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Hashigo Zake

25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Very expensive craft beer bar

This is an interesting bar with a quirky ambience. It has a reasonable range of craft beer but even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Great spot for real ale !

Great place to sample a huge range of craft beers, both local and imported. No distractions with... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Peter L
Timaru, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting bar with a quirky ambience. It has a reasonable range of craft beer but even by NZ standards it is extremely expensive.More

Thank pboropixie
DominicHZ, Owner at Hashigo Zake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi pboropixie, thanks for your feedback. I notice that when you reviewed Brothers in Auckland you said “We were surprised by how expensive they were” and when you reviewed Federal in Auckland you said “The beer was very expensive”. Looking at Federal’s wine list then,...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great place to sample a huge range of craft beers, both local and imported. No distractions with scenery or views in this basement drinking establishment. Great place to visit for a beer or three on a wet, or cold day.

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Wellington. Huge variety of many different beers. Prices are a bit high so check the menu before ordering.

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a few beers in the middle of the afternoon. This was a good time to visit as the place was pretty empty so we were able to chat with the British bartender. He provided us with a lot...More

Thank Jeff K
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 23 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
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