"With Christchurch's latest trend of bite-sized establishments taking off, securing a comfortable seat in a bar is like acquiring prime real estate. 

We are right to think we will need luck to score a chair in New Regent St's craft beer and cocktail bar, The Institution. Despite the petite two-storey tavern having a clever design - the bar is upstairs and tables are carefully arranged - it will never cater for the masses. Fortunately, two blokes enjoying a post-work beer are happy to share some space, until we quick-step to a free table for two."