The Malthouse

48 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand 04 802 5484
bar  4.35/5.0 27 reviews
Mon & Tue 3pm - late; We to Suns 12 noon- late

Mayor: beer-yum (70) | Taps: ~29 | Bottles: ~150
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Beers At The Malthouse

NameABVEntered
Croucher Grapefruit Warrior7%9/18/2016
Northern Monk Eternal4.1%9/17/2016
BrewDog Electric India (5.2%)5.2%9/17/2016
Magic Rock Rapture4.6%9/17/2016
Epic Snow White Alpine Pale Ale6.5%9/15/2016
Garage Project Party and Bullshit6.7%9/8/2016
Yeastie Boys Divine Hammer6.2%9/8/2016
Thornbridge Parma Porter6%9/8/2016
Kereru Resonator IPA6.5%9/3/2016
Magic Rock Cannonball7.4%9/3/2016
Northern Monk New World IPA6.2%9/3/2016
Northern Monk / Opeth Communion Pale Ale5.1%9/3/2016
BrewDog Albino Squid Assassin7.4%8/22/2016
Holgate Brewhouse Mt Macedon Ale4.5%8/16/2016
Bridge Road Little Bling3.5%8/11/2016
Pirate Life Pale Ale5.4%8/10/2016
Pirate Life NZ Pale Ale4.8%8/10/2016
Behemoth Backyard Bliss4.5%7/26/2016
Epic Hop Zombie8.5%7/17/2016
Fork & Brewer The Flower Arranger6.5%7/9/2016
Baylands 450 XPA4.5%7/9/2016
Rogue Farms 4 Hop IPA4.44%7/8/2016
Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA7.77%7/8/2016
Wild Beer Madness IPA6.8%6/21/2016
Hop Federation Barrel Aged Stout7%6/18/2016
Renaissance / Liberty / Fork & Brewer Enlightenment Series Rangipur9.3%6/18/2016
Funk Estate Afrogato 8.5%6/18/2016
Epic Thunder APA5.8%6/18/2016
Garage Project Angry Peaches6.8%6/18/2016
Magic Rock Dark Arts6%6/18/2016
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA7.3%6/16/2016
De Ranke Saison De Dottignies5.5%6/13/2016
Thornbridge / Wild Beer Tart6%6/13/2016
Wild Beer Sleeping Lemons3.6%6/12/2016
Thornbridge Eikenboom7.4%6/1/2016
Wild Beer Witness5.8%6/1/2016
Wild Beer Ninkasi9%6/1/2016
Thornbridge Galaxia5.2%5/31/2016
BrewDog Ship Wreck13.8%5/31/2016
Wild Beer III9%5/29/2016
Hallertau Minimus Breakfast Pale Ale3.8%5/22/2016
Eric the Red6.5%5/22/2016
Sparks Forbearance Hoppy Session Sour3.6%5/18/2016
Sparks Prospector Farmhouse Ale4.9%5/14/2016
Epic Stone Hammer7%4/26/2016
Wild Beer Somerset Wild5%4/9/2016
8 Wired Wireless IPA6.2%4/1/2016
8 Wired Wireless Black IPA6.2%4/1/2016
Magic Rock / Siren Ginspired6.4%3/12/2016
Renaissance Enlightenment Series Boom!8.3%3/10/2016
Saison Dupont (Vieille Provision)6.5%3/9/2016
Lindemans Gueuze5%3/9/2016
Boon Kriek4%3/9/2016
Wild Beer Wildebeest11%3/9/2016
Wild Beer Wild Goose Chase4.5%3/9/2016
Buxton Rain Shadow11.8%3/4/2016
Thornbridge Jaipur X10%2/26/2016
Wild Beer Sourdough3.6%2/26/2016
Wild Beer / Burning Sky / Good George Shnoodlepip6.5%2/25/2016
Southstar Sceptred Warrior IPA7%2/19/2016
Fork & Brewer Black Star Rating6.2%2/19/2016
Good George Waikato Sour Project6.5%2/19/2016
Pelican Mother of all Storms13.5%2/18/2016
Tuatara Helles5%2/16/2016
8 Wired West Island IPA6.7%2/15/2016
Garage Project Rosé de la Vallee9%2/15/2016
Garage Project Sauvin Nouveau8.5%2/15/2016
Fork & Brewer Godzone Beat5.9%2/14/2016
Wild Beer Epic Saison5%2/14/2016
Beavertown 8 Ball6.2%2/13/2016
Baylands Glasgow Slasher12%2/6/2016
Townshend Aotearoa Pale Ale5.5%2/6/2016
Panhead Supercharger American Styled Pale Ale5.7%2/1/2016
BrewDog Pumpkinhead5.1%1/13/2016
Moor Hoppiness6.5%1/9/2016
ParrotDog Pandemonium4.8%1/2/2016
Moor Nor’Hop4.1%1/1/2016
Moor So’Hop4.1%1/1/2016
Rocky Knob Oceanside Amber5.6%12/26/2015
Funk Estate "Oh Lordy!"5.5%11/29/2015
Raindogs Wee Bairn Bitter3.8%11/29/2015
Croucher Pale Ale5%11/20/2015
Epic 1991 IPA6%11/10/2015
Liberty Knife Party IPA7.1%11/10/2015
Beavertown / Boneyard Power of the Voodoo10%11/3/2015
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (MPA) (2013 & Onwards)8.5%11/1/2015
Beavertown / Bellwoods Moose Fang8.6%10/31/2015
Baladin Super Bitter8%10/25/2015
Baladin Super Baladin8%10/25/2015
Baladin Open7.5%10/23/2015
Baladin Nora6.8%10/23/2015
Baladin Isaac5%10/23/2015
Epic Imperium9%10/13/2015
Behemoth 6 Foot 5 IPA6.5%10/6/2015
Hallertau Resurgence6%10/6/2015
Invercargill Pitch Black Real Stout4.5%10/6/2015
Hop Federation Red IPA6.4%10/6/2015
Beavertown Bloody ’Ell7.2%10/6/2015
Fork & Brewer Pitch Fork5%10/4/2015
Epic No Agenda7.5%10/4/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters  (114) , 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
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (217) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique  (35) Kansas City, Missouri | August 8, 2011
Using an international comparison (if this were New Zealand only, I’d give it another 20 points but that is the standard in NZ, it is not a very high bar) AMBIENCE: Physically this is an attractive place (and without the ubiquitous sports bar loud and large big screens). During the off hours, quite pleasant to plunk a few down with friends or go on line. When it starts to get busy the atmosphere is typical for NZ, noisy, and not what I would call friendly. Not all the bar staff are that accomplished at their trade either: The good natured, knowledgeable publican is nearly an extinct breed in New Zealand. SERVICE: Adequate and relatively prompt but these people get paid squat and the sort of service you would expect in a tipping society that prizes good hospitality (like Dallas or New York or Paris) is just not there (NZ hospitality in restaurants is often almost as poor as Muscovian government restaurants). The staff at Hashigo Zake are far more amenable. Having said that, Malt House is head and shoulders above many places in Wellington. (Like the Back Bencher where the wait staff are just plain unprofessional and arrogant – it is laughable.) SELECTION: Beer selection is far better than most pubs. Hashigo Zake has a bigger selection but this is fine. FOOD: Never disappointed, good pub tucker. VALUE: You pay for it, small portions and overpriced beer is the norm in New Zealand. New Zealand craft beers sell for less in Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City - no idea why. OVERALL: Head and shoulders above the norm. That said, they are a long way away from world class - but that is the way it is in New Zealand. There are some great places in New Zealand, usually small out of the way wine and vineyard restaurants, so they know what they need to do.
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor  (153) 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
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Vas  (17) , New Zealand | December 5, 2010
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.
84
  • 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 you’re hungry and the loos are clean. Definitely worth more than one visit.
92
  • 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!
84
  • 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | March 24, 2009| Updated October 27, 2014
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
DonBirnam  (2) Wellington, New Zealand | February 5, 2009| Updated May 25, 2011
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).
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  • 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.

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