A rare, dedicated New Zealand blues bar promises to provide an impressive range of craft beer and live music.

Respected publican Matt Kamstra has opened 12 Bar in Christchurch. All tap beers are sourced from within New Zealand while longer standing, familiar pours can also be found there. A rotating roster of the city’s favourite food trucks will serve local bites to accompany the drinks.

Live music features at 12 Bar from 7 pm to 1 am every Friday and Saturday, there will also be the occasional ticketed gig. Blues music dominates, alongside a bit of funk and soul.

Just like Kamstra’s other pub, Moon Under Water, 12 Bar is poised to attract a strong local following. Like Moon Under Water, 12 Bar will also work closely with community groups through fundraisers and events.

You can find 12 Bar at 342 St. Asaph Street, Christchurch.