NZ’s Leading Irish and Gastro Pub Operator.

The Better Bar Company is New Zealand’s leading Irish and Gastro Pub Operator. From humble beginnings with a couple of Irish Pubs in the Viaduct the group has grown to 8 sites across Auckland.


We pride ourselves on being your local wherever you are; a place you can have a few pints (or a cheeky red), some great tucka, a bit of banter with your bar tender and a great night out! We’re the place you go with your mates (or your Mrs) to share some laughs, watch the game and satisfy your hunger with some hearty pub food.


Mostly we are a hospitality business and its our job to make you feel welcome and at home so we hope to see you for a drink soon.


Check out our latest opening The Cav reviewed here by VIVA.

The Cav is a Ponsonby institution for everything from an upmarket lunch and dinner venue, through to a great place to meet for a couple of relaxing beers or a glass of wine or two.

Situated in the heart of Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Harbour, O’Hagans Irish Pub is the perfect example of a traditional Irish Pub. With charm and warmth abundant, O’Hagans is about as authentic as it gets. Whether you’re relaxing with a pint of Guinness, or tucking in to some delicious Irish cuisine, the Auckland waterfront atmosphere is second to none.

Doolan Brothers are Auckland’s quintessential Irish pubs. Stretched across four corners of the city’s suburbs, the Lynfield, Newmarket, Botany & Ellerslie locations ooze authenticity and tradition and as part of the wider group of 6 Irish Pubs, ‘Doolans’ offers Auckland’s premiere Irish pub, food and entertainment experience.

Auckland’s premier Live Music venue in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour. Immerse yourself in the central city atmosphere and traditional Irish pub aesthetic. Our full service menu will keep even the most traditional Irishman or true-blue Kiwi happy while they enjoy one of our many live bands or tap beers!