About Takapuna Bar

Owned by Locals, For Locals


Takapuna Bar has been a favourite for years with locals enjoying a relaxing atmosphere and drinks that are fairly priced - a rare find on the North Shore nowadays.


Located on a busy corner in Takapuna, it’s the ideal meeting spot to grab a quick drink before dinner, skive off work early with your workmates or simply sit back and watch the world go by. Sip on a brew in our ground floor bar or chill out in our courtyard with outdoor seating in the sun or under some pretty cute fairy lights when night falls.


Between our events and special discounts, the bar is always buzzing with something happening but if you fancy hosting a private function, we can help you out with a range of services.


Great outdoor area, awesome friendly service, honest prices and weekly events, what more could you want!

Meet Al, the owner 

Takapuna Bar is owned and operated by family man Alistair Davidson.



Having moved to the Shore at age one, Al attended Hauraki and Devonport Primary Schools, Belmont Intermediate School and Takapuna Grammar School. His Dad was a passionate member of the Takapuna Lions, he also owned the local Hammer Hardware in Hauraki Corner for a number of years.


Al is all about sipping on a cold one while catching up with friends and he’s designed Takapuna Bar around this philosophy and created a bar that is the perfect meeting spot to catch up with friends while enjoying a brew.


“It’s the place to be in Takapuna, whether you’re swinging by after a day at the beach or quenching your thirst after a day of shopping or just meeting up with some mates for some banter. We pride ourselves on serving up honest brews at honest, affordable prices. Everyone is welcome at Takapuna Bar, so bring your mates or come down and make new ones while you enjoy a cold drink of your choice.”