Hawthorn Lounge
Hawthorn Lounge
4.5
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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With one of the best stocked back bars in Wellington, Hawthorn Lounge will take you on a journey of world class libations, from the 1920's classics, through the inspired modern cocktails of today, to their individual creative bespoke concoctions - a specialty of the house.
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Dianne C
Waikanae, New Zealand435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
There is absolutely nothing at street level to let you know that Hawthorn Lounge is one storey up above your head. But here you are, so open the door. Inside you are faced with steep, dirty stairs. Up. On the landing, more of the steep dirty stairs to the left,and something that looks a bit cleaner and brighter ahead. Ignore clean and bright. Go left. Nearly there. Pause. Read the house rules notice - it gives you a sense of how you are expected to behave in this establishment. Inside is a long bar with a wall of bottles and two rather debonair-looking chaps making drinks, stuffed sofas, a few tables, low lighting, soft jazz. It’s a cocktail bar. Or champagne. There is a small menu of their house specialty cocktails, but you could undoubtedly get anything you wanted. We chose one of the house specials. $25. LOTS of alcohol topped with warm cream and probably whisked egg white, which made it a bit fluffy. The charming waitress repeatedly filled our water glasses so we didn’t get plastered. Open until 3am. I am told (not by them) that when the place is full, they close the street level door to save folk the slog up the stairs only to find there are no seats available. Delighted to find Wellington has such a place. A treat.
Written 4 September 2023
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rwgrncrd
Chicago, IL471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A classic speakeasy hidden up a flight of stairs. Excellent drinks served by great staff in a cool space.

1920’s decor, leather chairs and knowledgeable staff.

We loved sitting at the bar and chatting with the bartenders while they mixed the drinks. Matt was great to talk to and all the stuff shared places to visit in Wellington.

And the drinks taste great.
Written 27 March 2023
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Holly
Taupo, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic hidden gem. The personable and knowledgeable staff make this lounge the best place for a decent high quality cocktail in Wellington. Kudos to Devon and the team. We will be back!
Written 14 January 2023
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chitake
New Plymouth, New Zealand486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Really cool bar. Hard to find up
Up stairs never saw a sign. Small great bartenders selection atmosphere. Volume etc. great. Did not eat there but spent a couple of good hours. Excellent place to meet friends
Written 15 May 2022
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TerylC
Upper Hutt, New Zealand93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
We had a great experience here and after our dinner booking we went straight back. The drinks were sensational and service beyond expectations. We will be back very soon
Written 19 February 2022
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dfaughey
Nelson, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Outstanding service and gorgeous drinks by a friendly and professional team.
Visited here with my girlfriend and some friends recently. We had a lovely time. Highly recommend Hawthorn if you're visiting Wellington.
Written 2 August 2021
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jen101Auckland
auckland104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Start or finish here. Lovely ambiance, good list of whiskeys, good service. Intimate setting, worth finding
Written 26 December 2020
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Loved visiting this small hidden cocktail bar for a few drinks. Great service and friendly knowledgeable staff. Old fashioned setting, music and atmosphere.
Written 18 August 2020
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Bill D
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Love this lounge
OK its hard to find but worth the search.
Cosy and intimate almost expect Al Capone to wark in!
If you like whisky cocktails try the Rapscalion
Written 12 July 2020
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Layne L
Auckland, New Zealand135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Really fun quirky bar, had pre dinner drinks here and while a little pricey, it's worth it!! They have an amazing cocktail list which can be expensive but it's worth it for a special occasion. The wine list is ok but the vibe and the service were superb, it's dark, has fantastic music and feels like a 1920's speak easy. the barman on our visit was fantastic and knew his stuff, making recommendations based on previous drinks.

It can be a bit hard to find but a great place to visit.
Written 31 May 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM



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