New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Baylands Woodrews Veto , Tuatara Indian Pale Ale 47, Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA 94, Fork & Brewer/ Yeastie Boys Brews Brothers Sonng Ale , Thornbridge Jaipur 96, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Draft) 91, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session Ale 95, Liberty C!tra 99, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Tuatara Double Trouble 98, Fullerís 1845 99, Three Boys Best Bitter , Panhead Black Top Oat Stout , Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 98, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Left Coast Hop Juice 97, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 96, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Emersonís 1812 India Pale Ale 91
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JonMoore (19) Loughborough, England | November 18, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bar with a good pub feel to it and a good range of beers. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.
beerbrat99 (21) Shanghai, China | August 13, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful tap selection with some rotating beers. Nice food menu. I liked the seating area outside that was covered. A deep bottled beer selection with each cooler individually temperature controlled.
Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | August 6, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very pub-like place with a large bar and a few outdoor tables. Tap list is solid. Service is excellent, and the locals are friendly and outgoing. A great place for a pint - or two.
Jimthechap (35) Christchurch, New Zealand | April 6, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first serious sit-down leg of my Wellington trip where I arranged to meet my friend Brian Eerwriter. The bar is quite a stylish little joint. I was expecting wooden panelling and British pub-like decor but got a fair modern urban trendy type place. The tap selection is extensive, the bottle selection is nothing short of impressive. I didnít have any food, but I am led to believe it is rather good as well. Comfortable surroundings and (crucially for this prematurely old man) the ambient noise is better than tolerable. Swift, friendly and knowledgable service adds to the overall impression that this place is a must-visit and also that Iím sorry I could only go there once on this trip. A definite must return.
fletchfighters (46) , Australia | August 14, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Huge list of stuff there. SA Utopia?? Really?
Great location to everything in Wellington and after Hashigo the next best place to go to
skortila (127) Baarn, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place in the centre of Wellington. Great selection on tap. Friendly staff/good service. Atmosphere is quite good. Tried just a few beers since I had to drive. Would probably one of my favourites when I lived in Wellington.
KapitiCritique (31) Xincheng, Henan Province, China | August 8, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Using an international comparison (if this were New Zealand only, Iíd give it another 20 points but that is the standard in NZ, it is not a very high bar)
AMBIENCE: Physically this is an attractive place (and without the ubiquitous sports bar loud and large big screens). During the off hours, quite pleasant to plunk a few down with friends or go on line. When it starts to get busy the atmosphere is typical for NZ, noisy, and not what I would call friendly. Not all the bar staff are that accomplished at their trade either: The good natured, knowledgeable publican is nearly an extinct breed in New Zealand.
SERVICE: Adequate and relatively prompt but these people get paid squat and the sort of service you would expect in a tipping society that prizes good hospitality (like Dallas or New York or Paris) is just not there (NZ hospitality in restaurants is often almost as poor as Muscovian government restaurants). The staff at Hashigo Zake are far more amenable. Having said that, Malt House is head and shoulders above many places in Wellington. (Like the Back Bencher where the wait staff are just plain unprofessional and arrogant Ė it is laughable.)
SELECTION: Beer selection is far better than most pubs. Hashigo Zake has a bigger selection but this is fine.
FOOD: Never disappointed, good pub tucker.
VALUE: You pay for it, small portions and overpriced beer is the norm in New Zealand. New Zealand craft beers sell for less in Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City - no idea why.
OVERALL: Head and shoulders above the norm. That said, they are a long way away from world class - but that is the way it is in New Zealand. There are some great places in New Zealand, usually small out of the way wine and vineyard restaurants, so they know what they need to do.
maneliquor (116) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Bloody busy place. Selection didnít wow me after hearing everyone talk about it at Beervana. Prefer Hashigo zake. Nice enough though
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 5, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The range is awesome and the staff are knowledgeable, if not always friendly (or even polite). The neo-brutalist concrete architecture does nothing for me, a big disappointment after the comfortable Willis Street location. Still I have to take my hat off to The Malthouse for nurturing decent beer in Wellington long before it became borderline trendy.
carlinmike (7) Wellington, New Zealand | November 15, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Popular, yet relaxed bar on busy Courtenay Place. Excellent beer range on draught, including 1-2 cask ales, with many local & imported bottled beers.
A little disappointing to see Monteiths, which have their own chain of pubs, but a minor quibble.
Staff are helpful & know their beers and friendly punters make for a pleasant atmosphere.
Pizza & fries are available if youíre hungry and the loos are clean.
Definitely worth more than one visit.
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