The Malthouse | Wellington,
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The Malthouse
Exceptional based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar

48 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand 04 802 5484 [ print map ]
04 802 5484

themalthouse.co.nz

Hours: Mon & Tue 3pm - late; We to Suns 12 noon- late


Mayor: beer-yum (87) | Affiliated user(s) here tartankiwi | Taps: ~29 | Bottles: ~150


The Malthouse

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Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Panhead Quickchange Xtra Pale Ale 76, Panhead Supercharger American Styled Pale Ale 82, Liberty Knife Party IPA , Epic Loves Bacon , Golden Bear Fortress IPA , Funk Estate "Oh Lordy!" 59, Holgate Brewhouse Temptress Chocolate Porter 92, Thornbridge Tzara 70, Stone Imperial Porter , Good George Kiwi Sour , Good George Lemonface Sour , Tuatara Iti , Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 92, Stone & Wood Pacific Ale 83, Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale 97, Holgate Brewhouse Road Trip IPA 91, 8 Wired Black Wired Black IPA 97, Beer Baroness & Epic Brewing Co. Lady Danger Extra Hoppy Red Ale , Tuatara Delicious Neck , 8 Wired Flat White Coffee Milk Stout
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26 reviews for The Malthouse
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  77%
 Selection  82%
 Food  65%
 Value  70%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  84%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1518) Washington, Washington DC | August 6, 2013
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1272) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2014| Updated February 13, 2014
Modern interior, wall of coolers behind the bar with different temperature regulators for each depending on style. Clean interior, attention paid to details. Dozen or so drafts with over 100 bottles, this is a serious beer bar in Wellington and a mandatory visit for the beer traveler passing through town. They stock some grey market US bottles if that suits your fancy, but I was quite pleased drinking a Bach Brewing Czechmate during my viit (Saaz on steroids!).
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (630) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 24, 2009| Updated June 5, 2012
The Malthouse was a well embraced relief from the rain and wind cutting through the streets outside. Around 15-20 taps available and 100+ bottles. Of course, you’ll find a nice selection of NZ micros with seasonals and one-offs making an appearance, but there are taps of run of the mill boring stuff too. Loses points here for service. Staff seem to be disinterested and really lacking knowledge of beer, which doesn’t sit well for a place that classes itself as a ’premier’ beer bar. A nice place to enjoy a quiet beer but almost unbearable when it packs out.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | August 2, 2005
On Willis St. in Wellington. Beautiful bar/pub with high ceilings, more contemporary than most pubs. Loads of taps and a nice selection of bottles, including Emerson’s and Founder’s. Worth stopping in at, especially since the staff seems to know the product. Was very packed when I was there because of the Lions tour, but it probably won’t be that full again anytime soon.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (159) Baarn, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor  (149) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2011
Bloody busy place. Selection didn’t wow me after hearing everyone talk about it at Beervana. Prefer Hashigo zake. Nice enough though
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (146) Woodend, Australia | December 14, 2006
The Malthouse (Wellington) Joe McPhee’s review is spot on. Great renovation and fit-out of what must be a 100 year old building. Very spacious and classy – nice. This type of venue would be full of CUB import taps in Australia so makes for nice change. Must be at least 40 taps, some standard fare but plenty of interest – Emerson’s Monteiths, Epic, Renaissance, Tuatara etc (dare to dream Australia!). Food is solid albeit in a standard upmarket pub grub format. As per elsewhere in Wellington honest, enthusiastic service. 60 – 70 bottles as well. Pricing a touch on the high side at around $6 for 400ml.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | July 2, 2008
Would have to be the best beer bar in New Zealand. The ’new’ Malthouse is a good mix of minimalist at the front and loungey at the back. And the selection - impressive in the fridge, and ridiculously good on the taps. If it coudl relocate to Auckland, it would be even better...
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters  (70) , Australia | August 14, 2012
Huge list of stuff there. SA Utopia?? Really? Great location to everything in Wellington and after Hashigo the next best place to go to
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj  (48) Copenhagen OE, Denmark | February 21, 2008| Updated October 15, 2008
20 beers on tap 17 of them NZ beer. 74 bottles in the drinks menu. Very nice and friendly service. Nice waiters that offer to bring you the next round at the tables. Nice music and renovation. Check out the urinals in the mens room.

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