The Barrel Inn Cockle Bay Guide

The Barrel Inn is a bar, restaurant and local pokies gaming lounge located at 15 Cook St, Cockle Bay, Howick, Auckland 2014, New Zealand. It is one of those hidden gems that can offer you a authentic taste of what it feels like to be in Ireland.

The bar is known to get lively on Thursday nights, provide really good breakfast and lunch meals, and is also a great place to watch the latest in sports on the large High-Definition flat screen TV’s. There are live music events on Fridays and quiz nights every Wednesday night and also 9 pokies machines available for people who are feeling a little lucky.

Food Menu and Drinks atΒ The Barrel Inn Cockle Bay.

From a chicken burger that is delish to a steak and Guinness pie, the Barrel Inn a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon while enjoying a great meal and few brews. The food menu is divided into three sections, the main menu, the breakfast menu, and the lunch menu.

The main menu consists of mains such as char-grilled beef burger, chicken burger, open steak sandwich, seafood chowder, fish of the day, beer battered fish & chips, tandoori chicken salad, chicken Ceasar salad, curry of the day, stuffed chicken thigh, pasta of the day, steak & Guinness pie, roasted lamb rump, crispy skin pork belly, wild pork sausages, chargrilled rump steak, and the seared venison Denver leg is a must try.

There is also a list of snacks from the main menu such as garlic bread, beer battered fries, bruschetta of the day, seasoned wedges, prawn cocktail, beer battered onion rings, salt & pepper squid, crispy fried chicken wings, mac & cheese croquettes, and vegetarian nachos.

The main menu also has a few tasty desserts such as warm apple pie, cheesecake of the day, ice cream sundae, and several dessert specials for the sweet tooths.

A lovely breakfast menu consists of a decent selection of ‘wake me up’ morning meals. These include eggs on toast, bacon & eggs, sausages, eggs & hash, eggs benedict, brioche French toast, brunch style omelet, double barrel breakfast, and a few optional extras.

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Mains Menu Sample.

Snacks & Desserts Menu Sample.

Food Menu Special Deals.

The lunch menu has a small list of 15 dollar meals. These include prawn/beef Thai salad, chicken melt, and crispy chicken wrap.

There is a triple treat special every Monday and Tuesday for the main dessert, the glass of house wine or beer. On Thursdays, there is a steak special on the Angus scotch steak meal which comes with a glass of wine and on Sunday, there is a terrific special on the small and large roast meals. **All specials subject to change**

Nice Drinks List Offered.

The beverages menu has a good variety of drinks such as wines, tap beer, bottled beer, cocktails, and several non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.

The Best Local Pokies & TAB inΒ Cockle Bay, Howick.

The Barrel Inn is your go-to venue in Cockle Bay, Howick for some pokies entertainment or a TAB bet. They have 9 of the best pokie machines available to have a spin and win on.

Events and Happenings.

The Barrel Inn holds several live music events every Friday night. From these events, you’ll get a chance to see some of the most talented bands and musicians perform live on stage as you sip on a cold one or two. There are also quiz nights held every Wednesday where you and a few others will get a chance to test your wits against other groups of boffins like yourself.


The Barrel Inn is a good place to enjoy a wide range of Irish beers and delicious pub food at a reasonable price. The atmosphere feels warm and relaxing and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. It’s a great place to start off your weekend as you catch a few games on the large high-definition flat screen TV together with friends or colleagues.

Opening hours

7 days from 10am to late


Phone 9-535 5540


Map and address

Barrel Inn
15 Cook St, Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014, New Zealand

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