Tuesday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Wednesday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Thursday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Friday3:00 – 10:00 pm.
Saturday2:00 – 10:00 pm.
Sunday2:00 – 7:00 pm.
264a Cuba Street, Te Aro
020 443 9329
Pastel power is the name of the game at Heyday, where craft beer meets crafty design, and you can bring your dogs, dates, mates and little ones to this brew pub that encourages inclusivity in every sense.
Owner/operator partners Hamish and Hannah spent some time in the States before coming home to ‘do something they love’, and with a background in building and graphic design respectively, they (along with their brewing team) had the perfect set of skills to set up something new in Cuba Street. A former car-battery garage, there’s plenty of space meaning the team had room to put both their brewery and pub all under one roof, and what’s better than drinking your beer while in the background the next batch of hops is slowly brewed into the next big thing?
The point behind the pastel is that they wanted everyone to feel at home – and keen to move away from the mahogany and masculinity of many of the bars they visited while in the USA, Hannah and Hamish decided to team their beer with a fresh, playful new look that hadn’t been seen before. So don’t be surprised to walk in and see a table of middle-aged men sitting around on bright pink stools having a great time. As Hannah and Hamish point out, ‘if the beer tastes great, they’ll come in.’
It’s not like drinking local brewed craft beer is boring, but if you do need something to keep you entertained whilst you sip, there’s corn hole, table tennis, colouring in or plenty of boardgames to act as ice breakers. Popular demand sees some of Heydays brews enjoying a comeback, but mostly things are on a new rotational basis here, with the aim to get you drinking new, exciting beers, so you’re out of luck if you’re a diehard creature of habit.
Coming in to takeaway? Fill up one of Heyday’s flagons and enjoy the brew from your own couch, although the epic menu of burgers, salads, shared plates and platters is likely to make you want to stay.
Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs
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