New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At Hashigo Zake (arranged by most recent)
Renaissance Fifth Element , Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA 95, Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale 79, Kaiju! Cthulhu Black IPA 95, Ballast Point Wahoo White - Thai Ginger, Chili and Lime 87, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, ParrotDog Rarebird Puffinus Huttoni , Barley Browns Pallet Jack IPA 99, Modus Operandi Former Tenant 99, Doctors Orders Plasma 83, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 96, Coronado Sock Knocker IIPA 97, Lord Almighty Yakima IPA , Croucher Singletrack Centennial IPA , Croucher Singletrack Amarillo IPA , Mikeís OMPA ("One More Pale Ale") 71, 8 Wired HopWired IPA 99, Karl Strauss Off The Rails 82, Almanac IPA 95, Karl Strauss Imperial Amber Lager 67
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TimE (272) Tokyo, Japan | August 11, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Ok, it should be noted that I was affiliated with this place, but no longer. The bar nails pretty much everything I want from a bar - very knowledgable staff, well chosen beer, rare beer, good mix of domestic and import, tap selection is displayed on a TV and indicates when the next beer will come on. As well as having real ale and ciders plus some good non-beer stuff. Prices are reasonable, food is basic but very good. Only downside is that it can get very very crowded, also I prefer pubs with more food, but given that the food is of such good quality that point is somewhat irrelevant. One of my favorite pubs Iíve ever been and no that is not just because I used to be connected to the place.
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | August 6, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Basement bar with three distinct rooms - a back room of tables, a side room of benches and tables, and of course the car itself. The tap selection is small but well chosen, and they seem to do a number of events. Not a bad place to spend some time.
DocFi (15) , Australia | June 30, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Despite being a grungy underground location, this bar is cosy, and there is always something v hoppy on tap. Located in the Wellington CBD its a good place to hibernate in when its howling outside.
Arowin (1) , New Zealand | April 12, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Hashigo Zake know their beer. They have lots of it and itís all quality!
The food is small, but delicious with their home make pies changing flavours regularly
Wellingtrony (2) , New Zealand | September 29, 2012
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 3/20
Not sure if I am rating the same place here as my experience was very average. Limited tap selection and I struggled to get an easy going pilsner for my friend. The staff were condescending about my request for this and one joked with a regular about sending out for a Heineken- not impressed. Food selection was small and unusual, but tasty. Not a fan of basement bars and the musty character that invariably goes with them. I think I will stick with the hop garden or the malthouse in future.
fletchfighters (96) , Australia | June 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Real nice place. So many finer details really nailed here. Taplists are current and show what is to come. Heck, show what music is being played there.
Brilliant service. A bit elitist at times but the staff know their beers and are willing to talk beer which makes it fun. Matching glasswear??? Nice touch.
Food is mostly snacks but well done snacks. Tap prices are very nice. Bottles are priced more to move so can be of good value. Range is solid. Not as good as what we get in Australia but a very good range.
Pretty much a world class venue and very much best venue in the Southern Hemisphere for beer
nate2g (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | June 12, 2012| Updated May 18, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I canít hate on Hashigo Zake. Itís a true beer bar representing the best beers sourced locally and treats from abroad. Thereís always something new and interesting on tap, though you will need to be quick for some/most beers as the kegs do dry out fast. Thatís testament to the Wellington drinkers, people here want variety and a sense of quality of beer here. Staff are excellent. No doubt the bar does target the geekier crowd, and thatís fine, thereís plenty of other options for good beer around the city. The basement venue works and suits the ambiance that HZ is looking for. Tasty bar snacks. Hard to beat.
DaveWaugh (1) Wellington, New Zealand | May 5, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
The only fault Iíve found with Hashigo Zake is that the low ceilings can make it a bit too noisy on busier nights.
Easily the most knowledgeable staff and best selection on tap and in bottle in any bar Iíve been to.
Stew41 (158) Woodend, Australia | April 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Generally deserving of the hype and rating. Just another inner city basement bar but the selection, particularly the taps, is very serious and focused. Staff completely on top of their game but I do suspect, as noted below, you might cop a sly snigger if you asked for a pint of Stella. That said, I received excellent service although my Slowbeer connections were known. Some 7 world class IPA / DIPAs on the night we were in.
maneliquor (153) Perth, Australia | August 4, 2011| Updated January 5, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice underground place down an alley off the main CBD of Wellington. Quite a comical Heineken sign as you walk in which is worth a look. Typical bar ambiance but its cooler caus its underground. Service was sublime. Took the time to answer the questions I had and spent plenty of time with us. Great range of beers and a good assortment on tap as well. Also had some beer ageing in a small wine fridge on the back of the counter which were all for sale. Picked up some cool bottles out of the fridge which I could also take away with me. Loved the place and was a highlight of our trip. Spent a solid amount of time in and around Beervana with the manager as well which knew his stuff big time so props to him. Best bar in Wellington
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