Funk Estate Fillery
Thursday3:00 – 7:00 pm.
Friday2:00 – 7:00 pm.
Saturday2:00 – 7:00 pm.
Sunday2:00 – 6:00 pm.
124 Vivian Street
A utilitarian space that looks as tasty as the beers they serve, Funk Estate Fillery is located in the heart of Te Aro serving their signature brews by the can, pack or flagon. The fitout was completed in record time after the neighbouring shop downsized, and a few days later was open for business with its chipboard-lined walls and counter. The end result is eye-catching and a welcome change from the cookie-cutter interiors we’re so used to.
The back half of the shop is all chiller, a giant walk-in number keeping the kegs and backup supply cool. In the front are the retail fridges where customers can browse the range in can form or sample the beers on offer straight from one of the nine taps.
It’s a bright and welcoming place with good tunes to provide the atmosphere and good yarns from co-owner Dylan making you feel welcome. Naturally, the bench seat in the window is propped up on a couple of kegs and Monstera plants fore and aft add a little softness.
The fillery is open daily and accepts BYO vessels for the sustainably minded, or you can purchase a reusable 1L glass bottle featuring the Funk Estate logo if you’re looking to step up you beer game and make chums envious.
Pop in for a taster or two (it’s always better to try before you buy) and peruse the embroidered merch on display. Now you can drink good beer and look good doing it.
Words by Zack Holmes & Photography by Anna Briggs
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