‘THE LOCAL TO THE LOCALS SINCE 1885’
Welcome to The Birdcage Tavern
HISTORIC AUCKLAND TAVERN, SPORTS BAR & FUNCTIONS VENUE
The hotel was designed by Edward Mahoney & Sons, who designed many of Aucklands early hotels, as well as St Patricks Cathedral.
Back in the day patrons could reach the hotel by road or water, as it originally sat on the Freemans Bay shoreline. The reclamation of the old bay was completed in 1901, and Victoria Park was created on most of the resulting flat area. The building is now owned by NZTA, who in 2010, famously moved all 740 tonnes, 40 metres in a painstaking process to make way for the Victoria Park tunnel project.
The tavern today is a designated heritage building and is regarded as being one of Aucklands top Gastro pubs. Beautifully restored to its former glory as a neighbourhood tavern under the stewardship of publican Phil Houston, it is a popular functions venue with a large north facing beer garden, serving excellent pub meals complemented by a great selection of NZ craft beers and wines, conveniently located within walking distance from Aucklands Sky Tower, Wynyard Quarter and Ponsonby Rd.
‘ THE LOCAL TO THE LOCALS SINCE 1885 ‘
Seaneen2017 / Stirling Canada
TRIP ADVISOR / March 2018
TRIP ADVISOR / February 2018
K R DIXON / New Zealand
ZOMATO / February 2018
catch up with my friends here few days ago. Nice ambiance and cozy feeling. Good place for together and family gathering or romantic dinner.
Recommended – Fish and chips. Must try – Daily special..”
Larsan Manazes / New Zealand
ZOMATO / March 2018
TRIP ADVISOR / December 2017