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Hawthorn Lounge

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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A bit pricey but amazing drinks!

A little pretentious in that there's no sign outside and you just have to kinda find the unmarked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Our Favourite Place In Welly

As the title suggests, this was our favourite place in Wellington. The staff are fantastic, a big... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
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“red velvet”(5 reviews)
“speak easy”(4 reviews)
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...more
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2/82 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-890 3724
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Firstly this is a bar, not a restaurant.....and a pedigree one at that! My girlfriend and I visited Hawthorn while staying the night in Wellington. Sadly we were only in town one evening so wanted to maximise our experience. On entering, the bar has a...More

4  Thank Conor_2507
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little pretentious in that there's no sign outside and you just have to kinda find the unmarked door at the right address and then pull it open and then wander up the stairs...but after you do that, you find a quaint little bar with...More

Thank jsilverman83
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

As the title suggests, this was our favourite place in Wellington. The staff are fantastic, a big thank you to Patrick and the team; for creating a warm, friendly, interesting environment to enjoy great cocktails. My partner & I plan on moving to Wellington shortly...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for a night of cocktails especially Wellington on a plate. There were two of us and we were seated at a table. However after one drink we were then asked to shift to a bar seat when a larger group of people arrived....More

Thank Deanne D
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

It almost like entering a speak easy it’s almost imperceptible to find - but when you do it’s worth the search. Class is every glass. Brilliant mixologists. Great staff. Really comfortable seating and sofas. Great atmosphere. I would hazard to say probably one of the...More

Thank TheReefBoy
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Yes this is the best bar in NZ, yes the team are really helpful and professional. Nothing can be better than this place.

Reviewed 21 July 2018

Hidden hideaway gem with elite atmosphere. Fabulous service and amazing flavoured cocktails. Lovely warm fire where we toasted marshmallows. It was like going back in time. A must to visit.

Thank Gary I
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My fiancé and I stopped in for a cocktail after dinner and ended up spending a couple hours here. Sat in front of the fire, we let the bar staff surprise us with the most delicious cocktails. Quite a few cocktails later, with ambient jazz...More

Thank Malibu_Barbie_JennyW
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I came here on a business trip as a friend of mine highly recommended it. I felt so comfortable and relaxing here. The Mai Tai is very Hawaiian. And the flaming cocktail was amazing. The bartender was very creative. He didn’t have a standard recipe,...More

Thank everleaf
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Mediocre service, mediocre drinks. Nice ambiance but the rest does not hold up...... there are nicer places....

Thank tominnrw
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Our group had Negronis and Mojitos. Fantastic! Perfectly made. I watched the expert bartenders making all sorts of classics, and it was great to see the attention to detail. Leather sofas, jazz music completed the evening as the ambience was delightful. By the way, cigar...More

Thank wiiildbill
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