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Wellington is a beer lover's dream, with plenty of bars serving the best local drops. Lonely Planet even named us 2017's best beer destination in New Zealand - cheers to that.
Perched at the top of Cuba Street in a garage-turned-brewbar, HeyDay Beer Co adds a touch of whimsy to the local craft beer scene. Decked out with mint green interiors and flourishes of pink (plus flamingos), you'll find in-house beers on tap and plenty of outdoor seating.
Joining a bevy of new joints down Leeds Street, is newcomer to the craft beer scene, Fortune Favours. Housed in an old industrial building, you'll find regularly changing house brews and a simple cheese and meats focused menu.
Tucked away off Ghuznee St, Husk is home to Choice Bros brewery and Karamu Coffee, combining two of the capital's favourite pasttimes in one great spot.
Expect live music, pizza and local art donning the walls. If it's a nice day we recommend taking your craft beer outdoors and lounging in Glover Park on Rogue and Vagabond's plush beanbags. You might even spot resident bulldog Bruce.
In the premises of a former policeman's bar, Hashigo Zake has become an underground haven for the serious beer fan. Their tap lineup is unfailingly interesting, and their fridges always stocked with the best brews from around the Pacific Rim.
On the eastern fringe of the CBD you'll find The Hop Garden - one of the most agreeable places to enjoy a beer you'll ever encounter.
Overhanging vine greenery and natural light create the welcome illusion that you're outside, and on a fine day the rooftop Top Garden is an ideal destination.
With 18 taps of craft beer and cider, you won't be going thirsty at Bethel Woods. Pair your brew with something from their menu of low and slow smoked meats with all the best sides.
Hidden away down Edward St, Little Beer Quarter (LBQ to its mates) is not a place you'll likely stumble across. This cosy joint boasts 14 taps, two handpulls and around 100 bottled varieties in the fridge.
Looking for somewhere to eat while you get stuck into craft beer on tap? Grill Meats Beer has heaps of our favourite craft beers on offer to match with a hearty burger or steak, Shepherd has a brilliant selection of brews from around Aotearoa and further afield, and Bebemos pairs beer with spicy South American flavours.