Catch the game and a pint – Auckland Beer Week is here, so if you’ve scheduled cosy nights in then you’d better rethink your plans.

The Society of Beer Advocates (yes, that is an official thing) presents Auckland Beer Week, an event that celebrates craft beer and cider around our city. The society’s mantra is ‘Beer for all the right reasons’, so in the pursuit of hoppiness, here are five haunts perfect for watching the tour whilst washing it down with a cold one.

Ostro

Crank it up a classy notch at Seafarers Members’ Club Level 6 where all matches will be screened live. The game space will be open an hour before each game for pre-drinks, but if you decide to head in earlier, then The Deck at Ostro is just the place.

Brew on Quay

This convivial haunt features a wide selection of craft brews and an eclectic food menu. Brew on Quay will screen all matches. Look out for its ever-evolving beer list, where you could try a new drop as your watch each and every game.

The Chamberlain

Head to The Chamberlain, the newest bar on the block where there are 14 beers on tap that rotate weekly. With a huge screen, and old boys’ pub fit-out with a modern twist, this is a perfect place to catch the tour.

The Britomart Country Club

Britomart Country Club’s cool and casual vibe will set the mood just right for game day. BCC will screen all games, with beers by the bottle and on tap; this is the place to take your bros for a brew.

Northern Steamship Co. Brew Bar

The Northern Steamship Co. Brewbar will screen all games live on four screens. With no entry fee, this bar is a great place to park up before, during and after the game with a great menu to accompany a beer.

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