AUCKLAND | 16 Tun is one of Auckland’s best craft beer bars, with up to 100 different beers on offer at any given time across its 19 taps and fridges. 16 Tun prides itself on being a ‘Free House’, which means that there aren’t any tap contracts here and the venue is able to put on whatever beers it wants. The result for customers is that there’s a real diversity to the different kinds of beers and brewers showcased.
The venue is dark, modern and moody, with extensive wood furnishings and finishes complimented by flourishes of steel and copper. Large bi-fold windows get a workout during the summer to make the most of the warmer days by opening up the space. There’s something for everyone on the taps, with local beers from breweries like Epic, Deep Creek, 8 Wired, Garage Project, Behemoth, and Hallertau being the primary focus. If you don’t know where to start, the knowledgeable staff will happily talk through what’s on offer and try to find something that matches your tastes. If you want to try a few things, tasting paddles of 4, 6, or 8 beers are offered.
For those who don’t want beer, 16 Tun offers an impressive selection of single malt whiskeys, along with 12 or so local wines. Food is elevated pub grub like fish & chips, Ruakaka Paua fritters, pulled pork sliders, kumara chips, hot wings and the like. It’s all tasty stuff that goes well with the fantastic drinks.
10-26 Jellicoe Street
Telephone: 09 368 7712
Sun – Tue: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Wed – Thu: 11:30pm to 11:30pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30am to 12:00am