Cuisine: American Burgers & Grill, Pizza, Street Food
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Located in Auckland’s buzzing Victoria Quadrant, say g’day to your next favourite hangout.

This trendy spot is your local brew and street eats champion, boasting plenty of urban cool. Sweat Shop packs a bustling bar and one of the largest outdoor decks in Auckland, serving award-winning craft beer brewed right here on-site.

Sweat Shop's unique street eats menu is set to satisfy your cravings day or night; ranging from peckish plates complete with brisket spring rolls and fish and chip cones, to smoked meat platters from their in-house smokehouse, juicy burgers and freshly made pizzas or salads.

Soak in views of the Sky Tower, sharpen up with their in-house barber at the Sweat Shop Barber Shop, or dabble with the good stuff at Rosie’s Cocktail Corner. Get around it for one of the best Friday nights to be had in the city, with Auckland's favourite 'The Beat Council' gracing the stage every weekend.

We'll see you there!

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Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen
7 Sale St
Freemans Bay, Auckland 1010

Open Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30am - 10pm
Thu 11:30am - 11pm
Fri - Sat 11:30am - 2am

Phone: 09-307 8148
Website: joylab.co.nz/sweat-shop

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Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: American Burgers & Grill, Pizza, Street Food
Mains: $15 - $25

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Aniva-storm Feau

What an awesome way to spend a Thursday! Also, such a cool concept and also having a 2 hour time slot meant that I was still able to get home at a reasonable hour which is a bonus!

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Erica Luk

Awesome service - loved the booths
Food was very delicious

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Ciaran Lavelle

Brilliant service and the food was spot on. The manager was very attentive to me and my friends needs. After dinner tea really hot the spot too

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This place was amazing! Such a fantastic experience. The decor and atmosphere was so enjoyable. We both enjoyed our food and although the place got quite busy the staff did an excellent job keeping on top of everything. I will be returning here next time I visit Auckland!

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Love the selection of beer and great venue. Perfect for a casual relaxing dinner

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Love this place. Food is amazing, service and staff second to none. Highly recommend

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Food was superb and the atmosphere was perfect loved it

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Sue Ballantyne

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen is such a cool restaurant/bar. Great menu and friendly staff. Can recommend the pork belly bites and the big meat platter! Will definitely go back here. Thanks First Table!

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Sharon Chan

Rainy day yesterday and all I need was comfort food. What I mean by this is...FEAST TIME!

Did my last minute booking through First Table (my fav)

We got the Mega Smokehouse Platter coz smoked meat is Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen"s signature item!

Well...here I go listing whats in the platter:
//48hr smoked beef brisket - super juicy and for some reason it tasted like corned beef!
//½ rack pork ribs - Mannnn...you can pull the meat apart easily! My boyfriend usually dislike eating ribs but he said it was his favourite in the platter!
//pork belly - the menu said pulled pork but we got pork belly instead which I prefer too! Just a ted overcooked but the layer of fat did its justice.
//smoked chicken - very smoky and soft
//beer mustard, onion jam, blue cheese mayo - three variety of sauces
//house slaw - thank goodness it wasnt a mayo slaw! The slaw used vinagarette dressing and it defintiely helped me with digesting the food
//hoppy flatbreads - a thin slice of bread where I can put ma meat and vege on

I would definitely recommend you to try this place and order their smokehouse meat with a few beers!

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Wendy A

The service here was second to none - seated immediately and made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. You might think that's a weird thing to point out but we had been a place the day before that did none of those things so it was noted. The food options were plentiful for our group (we had a vegetarian and pescatarian in the party) and delicious! We tried a number of options and they did not disappoint. If you are in 2 minds about whether to try I say give it and a go and am pretty sure you won't be disappointed!

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Sara Hosking

Sweat Shop taste bud heaven!!!
The food is delicious!!! We tried almost all of the peckish plates and loved every single bite. The range of sauces that came with our plates were all divine!
Full, happy tummies all round!
We also ordered cocktails- YUM. When mine arrived it appeared small but my gosh it packed a punch and it was yummy, yummy, yummy!
Service was top notch as well.
Highly recommend!
Just what we needed for our anniversary celebration :)

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The food was good and the proportions were generous but the service wasnt very good. We never received cutlery or napkins and had to get the attention of the servers to get any additional drinks. The restaurant wasnt even very busy.the food runner was friendly and gave good service.

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Aniva-storm Feau

What an awesome way to spend a Thursday! Also, such a cool concept and also having a 2 hour time slot meant that I was still able to get home at a reasonable hour which is a bonus!

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Cam Langsford

Great food, great people and a cool fit out. Will be back for sure.

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Rhiannon Hughes

Great spot for a drink and a quick bite

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Sarah Moore

Amazing food and service! Super quick but delicious.

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Casey Stark-Allen

We absolutely enjoyed the atmosphere the food and the service.

Being previously, lunch time is a lot more relaxed and quieter making the atmosphere more enjoyable. It did however take a significantly long time for the food to come out once ordered! When it did arrive it was delicious.

Definitely will be back again to try more menu items and beers!

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Absolutely lovely as usual, thank you

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Cool place, really great service, and the food was tasty. Got the big meat platter to share, and was more than enough for two people - great value!

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Annabelle Rose

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Erica Luk

Awesome service - loved the booths
Food was very delicious

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Tamara McConnell

Really cool atmosphere and great service! Would highly recommend the buttermilk chicken and pork flatbread, wasn’t as impressed with the pizza but the rest of the food was absolutely delish!!

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Ciaran Lavelle

Brilliant service and the food was spot on. The manager was very attentive to me and my friends needs. After dinner tea really hot the spot too

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This place was amazing! Such a fantastic experience. The decor and atmosphere was so enjoyable. We both enjoyed our food and although the place got quite busy the staff did an excellent job keeping on top of everything. I will be returning here next time I visit Auckland!

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Good fish and chips. $10 pizzas taste good.

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Love the selection of beer and great venue. Perfect for a casual relaxing dinner

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Love this place. Food is amazing, service and staff second to none. Highly recommend

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Food was superb and the atmosphere was perfect loved it

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Food great
Staff great
Great and easy evening out

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Angel Riley

We really enjoyed the setting at Sweatshop. Nice vibe, great location, lots of different spaces to hang out in. Food was good but service was non existent. The server took our initial food and drink order, brought the food and drinks and we literally didn't see him again until we left and paid.

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Laura Smith

Very bar food style! Which of course was expected. Service was ok however did enjoy ourselves there. Great atmosphere in there

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Sue Ballantyne

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen is such a cool restaurant/bar. Great menu and friendly staff. Can recommend the pork belly bites and the big meat platter! Will definitely go back here. Thanks First Table!

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Livia Krstić

Very enjoyable experience. Great food and attentive service. Would recommend to others.

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Food and service was A+, I wish I knew how big the servings were before ordering 1 platter each.

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Heather Hodgkinson

Fantastic venue. Great food and great service. Sunday visit was very quiet, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Marichu Tira

Food was really great. Love the BBQ pork rib and fried chicken with spicy dip. Ambiance was cool and cozy. Will definitely come back to dine again .

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Awesome food and great place for a lunch on a friday

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Sharon Chan

Rainy day yesterday and all I need was comfort food. What I mean by this is...FEAST TIME!

Did my last minute booking through First Table (my fav)

We got the Mega Smokehouse Platter coz smoked meat is Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen"s signature item!

Well...here I go listing whats in the platter:
//48hr smoked beef brisket - super juicy and for some reason it tasted like corned beef!
//½ rack pork ribs - Mannnn...you can pull the meat apart easily! My boyfriend usually dislike eating ribs but he said it was his favourite in the platter!
//pork belly - the menu said pulled pork but we got pork belly instead which I prefer too! Just a ted overcooked but the layer of fat did its justice.
//smoked chicken - very smoky and soft
//beer mustard, onion jam, blue cheese mayo - three variety of sauces
//house slaw - thank goodness it wasnt a mayo slaw! The slaw used vinagarette dressing and it defintiely helped me with digesting the food
//hoppy flatbreads - a thin slice of bread where I can put ma meat and vege on

I would definitely recommend you to try this place and order their smokehouse meat with a few beers!

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Great Food, big portions, lovely staff! will definitely be back :)

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Mel Memea

Cozy booth to sit in which was good as the place is huge and was empty unlike weekends (this was Mon night) .nice lighting..friendly staff...got two platters with a nice variety of meats/seafood and it was too much for the 3 of us....would definitely go again....

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Jennifer Tseng

Food was delicious and was such a lovely sunny day really amplified the atmosphere outdoors. The interior decor was also very cute.

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Matthew Christensen

Loved it

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What an awesome dining experience we had at sweatshop brew bar! The food was amazing and the kids loved it as much as we did. A great atmosphere with friendly service. We highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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Excellent food, great menu. Restaurant was loud but we really enjoyed our experience.

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Niki Reid

Lovely date night out. Excellent service, great food. The meat platter was delicious and more than enough for two of us, with still enough room for dessert! The lamingtons dessert was particularly good!

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Sara Yacoub

Great service - very friendly staff! Food was pretty good - the buttermilk chicken was fabulous.

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Jacinda Kirtlan

Great food and service.

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The food was lovely, and the service was even better. Will be back again for sure!

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Service, food and atmosphere was second to none. An awesome place for dinner and a few drinks and knowing you're not going to be rushed out the door when you've finished.

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Tele Savaiinaea

Food portion was huge but definitely enjoyed it.

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Jessica Kelly Rule

Yummy Scrummy food and excellent service. Will definitely be back!

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Laura Moffatt

Highly recommend the platters – literally everything on it was super delicious. We'll definitely be back!

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Wowzer! This place is accurately named! Because you sure do work up a sweat trying to get through all the delicious items on their menu! My partner and I went for lunch and had terrible trouble deciding what exactly on the menu to get because it all sounded amazing! Having eyes bigger than our stomachs we ordered a large selection of their menu, the brisket spring rolls were a standout, so were the grit sticks and lamington sandwiches. We waddled out happily over full, working up a sweat trying to fit all the food in. Already planning when we can go back. Yum!

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Annalise Wood

Service was a bit slow to wake up to our presence but it didn't create a bad experience as the food was amazing and the environment was cosy. Would definitely go back for the food!

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Lily Sanford

This place is awesome!! We're not massive fans of rowdy places for dinner but getting in early was the dream!! Not too loud and the food was legit. Keen to come back and definitely recommend it!

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Cool dining booths and nice food. Despite being a bar, the restaurant area wasn't too loud. The pizzas and cheeseburger were delicious, and the dessert pizza was a nice treat.

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My partner and I dined here on Saturday at 6pm. This was a perfect time to eat as it was quiet and we were served our food fast. We ordered a pepperoni pizza, buttermilk chicken and chips to share. We loved everything! The one critique I’d make is that the pepperoni was very strong and salty which took away from how nice the rest of the pizza was. All in all a great place for diner and we will be going back.

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Alanna Molloy

Great service, very fast friendly and accommodating. Very nice food.

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Kaye Bird

Great spot and lovely food! We will go back for sure!

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Christian Abboud

Good food especially the briskets and great friendly service!

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Shay Naiki

My group Really enjoyed our experience. The food was fantastic, the service was awesome and the staff were amazing. Definitely recommend.

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