Mr Jimthechap and I visited this place to meet some friends with children in tow and so all around was children either chasing or being chased. There is a definite market for family friendly bars and this performs admirably in this area. A couple of local micros on tap, but mainly surrounded by macro taps. The food was fairly simple and the service friendly in loud surroundings.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 10, 2013
I’ve visited a couple of times over the last year with non ’beery’ friends. Seems to be busy often. Tap beers are mostly tied up with the macros, but I have seen some local breweries feature. No need to visit with so many great beer bars now in the capital.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 7/20
A remember drinking jugs of Mildori Illusions here in a past life. A fair bit smarter now, and the outside area is still one of the best in Wellington. They make an effort on the beer front, but is not aimed at the beer geek. Beware Sunday mornings - kiddy madness!
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Agree with Vas, random staff. got our food order wrong 3 times! good to see good beer in a mainstream environment though. a bit pricey and waaay to many kids screaming the place down... ok for a family day out but not a family day off!
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Sprawling bar with something for everyone depending on the night of the week. The Thursday music quiz is particularly good. The beer range is decent although expensive. The food is standard pub grub quality, often slow and outrageously priced for what you get. The staff range from cheerfully incompetent to too cool for you.