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

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

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

Mayor: beer-yum (74) | Taps: ~29 | Bottles: ~150

The Malthouse

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Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Croucher Pale Ale 84, Epic 1991 IPA , Liberty Knife Party IPA 96, Beavertown / Boneyard Power of the Voodoo 99, Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (MPA) (2013 & Onwards) 92, Beavertown / Bellwoods Moose Fang 94, Baladin Super Bitter 86, Baladin Super Baladin 90, Baladin Open 82, Baladin Nora 84, Baladin Isaac 69, Epic Imperium 96, Behemoth 6 Foot 5 IPA , Hallertau Resurgence , Invercargill Pitch Black Real Stout 76, Hop Federation Red IPA , Beavertown Bloody íEll 96, Fork Brewing Pitch Fork , Epic No Agenda , ParrotDog / Two Birds Double Stout
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26 reviews for The Malthouse
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  78%
 Selection  82%
 Food  65%
 Value  70%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beerbrat99  (21) Shanghai, China | August 13, 2013
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
Would have to be the best beer bar in New Zealand. The ínewí 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...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
thirstystirrer  (4) , New Zealand | September 19, 2009| Updated September 29, 2009
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
donfardz64  (3) Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand | March 9, 2008| Updated July 27, 2008
Awesome staff, very knowledgeable about the beers. Cool lounge, largest selection of beer Iíve 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sdk  (2) Island Bay, New Zealand | August 1, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sarnil  (2) , | July 12, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
yalnikim  (9) Wellington, New Zealand | April 17, 2006| Updated December 8, 2009
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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
boogey  (5) Auckland, New Zealand | June 4, 2009
wellingtons no 1 spot! great selection and around 15 beers on tap! a definite must-go!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
carlinmike  (7) Wellington, New Zealand | November 15, 2009
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 youíre hungry and the loos are clean. Definitely worth more than one visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap  (51) Christchurch, New Zealand | April 6, 2013
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 didnít 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 Iím sorry I could only go there once on this trip. A definite must return.

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