1. Dogs Bollix
2 Newton Rd, Newton. Ph (09) 376 4600.
An easy pub to get to following dinner on Ponsonby Rd, Dogs Bollix often has great live music, too.
101-103 Customs St West, Auckland CBD. Ph (09) 363 2106.
Enjoy the atmosphere of Auckland's waterfront from the outside seating area - and try some homemade Irish cuisine while you're at it.
3. The Clare Inn
274-8 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden. Ph (09) 623 8233.
Loved by many for its authenticity and great food, this roomy pub is also just five minutes from Eden Park. (So, pre-match drinks, post-match drinks, or both.)
4. O'Carroll's Freehouse
10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD. Ph (09) 300 7117.
Specialising in craft beer, O'Carrolls offers a selection of bites to eat and a popular happy hour on Thursdays and Saturdays, 5-7pm.
5. Horse & Trap Tavern
3 Enfield St, Mt Eden. Ph (09) 630 3055
The friendly Horse & Trap is offering "Pint & Pizza" or "Pinot & Pizza" for just $15 - and kids eat for free on Saturdays. Check out their popular Tuesday quiz night, too. 2