The Beer Engine

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Thursday3:00 – 9:00 pm.

Friday3:00 – 10:00 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 10:00 pm.

Sunday12:00 – 7:00 pm.

31 Whitehouse Road, Tītahi Bay

Titahi Bay is turning out to be a thriving, buzzing corner of Porirua, and The Beer Engine might just be one of the venues to keep powering it forward.

The nifty little bar is one of the latest businesses to make its home on the old Titahi Bay mall site, helping turn it into a lively social hub. It brings plenty of character, too, with the eye-catching turquoise shopfront an indicator of what’s within. The fit out is “loosely steampunk” - steel pipes snake their way around the walls and ceilings, while arrays of gauges and spherical light bulbs add to the fun industrial feel.

If you’re wondering why it feels so welcoming despite this, it’s because a real sense of community and local spirit is also imbued into the smallest details - the tables and bar, for instance, are recycled floor timber from Kenepuru Hospital down the road. Much of the other furnishings are made from upcycled products, giving the place a neat, unpretentious feel.

The Beer Engine prides itself on mostly serving locally made goods. In addition to the top beers from some of the best breweries around Aotearoa, here you’ll find outstanding wines from smaller producers along with locally crafted spirits from Wellington through to Kapiti. It’s a great place to grab a bite, too - the menu is compact but offers some tempting food to go with your drink, whether it’s a classic hotdog or a hearty curry and roti. 

With a beautiful beach right on its doorstep, The Beer Engine is a fantastic spot to stop by, refresh, and recharge. Bring the dog, your kids, your mates - everyone’s invited.

Words by John Son & Photography by Anna Briggs

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31 Whitehouse Road, Tītahi Bay

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