48 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand 6001
bar  4.2/5.0 28 reviews
Mon & Tue 3:00 PM-late, Wed-Sun 12:00 12:00 PM- late

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Mayor: beer-yum (64) | Affiliated user(s) here tartankiwi | Taps: ~29 | Bottles: ~150
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Beers At Malthouse

Hallertau Nocturne Double Stout8.8%6/27/2018
Bagby Zombie Gate10%6/24/2018
McLeod's Heathen Ordinary Bitter3.7%6/17/2018
Fuller's ESB (Pasteurised)5.9%6/14/2018
Fuller's London Pride (Filtered)4.7%6/14/2018
Juicehead Detonator5%6/3/2018
Urbanaut Copacabana Brut IPA7.1%6/3/2018
Juicehead Cascade Chaos6.2%6/3/2018
Epic Magic Dust6.9%6/2/2018
Brooklyn Naranjito4.5%5/26/2018
Bach Brewing Billfish5.8%5/20/2018
Epic Champagne d'Geddon9.1%5/13/2018
8 Wired Quicksilver5.5%5/13/2018
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)6.9%5/6/2018
Sawmill Fresh Hopped Black IPA6.8%4/29/2018
Baylands WaiFly 56.5%4/29/2018
Thornbridge Love Among the Ruins7%4/14/2018
Thornbridge Days of Creation7%4/14/2018
Moa Festive IPA (Pine Edition)6.7%4/10/2018
Moa Station IPA5.1%4/10/2018
8 Wired Dealer's Choice6.2%4/10/2018
Bach Brewing Shaka4.5%4/8/2018
Moa Hop Swop Eureka IPA6.3%4/8/2018
Moa Hop Swop Calypso IPA6.3%4/8/2018
8 Wired Super Dank6.2%4/6/2018
Fork & Brewer Saison de Citra5%4/3/2018
Bach Brewing All Day Ale3.7%4/2/2018
Hawkers Pale Ale5.2%3/31/2018
Boneface War Machine5.8%3/25/2018
Liberty Yakima Monster6%3/25/2018
Tuatara Hi Res6.8%3/25/2018
Garage Project Shandy2.4%3/21/2018
Hop Federation Red IPA6.4%3/17/2018
Garage Project Party and Bullshit6.2%3/11/2018
Boneface The Unit NZ IPA6%3/9/2018
Boneface Sabotage8.3%3/5/2018
North End Kapiti Sour Project #9 Wild Nectar6%3/3/2018
Craftwork La Framboise7%3/3/2018
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva6.2%3/3/2018
Tuatara Six60 Super Pale Ale4.6%3/3/2018
Liberty Citra Double IPA9%2/27/2018
Behemoth (Chur) ImPEACHment Sour Ale5.5%2/19/2018
Tempest Mexicake - Bourbon Barrel11.6%2/17/2018
Tempest Mexicake11%2/17/2018
Epic Hop Zombie8.5%2/17/2018
Birkenhead Brewing Kauri Double IPA7.6%2/17/2018
8 Wired Once Upon a Time in Blenheim8.5%2/16/2018
Epic LilHop4.4%2/16/2018
Panhead Yank Tank7.3%2/13/2018
Tuatara Coastin'4.6%2/11/2018
ParrotDog Rarebird Ruru7.7%2/11/2018
Liberty Grudge Match6.3%2/11/2018
Rocky Knob One Way Street7.5%2/10/2018
Epic Armageddon IPA6.66%2/4/2018
Epic DDH Dust6.5%2/4/2018
Tempest Brew Co The Old Fashioned9.5%2/2/2018
Tempest All The Leaves Are Brown10.5%2/2/2018
Liberty Hoptical Illusion XXPA8%2/1/2018
Thornbridge Fika7.4%1/14/2018
Mountain Goat Barrel Breed Imperial Stout12.1%1/14/2018
Thornbridge Coritani7.4%1/14/2018
Tiny Rebel Frambuzi4.3%1/6/2018
Thornbridge Huck7.4%1/6/2018
Rocky Knob Snapperhead Imperial IPA7.4%1/6/2018
Tiny Rebel FUBAR4.4%1/6/2018
Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropicana5.5%1/6/2018
Deep Creek Steam Funk Raspberry Choc Berliner4.7%12/30/2017
Epic Solar Flare XPA4.8%12/23/2017
Epic Double Geddon8%12/14/2017
McLeod's Great Migration India Pale Ale6.8%12/14/2017
McLeod's Paradise Pale Ale5.8%12/14/2017
8 Wired iStout Unchained12%12/2/2017
8 Wired Grand Cru 20159%12/2/2017
8 Wired Grand Cru 20169%12/2/2017
Te Aro Grapefruit IPA6.3%11/18/2017
Te Aro Grapefruit IIPA7.6%11/18/2017
Urbanaut / Public Coast Cannon Beach APA5.6%11/18/2017
Fork & Brewer The Flower Arranger6.5%11/11/2017
Tuatara Indian Pale Ale5%11/4/2017
Tuatara Centennial Highway7.5%11/4/2017
Epic Cryonman IPA6.9%11/1/2017
Pirate Life West Coast IPA6%11/1/2017
Pirate Life / Ballast Point Brewing Transpacific Pale Ale6%11/1/2017
Wild Beer Beyond Modus8%10/7/2017
Firestone Walker Bravo 13.2%10/6/2017
Epic Rocket6.6%9/30/2017
Urbanaut El Segundo West Coast IPA7.6%9/29/2017
Garage Project Unconditional Love Mix Tape IPA7.5%9/29/2017
Liberty The Kush7.3%9/29/2017
Epic Hop Harvester IPA6.5%9/29/2017
Epic Hysteria IPA6.9%9/23/2017
Wild Beer Chronos5.8%9/22/2017
Wild Beer Tepache6%9/17/2017
Wild Beer Rooting Around - Spring3%9/14/2017
Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit5.5%9/9/2017
Siren White Tips4.7%9/9/2017
Siren Yu Lu3.6%9/9/2017
Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF6.8%9/6/2017
Boneface Outlaw IPL5.2%8/19/2017
Tempest In The Dark We Live7.2%7/26/2017

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50  (136) Chicago, Illinois | April 3, 2018
Strange backroom with carpet on the floor was a bit odd. Front of the bar is a typical pub. Taplist was ok, but not a lot of local NZ. Bottle selection was good, but pricey. Bartender was pretty short with us and clearly didn't want to be bothered. Wasn't a huge fan of this place.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nickd717  (147) San Francisco, California | July 27, 2016
Standard-ish but very good beer bar in the Wellington CBD. Lots of taps, lots of common stuff but some out there, and loads of bottles. The ’biance trends toward standard bar but there is a big beer presence and it’s fairly intimate considering. Good place to hang out midday in the city.
  • 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 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon  (85) Sydney, Australia | February 16, 2014
It’s clearly a drinking establishment with a focus on beer. It’s a bit industrial. Staff were helpful and friendly. Didn’t try the food but they clearly had some and it looked OK. The range was good with about 20 taps and many many bottles.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
beer-yum  (47) Wellington, New Zealand | January 14, 2014| Updated August 8, 2015
The original, and still one of the top beer bars in Wellington. Selection (both tap and bottled) is second to none. Ambiance and service are great but the food selection leaves one in no doubt that this is a liquid bread establishment - go somewhere (anywhere) else for the solid variety.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1574) Boulder, Colorado | January 4, 2014| Updated February 13, 2014
Modern interior, wall of coolers behind the bar with different temperature regulators for each depending on style. Clean interior, attention paid to details. Dozen or so drafts with over 100 bottles, this is a serious beer bar in Wellington and a mandatory visit for the beer traveler passing through town. They stock some grey market US bottles if that suits your fancy, but I was quite pleased drinking a Bach Brewing Czechmate during my viit (Saaz on steroids!).
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore  (36) Loughborough, England | November 18, 2013
Nice bar with a good pub feel to it and a good range of beers. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (3390) Charlotte , North Carolina | August 6, 2013
Very pub-like place with a large bar and a few outdoor tables. Tap list is solid. Service is excellent, and the locals are friendly and outgoing. A great place for a pint - or two.
  • 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 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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