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Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

7 Sale St, Freemans Bay, Auckland City, New Zealand, 1010
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Mon – Sun, 11.30am – Late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

WORK HARD. IT’S WHAT WE DO AND WE DO IT WELL. IT’S NOT AN EASY JOURNEY, BUT WE DON’T DO IT ‘CAUSE IT’S EASY. WE DO IT ‘CAUSE IT’S HARD. LIKE OUR BOUTIQUE BREWERY. IT NEVER QUITS, RUNNING OUT FRESH, NEW BREWS AND HOPPED-UP BEERS. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. AND A CRAFTY KITCHEN. IT NEVER SLEEPS, CREATING HOME-MADE BBQ RUBS AND SMOKEHOUSE MEATS. KISSED BY FLAME AND LICKED BY SMOKE. WE’RE THE HARDEST WORKING BAR IN AUCKLAND, BRED ON BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS. WELCOME TO THE SWEAT SHOP.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

I will always make sure that my colleagues and friends visit Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen . Thanks a lot Mark and the bar crew for your kind and great hospitality . KR, Marcos Rivero

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Hi Marcos, many thanks for the kind words, makes all the hard work worth it! We look forward to hosting you again.

Responded On Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

A great restaurant with awesome staff. The food was excellent.Pretty good atmosphere and very close to the offices. Great place to chill and meetup with friends any day of the week. Highly recommended to all.

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Hi Phil, many thanks for the great feedback!! Really kind words there - will be sure to pass onto the staff. We look forward to hosting you again - SSBK

Responded On Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Great service, little disappointed we couldn’t have our drinks of choice after 10

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Love this place!

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Hey Kimi-Ora, yes glad you love ours!! So nice to hear :) see you again soon.

Responded On Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

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Hey Myron, cheers for ranking the aspects of our venue, glad to hear that our service was our best quality! We look forward to hosting you again.

Responded On Sunday, 19 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

I hired the velvet room for my 30th birthday on the weekend and it was such an awesome night! Theresa made everything so easy and the staff were so friendly and accommodating (Caoimhe - the bar tender, sorry think that was how her name was spelt was lovely) I had so many people tell me how nice the food was and how they would hire this venue in future. Thanks again for a wicked 30th (one I wish I had more memory of =P)

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Hey Lauren, thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad that you liked the venue and appreciate your recommendation to others. We look forward to hosting you again :)

Responded On Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We had a great night! Lots of space, great tunes and good vibe.

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Hey Zoe, thanks heaps for the review! Really glad you liked our venue, we look forward to hosting you again.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Great staff, simple and easy to deal with and amazing service.

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Hey Gina, thanks heaps for the review! Thanks for choosing us to host the hens night and all the best for the wedding - we look forward to hosting you again!

Responded On Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Great night, thanks for looking after us

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Hey Suzy - our pleasure! We look forward to hosting you again.

Responded On Wednesday, 08 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Really strange vibe the moment we arrived. We weren't welcomed in initially and I said I had a booking which they couldn't find on their list (luckily had a screenshot of the email confirmation). From there on we almost felt like we weren't welcomed in general. There was basically no one else in the restaurant and about 7-8 staff working, we had a staff member ask us were we ready to order the second we got the menu, and we said we needed another 2 - 3 minutes. No one came to take our order for a solid 10 minutes after that. Then the food was taking ages to arrive, but one of the staff offered a free drink which was appreciated. The food.. it wasn't the greatest. The wedges were the best overall but the burger my partner had was burnt, the patty was a lot smaller than the bun and had the weirdest unpleasant taste. My deep dish pizza was average as well, it looked amazing but the taste wasn't great at all. I'm not one to write reviews but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant based on our actual overall experience, not just one or two minor things. Really disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Loved my time here! :) Great place to hang out with friends!

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Hey Janaina Thanks so much for the review, really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Sorry you felt the value for $$ was where we fell short, will pass the feedback onto management! Many thanks - SSBK

Responded On Sunday, 29 July 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Great place to eat for larger groups :)

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Hey Erin, so glad you enjoyed our place! Cheers for the awesome review :)

Responded On Monday, 30 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Great food, service, atmosphere and music. Live band was great.

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Hey Danielle, thanks heaps for the kind words! So glad it was a great time and we hope to see you again.

Responded On Sunday, 29 July 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Staff were a little needy took plate away before I had finished didn’t ask. And stood to closely to the tables. Thought the beer/ drinks were expensive

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Hey Lee, thanks heaps for writing us a review. I've had a look on camera and can't see staff standing close to your table unless they're moving, but I am aware our tables in the restaurant are quite close together so that's probably why as there isn't much passageway - sorry about that, something for us to consider. Shame that your plate was taken before you finished - let us know next time as we'll leave it for you! R.e: pricing, our pricing is quite stock standard across the city but we are looking at renewing our beverage list so will be something we will consider! Many thanks

Responded On Friday, 20 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Had a great night. Only downside when booking was that I was told we were getting outside bar tables with heaters. I had requested 2 tables and of rhe 3 bar tables outside the 2 that were reserved for me did not have any heating.

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Hey Adhi Thanks for getting in touch. Apologies - there was a misunderstanding on our part here, the deck has heaters to warm the whole deck, we didn't realise that you were after a table directly under a heater. We'll be more careful when listening to booking requests! Many thanks

Responded On Monday, 16 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

The smoked brisket was to die for

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Hey Abbey, yes we agree! Definitely put it down to the 6 hours in the smoker :)

Responded On Monday, 16 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Love the music and the atmosphere such a great place to dine and enjoy the music only thing is the fries was a small bowl that wasn’t worth $9 however main meals were worth the $$...

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Hi Repeka, thanks heaps for writing us a review. Glad you liked the food/atmosphere but apologise that the serving size wasn't what you were expecting for the fries. I'll pass the feedback onto the chef! Many thanks

Responded On Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

The place was wonderful. Although it was not advertised to be child friendly, it had all the facilities to keep children entertained - drawings and table tennis table also all the brewing facilities on display. I didn't pay attention on whether or not there was a nappy changing place, but in comparison, many other places we've been to have much fewer facilities available. The food was really nice. For people that are into some good old American bbq style then this is definitely the place to go. The beer was real great too, I can tell because my husband is usually a very picky beer drinker but he was happy with the drink he got. However, there was just one detail maybe useful for owner(s): it's nice that food was served on metal plates, but in the mid of winter the food gets cold so quickly so maybe heating the plates up a bit fore serving could be good? Service was wonderful! Thank you!

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Hi Victoria, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We try to be accessible for everyone to enjoy our awesome venue so I'm glad that you agree - and yes we do have a changing table! I'll pass on the message to the chef about plates, usually they are warmed but perhaps a few were missed, will let him know! Many thanks and hope to see you again soon - maybe for a brewery tour? :)

Responded On Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

The food was amazing and we had a very friendly and efficient waitress! Will definitely be back!

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Hi Kate, thank you so much for such a lovely review! We hope to host you again soon :)

Responded On Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

We had such a good night last for my partner Curtis 30th Birthday!! The food was so on point not one single person complained! We were all well looked after and thr band Beat Council were awesome! :)

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Hi Simone, thank you so much for your review!!! The Beat Council plays every Friday so hope to see you again :)

Responded On Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Thanks to the team for hosting our meeting and looking after us Much Appreciated

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Hi Tony - many thanks, glad it was a good experience!

Responded On Friday, 22 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Theresa was amazing to deal with. Very professional, efficient, great at follow-up and follow through as well as most helpful. Her experience was greatly appreciated too. The lady who helped us on the night (can't remember her name sorry) was attentive, efficient, available and friendly. Cool venue, great music, yummy plentiful food - Baylee and her friends and family loved it too. Thanks so much Linden

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Hi Linden, so glad to hear it was a wonderful experience for you! Many thanks for sending us a great review, we look forward to hosting you again!!

Responded On Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Fantastic venue and service.

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Hey Michelle, thanks so much for such a great review, glad it was a good experience for you!

Responded On Friday, 22 June 2018
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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Great venue. Good music. Lovely gin and tonics and the food was awesome. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Been there twice Friday night and Saturday night I would say best to go on Friday. Food is amazing and good value for money. Excellent service . Reomended fir Friday nights Dj’s could be better

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Hey Vic, glad to hear you are a repeat visitor of ours! Our Fridays are epic - we agree, Saturdays are definitely turning up though and we have some brand new specials so I suggest you come back on a Saturday too! Cheers for the review, see you soon :)

Responded On Monday, 28 May 2018
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