New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Garage Project API 3.0 , Garage Project Hops on Pointe 86, Epic Hop Zombie 99, Garage Project Death From Above 98, Joppa Stout , Hallertau Deception 79, Townshend Scissor-Jacks Brewer’s Reserve , Black Dog Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse , Behemoth / Deep Creek S&M Yin Yang Fresh-Hopped IPA , Behemoth Hopportunity Cost IPA , Mikkeller Funky (e)★ (Sauternes Edition) 97, Hop Federation Rakau IPA , Liberty Knife Party IPA 96, Epic Lupulingus 99, Thornbridge Jaipur 94, Thornbridge Halcyon 97, Beavertown Heavy Water (Sour Cherry and Sea Salt) 98, Beavertown Bloody ’Ell 96, Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout 97, 8 Wired Wireless NZ Pale Ale
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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.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | July 2, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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...
thirstystirrer (4) , New Zealand | September 19, 2009| Updated September 29, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite beer bar in Wellington, if not NZ! Nice atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff (Scott is particularly good). Great range of NZ and European beers and have seen some Aussie craft beers on tap recently too. Alsways guest beers on- think they now have 29 taps... Heaven!
donfardz64 (3) Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand | March 9, 2008| Updated July 27, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome staff, very knowledgeable about the beers. Cool lounge, largest selection of beer I’ve seen in NZ. Yummy chips too! But its all about the beer and with around 20 tap beers and countless bottled this is the place for the Wellingtonian beer enthusiast. Nice during the afternoon before 4 when it gets a bit busy.
sdk (2) Island Bay, New Zealand | August 1, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I may be slightly bias as I work just above the Malt House, but this does make for a pleasurable Friday liquid lunch. Everyone in the office was jumping for joy when they moved from Willis Street to Courtenay Place in late 2007. We were more devastated when they stopped the bar food. The chiefs Fish and Chips (very deserving of the capital letters) was to die for. The range of beers is large even though the move has half the bar size. Like donfardz64 said, you need to get in early but people are polite enough to make room at the bar when you want a beer. My favorite place when I want a quality beer.
sarnil (2) , | July 12, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
yalnikim (9) Wellington, New Zealand | April 17, 2006| Updated December 8, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I really miss this place being 2min walk from work but boy has it stepped up a mark since it moved. The jury was out for the for the first few months but it is back in now and these guys are guilty of making me want to spend way too much money (and abandon my family!). The venue is smaller and more suited to the late night crowd, as opposed to the old afternoon balcony crowd at Willis Street, but the staff are amongst the best in town (if not THE BEST) and the beer selection - and constant rotation - is outstanding. Fun loos too!
boogey (5) Auckland, New Zealand | June 4, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
wellingtons no 1 spot! great selection and around 15 beers on tap! a definite must-go!
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 you’re hungry and the loos are clean.
Definitely worth more than one visit.
Jimthechap (51) 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 didn’t 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 I’m sorry I could only go there once on this trip. A definite must return.
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