10 Vulcan Lane
(09) 300 7117
First timer friendly: No
But was it a pub? Yes
Truly, I was not intending on my third pub in 2 days, I swear. But, as I found out, on a Monday night Auckland restaurants are closed relatively early and there were some slim pickings come 8:30PM when my train got back into downtown. Not wanting to miss dinner, I cut into an alley with some restaurants to see what I could find.
While not particularly friendly, the bar tender was nice once I force some conversation as I ordered. I got the feeling that this area is primarily a tourist spot, so you don’t really tend to see “regulars.” Despite not being particularly friendly, I loved this place and think it would be an AWESOME spot to go with some friends. They specialize in a lot of the craft beers in the area and the IPA from EPIC did not disappoint. I ordered a quesadilla and while not what I would have expected, it was delicious. I got to relax, watch some golf, and people watch all of the passer-bys in the alley so overall it was a great experience.