The legendary Shakespeare Hotel
Photo by Brian McDonnell, 2017

Fully booked Ponsonby presents: From 6 O'Clock swill to quiz night

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Thursday 4 October, 6.30pm-8pm


Leys Institute Library

20 St Marys Rd, Ponsonby

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Event details

It's over 50 years since the legendary '6 o'clock swill' ended for Auckland pub-goers.

Brian McDonnell presents an illustrated talk that celebrates the rich heritage of pubs in the central city and inner suburbs, some still standing and some long gone but not forgotten.

Hear about the Irish-Catholic architectural family business of Mahoney and Son, who designed many of the old Victorian pubs in Auckland, and the Jewish Myers family, noted pioneers of brewing.

Brought to you by I Love Ponsonby

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