9 March 2011
tyler st garage
Story by Claire Sullivan
Photography by Anna Kidman
The new addition to Auckland’s Britomart Precinct adds some welcome heat.
It’s getting hot down here. The Britomart precinct continues to add allure to the previously lagging downtown Auckland scene. The recently opened Tyler St Garage is the best of the new entrants with its cool industrial interior conceived by designers Kirsty Mitchell and Tim Dorrington, slick food and beverage offerings by host Brendan Turner, and the overall well executed aesthetic produced by the branding team at Shine – Tyler St Garage has been appointed our official local.
Industrial detailing such as raw steel trusses, and exposed brass pipes celebrate the space’s gritty heritage as a car parking garage. Beer is served in old school enamel coated pitchers, and cocktails in jam jars. And, as we’ve noted in our Dish of the Week column, their bar snacks are second to none.
Its piéce de résistance is the roof top terrace. A small intimate space with its own bar affords excellent views of the activities of the downtown part area – and an excellent spot to catch the afternoon sun.
Tyler St Garage
120 Quay Street
(09) 300 5279www.tylerstreetgarage.co.nz