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Hashigo Zake

25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Capital location for craft beers

Attractive underground location. Numerous beers on tap and many more in bottles and cans. Clean... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
via mobile
Quirky bar with a large selection of craft beers

There is a huge craft beer culture in New Zealand and in Wellington there is a stylish bar that... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Luton, United Kingdom
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Hashigo Zake is New Zealand's most single minded beer outlet - defiantly excluding the bland, the boring and the industrial and only serving beer, wine, sake and whisky that our staff and regular customers get excited about. If any of that is a problem, Wellington has plenty of other outlets willing to take your money. But if you want an ever-rotating range of great drinks, brutally frank advice from knowledgeable staff, free wifi and a warm, welcoming environment, step out of the chaos above ground into our basement bar.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“craft beer” (14 reviews)
“light meal” (2 reviews)
“new zealand” (3 reviews)
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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Attractive underground location. Numerous beers on tap and many more in bottles and cans. Clean and bright with ample seating and tables. Live bands some nights. Downtown location is convenient to hotels, restaurants and other bars.

2  Thank ebinde
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There is a huge craft beer culture in New Zealand and in Wellington there is a stylish bar that showcases some of the best craft beers from New Zealand. Hashigo Zake is the place to go to try out new and interesting brews, as well...More

1  Thank paullegate
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a light dinner on the recommendation of a Wellingtonian we'd met. We weren't disappointed. Off an alley and down a flight of stairs is a cozy, sort-of-Japanese space with a very impressive list of craft and cult beers, dumplings and small...More

2  Thank Bzigas
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for one beer and stayed a lot longer. I was really impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the bar staff. They really know their beer and can tell you about all the breweries they stock. Went above and beyond. If you like...More

1  Thank James R
DominicHZ, Owner at Hashigo Zake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

thanks for your kind words James.

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Me and my fiancée went to try to have ourselves a nice evening with some beer tastings and we found ourselves on Hashigo Zake. The venue was quite easy to find and we came in at a time when the bar was almost empty. The...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

First stop of our quest to get stamps on the Craft Beer Capital Map. A small entrance off a Main Street keeps this place a little hidden. The stairs lead you down into the basement for the bar. We came on the Queens birthday, so...More

1  Thank Cmat07
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Another nice little craft beer bar tucked away downstairs off Taranaki Street.Not too crowded when we went on a Friday night and a good variety of beer available. We tried a Plum porter made by one of the staff which was delicious, followed by a...More

1  Thank Gizmo776
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great beer selection and priced how I would expect imported beer in Wellington. Though the bar tender seemed disinterested and pretentious which ruined the mood.More

1  Thank T6494GLmatts
DominicHZ, Owner at Hashigo Zake, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hi, thanks for your comments and sorry that you were unhappy with the service you received. Hashigo Zake's management and staff take great pride in our customer service. Immediately after this review appeared on Saturday evening we discussed it and were at a loss to...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016

Recommended if you enjoy trying a range of different beers and a relaxed atmosphere. Bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they are serving so feel free to ask for their opinions or recommendations.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

As the staff t-shirts say - "no crap on tap".. Always an excellent selection of beer snd inmake a point of visiting whenever I'm in town. The view isn't up to much though.

Thank Mark J
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