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Hashigo Zake

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Address: 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number:
384-7300
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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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.

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Capital location for craft beers

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank ebinde
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 as home grown craft beers there are also imports from Australia and Japan as well... More 

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1 Thank paullegate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 entrees. The night we were there featured a tap "takeover" by two Danish and German... More 

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2 Thank Bzigas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 good beer, come here!

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1 Thank James R
DominicHZ, Owner at Hashigo Zake, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words James. More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 earthquake that hit NZ happened just three days prior and the city was still assessing... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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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 

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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.

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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
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16 reviews
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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.

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Thank Josh H
Tauranga, New Zealand
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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.

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Thank Mark J

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