The Institution

MondayClosed.

Tuesday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Wednesday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Thursday4:00 – 11:00 pm.

Friday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Saturday2:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Sunday2:00 – 10:00 pm.

28 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

The Institution is a petite gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled amongst a number of neat establishments on the historical New Regent Street, this intimate bar specialises in craft beer and killer cocktails. Their five taps offer an ever-changing selection of the good stuff made with love by small local breweries. Beer flights are available for those who like to taste a good range of different brews.

The cocktail list is filled with delicious creations with inventive titles keeping in theme with the name of the establishment. There’s the likes of ‘Doctors Orders’ and ‘Teacher’s Pet’ to name a few. Even the fit out here works into the idea of different institutions with the benches originally standing proud in a church in Akaroa and tables and walls painted with black board paint (yes, they do supply chalk & encourage you to set your creativity free).

Popular with locals and visitors alike, this is a perfect spot to have a chat, meet people and share some laughs over a great pint. Priding itself on friendly staff and an unpretentious vibe, you can rest assured you’ll be well looked after at The Institution.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

28 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

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