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Craft Beer Depot

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Great little hideaway

Ok.... so it’s not on the beautiful Nelson waterfront - but you know what.... it doesn’t really... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Weekend in Nelson

Found the Craft Beer Depot down a little hidden alley. The atmosphere was great and staff was very... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Nelsons one-stop shop for everything Craft Beer in New Zealand. Specialty craft beer Bar, shop, Rigger (growler/flagon) fillery, music & events venue and Beer Garden. Information center for New Zealand brewing, hops, malt, breweries, distilleries...more
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70 Achilles Avenue | Wakatu Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2126
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All reviews take away back alley nice beer shopping square great friendly staff great selection cbd knowledge hideaway achilles laneway nz
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Ok.... so it’s not on the beautiful Nelson waterfront - but you know what.... it doesn’t really matter. Great selection of beers, warm but low key staff, kooky dj playing reggae tunes and a handful of tables filled with both locals and visitors. We had...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Found the Craft Beer Depot down a little hidden alley. The atmosphere was great and staff was very helpful explaining to us the different beers. Would visit again !

Thank LeonM920
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous evening spent with Brandon and 10 fabulous craft beers. A very memorable evening - watch out, we’ll be back!

Thank Heliview
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Excellent spot, sell everything they pour, which is a great selection of NZ's and overseas best craft beers. Fantastic spot to hang out, play games or even work on a laptop while enjoy a pint. Super friendly service and very helpful

Thank Nick M
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

10 beers, 3 not sour / saison. I understand the flavour of the month thing but let’s not get too carried away. Strolled in mid-arvo on a week day so perhaps expecting too much but got little more than a grunt from the bloke behind...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Great place to go have a drink. Great friendly staff! Yes it is a bit pricey. Good Atmosphere but does need some more live bands! I love that it is hidden away down Achilles Ave, so do recommend making it easier to find (but not...More

Thank aamethyst
Reviewed April 7, 2018

The Sierra pale ale was around $10.00 per bottle. In the U.S., you'll pay $1.00. In the Cook Islands (where it's more difficult to import) I paid $3.00 per bottle.

Thank RoryH99
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Hidden away in Achilles Avenue is the perfect spot to sample a vast array of craft beers. The staff are super knowledgeable but not pushy. There are 10 craft beers on tap that change regularly plus numerous more in bottles/cans. You can sample the beers...More

Thank Tracey650
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Found this place pretty average, nothing stand out about it. Has potential but not hitting the mark at this stage. We were there on a Monday night so can’t except too much in terms of the atmosphere. Don’t have much in the way of food.

Thank TopPaddock
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

After several months of knowing about CBD we made the effort to visit and...have been back several times since. A continually changing selection of beers from around NZ means that no two visits are ever the same. Stop for a drink or take a bottle...More

Thank SimonM902
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