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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Good selection of tap beers service OK not any smiles but efficient tried the sour beer not bad and a couple of IPAs would definitely go back reasonably priced

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2021

Amazing service. Cocktails made based on things we liked. I would say best hospo service iv ever recieved ..genuinely friendly knowledgeable bar tender who was super friendly but no over the top.Lovely guy and his cocktails were out of this world.Lovely spot with a super...chill and friendly atmosphere that I havnt felt anywhere in Chch. Very impressed with the place specifically and the surrounding area. Blankets were available and candles lit on the table as the sun went down. Highly recommend giving it a try!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

Wonderful wee spot, welcomed us with blankets and hot water bottles as we were sitting outside enjoying the scenery. Good fine good food good vibes

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

This place is bonkers. The upstairs bar has the approximate dimensions of a double garage but tons of character. I could sit here and enjoy my beer all day…unfortunately their craft beer tap range is (understandably) limited by the space available. Love this place!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

Brilliant little place. Nice selection of beverages, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a really nice relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing you again in... six months or so ;)

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent selection of beers and cocktails with a knowledgeable and friendly staff that makes for an easy and lovely night out.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

We ended up frequenting the Institution three times during our stay in Christchurch! We loved the feel of the place. It is a centrally located, small bar offering craft beers (which you can sample before you buy) as well as cocktails (which looked very good...although we stuck with the beer). We had a couple of bar snacks which were also good. Customers are encouraged to draw on the chalkboard walls and packs of playing cards are on the tables should you get bored with your partner's conversation!! The staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks guys!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

Attracted by the Craft Beer sign, we ventured upstairs to a stylish and friendly bar. The beer was interesting and the guys behind the bar were friendly and helpful. The chalk boards on the walls were a source of fascination and the classic rock music...in the background added to a very pleasant post meal pint.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

Dropped in for a drink and really enjoyed the beer on offer. Nice friendly staff wo talked through different beers available.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

If you are into craft beer, then this is for you. A very eclectic experience with the ordering and conversation of a choice of six beer styles on tap and many more in bottles. Wines and cocktails are presented to those requiring something different. Whilst...a little expensive, you are receiving rare crafties, a keg at a time; being replaced by something different at its end. The staff are very welcoming and are a wealth of knowledge of local brews. Sit at the chalkboard walls or sit on a lounge outside and watch the people, and the trams roll on by.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

This is a very cool little bar. I popped in recently to find that it had been renovated a touch. Staff is very friendly and knowledgable and the selection of beer is very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

The staff were awesome as were the drinks. They had good knowledge of the products they were selling, gave tasters and offered to change drinks if they were not what was expected. Sitting outside on a couch in New Regent St, cocktail in hand. Great...way to end a dayMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

This place in a nice way is a bit of a dive. We were upstairs and is pretty small. Friendly service from Wil and Oscar. The local IPA was smart. We ordered fries, there is no kitchen and the boys fire up the air fryer,...surprisingly were OK. Had a chat to the owner Cat on the way out. A unique place and very much worth a visit for its funkiness.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing service from Oscar the great. Cocktails were second to none. Excellent atmosphere. If you enjoy happiness and smiling, attend this establishment. 14/8 would travel back to New Zealand to visit this bar.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

An absolute gem of a bar. Totally friendly and knowledgeable bar staff who can recommend "off-google" restaurant recommendations as well as a thorough knowledge of what they sell. Love this place and will always try to come back when in NZ.

Date of visit: January 2020
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The Institution Craft Beer & Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5