New Zealand > Wellington
Beer Available At The Malthouse (arranged by most recent)
Liberty C!tra Junior , Hopmonger Yeah Nah Brew , Croucher Lowrider IPA , Baylands Woodrews Veto , Tuatara Indian Pale Ale 47, Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA 94, Fork & Brewer/ Yeastie Boys Brews Brothers Sonng Ale , Thornbridge Jaipur 96, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Draft) 91, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session Ale 95, Liberty C!tra 99, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Tuatara Double Trouble 98, Fuller’s 1845 99, Three Boys Best Bitter , Panhead Black Top Oat Stout , Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 98, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Left Coast Hop Juice 97
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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 (530) 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, 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.
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 ’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...
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.
sunevdj (47) Copenhagen OE, Denmark | February 21, 2008| Updated October 15, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Stew41 (128) Woodend, Australia | December 14, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
roboequator (2) Wellington, New Zealand | December 5, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great selection of NZ craft beers on tap and a good selection of internatinal bottled beer.
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