and a great slap-up menu make the Postman's Leg a must visit this summer.
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Leigh Sawmill Cafe
142 Pakiri Road, Auckland
It's probably a good thing that the Leigh Sawmill Café is an hour's drive from Auckland. Any closer and we'd find it damn hard not to become a dangerously regular visitor - a groovy spot that deserves to be an essential destination for discerning Aucklanders.
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The Tasting Shed
609 State Highway 16, Auckland, 0891
A cosmopolitan combination of polished concrete, funky banquettes, and rustic hessian cushions. Ask for an alfresco table under the shade sails for vineyard views and tuck into delicious small plates that are perfect for sharing. Summers were made for it!
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Puhoi Pub & Hotel
Ahiroa Road, Auckland
Facial hair is the accessory of choice at the most authentic colonial pub near Auckland. Most drinkers have made the journey very quickly and on two wheels, but despite the chrome, leather jackets and black T-shirts, a couple of hours sitting in the pub's sprawling garden bar is very relaxed.
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Galbraiths Alehouse
2 Mt Eden Road, Auckland
Housed in the old Grafton Public Library, Galbraith's is the kind of place that where it's ridiculously easy to become a regular. It may also come as some surprise to the uninitiated, but this central city haven for craft beer drinkers is also home to a great beer garden/deck...consider yourself told.
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The Sawmill Brewery and Smoko Room
1004 Leigh Road, Auckland, 0985
You can expect food with gumption, a massive selection of beer made on site and a drinks list that shows the best of New Zealand producers.
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Hallertau Brewbar and Restaurant
1171 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Auckland
Twisting beer traditions for a good buzz sensation. Visit our Biergarten for a sprinkling of summer sunshine and relaxation.
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