48 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand 6001
bar  4.35/5.0 27 reviews
Mon & Tue 3pm - late; Wed to Sun 12 noon- 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

Wild Beer Beyond Modus8%10/7/2017
Firestone Walker Bravo 13.2%10/6/2017
Epic Rocket6.66%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 Tepache 6%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
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA7.2%7/14/2017
Tiny Rebel Super Saison7.4%7/8/2017
Tiny Rebel Tiny Batch In and Around the Mouth6%7/8/2017
Tiny Rebel AK474.7%7/8/2017
Panhead Grease Monkey8.4%7/2/2017
Beavertown 8 Ball6.2%7/1/2017
ParrotDog BitterBitch5.8%7/1/2017
Tiny Rebel Cali5.6%7/1/2017
Sunshine Sunrise Project: Czar Bomb Russian Imperial Stout9.6%6/26/2017
Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale7%6/26/2017
Renaissance Stonecutter Oak7%6/26/2017
8 Wired Cosmic Chaos7.5%6/26/2017
Behemoth (Chur) Dump the Trump7.2%6/17/2017
8 Wired ReWired Brown Ale5.7%6/12/2017
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA7%6/11/2017
8 Wired HopWired IPA7.3%6/11/2017
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%6/9/2017
BrewDog Rye Hammer7.2%5/31/2017
Weird Beard K*ntish Town Beard5.5%5/27/2017
Emerson's Citrus Centric6.7%5/27/2017
Boneface Hoptron APA5.5%5/27/2017
North End Forty South Green Hop Reserve7%5/27/2017
Up Front Brewing Ishmael6%5/21/2017
Drygate Disco Fork Lift Truck5.1%5/21/2017
Wild Beer Modus Operandi7%5/20/2017
Wig & Pen Sequoia5.9%5/20/2017
Capital Brewing Trail Pale Ale4.7%5/20/2017
Thornbridge Huck7.4%5/20/2017
Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Christmas7.2%5/20/2017
Panhead Supercharger American Styled Pale Ale5.7%5/19/2017
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%)5.6%5/19/2017
Tuatara Vastafarian5.6%5/18/2017
Wild Beer Billionaire10%5/17/2017
Wild Beer Millionaire4.7%5/17/2017
Garage Project Plums Plums Plums5%5/9/2017
Siren / Garage Project Blacklight Banana9.2%5/4/2017
Beavertown / Parrotdog Universal Mind10.5%5/4/2017
Wild Beer Fresh5.5%5/4/2017
Emerson's Maris Gold4.5%4/25/2017
Coopers Brew 'A' IPA6%4/1/2017
Tuatara Sauvinova5.2%4/1/2017
Epic Hop Zombie8.5%3/20/2017
Hallertau Resurgence6%3/1/2017
Epic Lupulingus9%2/25/2017
8 Wired Superconductor8.88%2/25/2017
Drygate Crossing The Rubicon6.9%2/21/2017
Brains SA (Bottle, Can & Keg)4.2%2/12/2017
Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale5.7%2/12/2017
Moa Perris Sky Juice7.2%2/4/2017
Tempest Double Shuck11%2/2/2017
Tempest Red Eye Flight7.4%2/2/2017
Hallertau Maximus Humulus Lupulus5.8%2/1/2017
Tempest Marmalade on Rye9%2/1/2017
Tempest Dios Mio!6%2/1/2017
Tempest Drop Kick Me Jesus5.2%2/1/2017
Tempest Bomber6.8%1/28/2017
Tempest Brave New World IPA7%1/28/2017
Wild Beer Squashed Grape5%1/23/2017
Wild Beer Summer Blend 20154.6%1/23/2017
Lindemans Cassis Lambic3.5%1/19/2017
Lindemans Framboise2.5%1/16/2017
Epic Son of Thor IPA6.8%1/14/2017
Boon Framboise5%1/14/2017
Batemans Vintage Ale7.5%1/13/2017
Fuller's 170th Anniversary Celebration Ale7%1/13/2017
Epic Thunder APA5.8%1/3/2017
Epic Dankomatic7.6%1/3/2017
Wild Beer IndeWildeman4.1%1/1/2017
Wild Beer Beebrush Lemon Verbena5.8%1/1/2017
Siren Soundwave5.6%1/1/2017
Siren Pompelmocello 6%12/22/2016
Wild Beer Pogo4%12/16/2016
Siren Undercurrent4.5%12/16/2016
Thornbridge Parma Porter6%12/3/2016
Pact Beer Co 100 Acres IPA6%12/3/2016
Pirate Life Throwback IPA3.5%11/26/2016
Bach Brewing Tailfin6.5%11/23/2016
BentSpoke Crankshaft IPA6.1%11/18/2016
Lord Almighty The Kali8.5%10/16/2016
Lord Almighty Stone Forest6.4%10/16/2016
Lord Almighty Ursus Stout12%10/16/2016
Garage Project Cookies & Cream6.2%10/15/2016
Behemoth Tasty Beverage Extra Pale Ale4.5%10/14/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters  (136) , 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
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (289) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1290) 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.
  • 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).
  • 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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