The Brother's Brewery and Juke Joint
Nothing says lazy summertime evenings more than cold beer and well-cooked barbecue. For a nation that breeds and farms some of the finest beef and lamb in the world, it’s quite odd that it’s taken Southern American barbecue so long to establish a toehold in New Zealand. When the outdoor courtyard — admittedly with fake grass, but you are in the middle of the city — is bathed in sunshine, you’ve got a fresh beer from the Brother’s brewery and you’re tucking into some brisket with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese and collard greens, you realise that life isn’t half good. Barbecue joints that are connected to breweries should be compulsory in all major cities and towns.