soda gang


Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington dive bar Monterey. Since 2012 we have been shaking up the soda game with experimental batches and flavours that pop. We are a small team of soda lovers who make wonderful drinks worth savouring.
Our drinks are made with real ingredients, like NZ citrus, organic ginger, central Otago cherries and fair trade organic cane sugar. Our drinks are free from preservatives and artificial sweeteners, colours and flavours and contain around 30% less sugar than most sodas.
We are Living Wage Accredited, Independently NZ owned, one of Cuisine Magazine's '100 Tastes of NZ' and Winners of the NZ 2021 Artisan Awards for non-alc drinks.
The rest of the world is catching on too, with our syrups and sodas now being enjoyed in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, and more coming soon.
Award winning NZ made, living wage soda syrups


Bottle Return Program

We’re all about low waste and reducing our environmental impact at Six Barrel Soda, so we’re now trialling a Bottle Return Program for our 500mL syrup bottles.

Here’s how to do it:
Soak your bottles in hot water to remove front and back labels, and ensure the inside is clean and there are no cracks or chips in the glass. Then, drop them off at our Cellar Door on Lukes Lane between 11am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. BONUS: For every 12 bottles returned, receive a free bottle of soda syrup! There’s also an option to courier your clean, empty bottles back to us.

Courier Address:
Six Barrel Soda Co (Cellar Door)
Lukes Lane, 40 Taranaki Street, Te Aro,
Wellington 6011

We aren’t taking lids at this time, however these can be recycled at home. Simply remove the seal from the inside and pop the aluminium cap into the recycling bin.

If it’s tricky getting your empties back to us, don’t fret! Once you’ve finished your delicious syrup, you can use our glass bottles as vases, spray bottles, or you can just pop them in glass recycling.