New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Epic Carolina , Thornbridge Chiron 95, Wild Beer Madness IPA 97, Bach Brewing Hopsmacker Pale Ale , 8 Wired Farmhouse Pale Ale , Two Birds Sunset Ale 87, Baylands Woodrews Veto , Behemoth Hopportunity Cost IPA , Rogue Yellow Snow IPA 96, Wanaka Beerworks Zar 87, Kereru Velvet Boot , Renaissance Perfection Pale Ale 87, Panhead Quickchange Xtra Pale Ale , Liberty Citra Junior , Ben Middlemiss Nota Bene Abbey Ale 62, Renaissance Discovery American Pale Ale 70, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 98, Three Boys Oyster Stout 96, Green Flash Rayon Vert 97, BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint 96
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maneliquor (139) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Bloody busy place. Selection didnít wow me after hearing everyone talk about it at Beervana. Prefer Hashigo zake. Nice enough though
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 5, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The range is awesome and the staff are knowledgeable, if not always friendly (or even polite). The neo-brutalist concrete architecture does nothing for me, a big disappointment after the comfortable Willis Street location. Still I have to take my hat off to The Malthouse for nurturing decent beer in Wellington long before it became borderline trendy.
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 youíre hungry and the loos are clean.
Definitely worth more than one visit.
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!
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!
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 24, 2009| Updated June 5, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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, youíll 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 doesnít sit well for a place that classes itself as a ípremierí beer bar. A nice place to enjoy a quiet beer but almost unbearable when it packs out.
DonBirnam (2) Wellington, New Zealand | February 5, 2009| Updated May 25, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
The atmosphere is great and the beers are fantastic. The giant fridges behind the bar look like beer bookshelves, and the staff have to use a ladder to reach the top ones. Almost like a beer library. One minor note: the taps and handpumps are too cold. The food is the biggest let-down. The pizza and snacks are good, but over priced (appart from the fries).
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.
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 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...
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 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.
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