AUCKLAND| Brew On Quay is one of the more grand looking craft beer spots in Auckland, housed in a 1903 building that was once home to the head office of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company (that’s Chelsea Sugar these days). Walk inside the historic building and you’re greeted with an exposed brick space that splits into several zones, including one impressive area with a chandelier, large couches and fancy mirrors.
On to the most important thing though, and that’s the drinks menu. The beer list features over 100 beers, along with a decent wine, spirits, and cocktail list. There’s a rotating selection of 10 beers on tap, while the remainder of the list is in refrigerated bottles. The taps feature a good spread of styles, including a rotating beer on hand pump, and are well suited to those looking to see what craft beer is all about. Seasoned craft beer fans will be more interested by what’s in the bottles.
Food features a sort of greatest hits from around the world – Buffalo wings, tempura prawns, nachos, Vietnamese salad, along with pub classics like burgers, pies and fish & chips. It’s not going to win any awards, but it’s all perfectly acceptable and hits the spot.
Being close to the Vector Arena makes Brew On Quay a great pre or post gig venue, and live music and sports on TV, also help to make this place that sits somewhere between and old school pub and the more modern craft beer spots that are popping up around town.
Brew On Quay
102 Quay Street
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 10:30pm