The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Spotlight on a local: Tiny Triumphs

Each week we will be featuring a local bar, pub or club to help boost the Kiwi hospitality industry and encourage customers to get out and explore!

This week, we get insight into Devonport’s “purveyors of creature comforts” –
Tiny Triumphs – from Alisdair Mckenzie.

How has business been going during this tough year?
When we’ve been allowed to open and operate in Level 1, 2020 has been a great year! 

What have you been doing to encourage customers to come/come back to your local?
We have been focusing on providing the best possible service, constantly rotating our beer taps with great New Zealand beers all from independent breweries. We’ve got great cocktails and a small, but high quality, wine list. We want Tiny Triumphs to be THE premier live venue in the North Shore and have been hosting a wide array of live gigs on Saturday nights. The music is loud and the atmosphere is electric! We have also started a monthly “hospo sux” event just for people from the hospitality industry. They get discounted drinks , a DJ and a chance to relax on a Monday night. It has proven to be a great success!

How would you describe the atmosphere of Tiny Triumphs?
Tiny Triumphs is a busy social bar with a laid back vibe. There is eclectic art on the walls, old couches, plus communal bar leaners on the deck. People come for the great drinks, friendly banter with the locals and great burgers and fries from Harry’s over the road.

What is your signature drink?
We infuse our own spirits for delicious cocktails. Ask for a shot of our chilli tequila, it will blow your mind! Our specialty, however, is a cold beer and a burger on our deck in the sunshine, listening to great music and watching the world go by.

Why do you think your local stands out from the crowd?
We pride ourselves on being fully independent, having great music and friendly , knowledgeable bar tenders.

What are your top tips for being a great bartender?
We feel that to be a great bar tender you need to understand your customers and set the vibe of the bar accordingly. You need to have a great understanding of how to mix great drinks and always work with energy and a smile! 

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