An update to my earlier review - Sunday Karaoke has been cancelled due to smaller numbers of people attending. This still remains a popular boutique bar, and is still a great place to enjoy a beverage with friends and a light meal option.
This small bar, nestled in a group of shops with its very own bus stop in Pt Chevalier, offers a lot of fun for locals. One of the highlights here is the regular Sunday Karaoke session, which starts about 530pm and attracts some of Auckland's best karaoke singers. Other nights you'll find sports tv playing, or sometimes other entertainment.
Bar prices are pretty standard here, with a ginger beer at $5, a glass of wine about $6-$8, and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc at about $30. There are pokie machines available should you wish to try your luck - you might win some dollars to pay for your drinks.
Food here is nice, but I personally find it a little expensive. Garlic bread is only $4 a portion however, and is good value. Typical meals are $20+, which is hard to stomach when nearby fast food venues (KFC, Mc Donalds, and a takeaway) can all feed you for about $7 per head. Still, the bar has its own ambience, and you might find yourself willing to purchase the food regardless of price, especially if you're drinking.
It's a nice cosy English-style pub, great for afternoon drinks with friends. There's an indoor area for dining and drinking, and a smaller outside area for those who like fresh air, or wish to smoke.