We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hashigo Zake

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 384-7300
Website
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
Description:

Hashigo Zake is New Zealand's most single minded beer outlet - defiantly...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Cozy and welcoming venue

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Robin H
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 46: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 earthquake that hit NZ happened just three days prior and the city was still assessing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robin H
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 it wasn't very busy. Bartender was helpful with suggestions based on our tastes. Had a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cmat07
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 Mike's VCP..YUM! Staff are very welcoming and friendly and nice mix of age groups among... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gizmo776
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank T6494GLmatts
DominicHZ, Owner at Hashigo Zake, responded to this review

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 figure out how this happened, as we had the impression that everyone in the bar... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Helpful?
Thank Josh H
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

Helpful?
Thank Mark J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
162 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find but well worth it. The food is excellent and the beer selection unique and impressive. The staff are friendly and know their stuff.

Helpful?
Thank JDA60
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This place has a terrific selection of beers, is actually a MUST stop when in Wellington. Staff seemed very knowledgeable and passionate, prices were very reasonable. The atmosphere was OK, is very "rock" kind of environment.

Helpful?
Thank greentan
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

For craft beer lovers, Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar serves one of the best range of craft beers in the city. The staff are very knowledgeable and great at recommending their local and international brands to suit a variety of tastes. My "out of town" friends (who love craft beers) had been recommended they try this hideaway bar, and so... More 

Helpful?
Thank DeborahDeNard
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

One of the best of many craft beers in this wonderful city! With the added bonus of free charging of phones. The staff are very helpful and know their stuff!

Helpful?
Thank Rhys L

Travellers who viewed Hashigo Zake also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Hashigo Zake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hashigo Zake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?