Article: First Look: 16 Tun

The name might be inspired by a classic country and western drinking song (“You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt”), but 16 Tun is not your everyday swill-house. Tucked into a space beneath the ASB HQ in North Wharf, the interior is a mix of rough woodwork and lots of glowing copper, like being inside a giant brew kettle. Behind the bar, you’ll find more than 50 of New Zealand’s best beers in the fridge, and another 10 on tap.