New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At The Hop Garden (arranged by most recent)
Schipperís Herr X Vienna Lager , Kereru Kumara Brown Ale , Wanaka Beerworks Zar 87, Kereru Velvet Boot , Renaissance Perfection Pale Ale 87, Panhead Quickchange Xtra Pale Ale , Renaissance Discovery American Pale Ale 70, Three Boys Oyster Stout 96, Green Flash Rayon Vert 97, BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint 96, Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA 89, Garage Project Lord Cockswainís Extraordinary Ordinary , Westmalle Dubbel 99, 8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale 98, Renaissance Elemental Porter 98, Duvel 99, Brew Moon (NZ) Broomfield Brown Ale 39, Croucher Lowrider IPA , Adnams Innovation 91, Tuatara Best Bitter
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beer-yum (8) Wellington, New Zealand | January 14, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Happy to say this is my ílocalí. While tap beer selection is limited they usually manage to have one or two interesting beers available (while saving the others for more mainstream brews). This makes sense as the food is head and shoulders above the other beer bars in town and may attract clients for that reason only. The ambience is excellent, the staff are friendly, and Iíve always had a great time there.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Itís a small and cozy place with a small but quality selection. I was excited to see a hand pump at the bar but disappointed to see a keg trucked out and attached, I guess thatís how it goes. They serve a few of the Garage Projects beers, tap and bottle/can, which was the purpose of my visit. Bartender had some pretentiousness when answering questions about beer, something I didnít find pretty much anywhere else in town when asking the same questions in the same manner. YMMV.
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | June 12, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve always just popped in for beer although there is a fully kitted kitchen/restaurant attached. I really like the spot but prefer to visit when itís quieter as it does fill up quickly with punters. Fair ínuff as the beer range is solid and again, i usually pick up something new. Staff are always great, esp the female bar tenders who are always bubbly and enthusiastic about the beers. Oddly located behind KFC off the main road. Well worth a look innit.
maneliquor (139) Perth, Australia | August 5, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Nice place with a nice atmosphere. Solid selection but nothing completely wows me. Service was slow but not too bad. Alright but doesnít compare to some of the places in Wellington
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | May 7, 2011| Updated May 12, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Amidst the swelling of craft beer in bars around in Wellington, The Hop Garden offers something different...a great bar/restaurant that just has good beer as a matter of course. There is a maturity to that, which I like. Yes, some of the taps are more exciting than others, but there is plenty here to please the palate. And the food...just order the squid and youíll know what Iím talking about. A haven from the madness of Courtenay Place. The type of place you wish was just a 5 minutes walk down the hill from home. And if thirtsystirrer doesnít like it, then it is definitely a place I will...
thirstystirrer (4) , New Zealand | April 20, 2011| Updated August 21, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
nice enough.food is good- tap selection is ok, but Stoke beer?
service was nice enough,
shigaleale (1) Wellington, New Zealand | March 10, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Grape vines are hanging from the top. The sunlight is coming through the glass ceiling. Quite large space. As you walk in youíll see the bar on the left hand side and high tables in the front. Thereís dining space at the end and you can see the kitchen. The craft beers on tap are carefully selected and they have some imported bottle beers from America. The food is very tasty, European style.Reasonable price. The staff are experienced and they offer the great service. Good place to go for relaxing dinner and some craft beer.
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