AUCKLAND | Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen is an inner city brewery that does things differently than many breweries we’ve visited, its name deriving from the building’s former life as the factory of New Zealand clothing manufacturer, Ross & Glendining. At its core is the beer, which is brewed on site, but there’s also a huge bar, large open plan seating area for diners and those looking to watch live sports, large outdoor patio, various function spaces, and even a barber for those looking for a hair cut during lunch times and early evenings.
It’s a loud, vibrant place, and offers enough to attract even the non-beer lover. Those looking for something non-beer related to drink will find enough wines (mostly local), spirits and cocktails to keep them happy. For those who do want beer however, the brewery has a core range of approachable beers like a lager, session ale, and IPA, plus some seasonal and one-off brews for those wanting something a bit different.
Food is focused mainly around American bar favourites with occasional Kiwi twist like Applewood Smoked St Louis style pork ribs, jalapeno & bacon croquettes, and manuka smoked brisket. Along with the BBQ meat, pizzas and burgers are very popular here too.
Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen
7 Sale Street
Sun – Wed: 11:30am to 12:00am
Thu: 11:30pm to 1:00am
Fri – Sat: 11:30am to 3:00am