Hanging Ditch

Hanging Ditch, Wellington: Hours, Address, Hanging Ditch Reviews: 4.5/5

Hanging Ditch
4.5
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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carol j
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,512 contributions
I found a diamond in an alley
Mar 2021 • Friends
I found a diamond in an alley off Dixon street.
On entering you are greeted by staff who throughout are attentive and courteous.
Great ambiance in a dimly lit bar with candles glowing in bottles making this bar very cosy and intimate.
The attraction is not only the variety of cocktails and craft beers on offer, but also the bar persons.
Above the bar are bottles hanging by bungees which create a show when ordering any of their tantalising cocktails..
The Vulture chilli tequila cocktail will rid any covid.
They have snacks of cheese and olives and nibbles on offer .
You cannot come to Wellington without a visit here.
Written 4 March 2021
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Sarah
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Nice place, very slow service
Oct 2020
Here with a few colleagues for a few Wednesday drinks. It’s a very cool bar but the service is terrible. It takes 25 minutes just to get a basic cocktail and 50 minutes to get a toasted sandwich. I wish it was better because it meant we had a bad time.
Written 22 October 2020
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Kara
2 contributions
Highly recommend
Jun 2020 • Solo
Been going here for years! Love this place! Great even if you are by yourself. Open all week, even on public holidays. Highly recommend!
Written 15 June 2020
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Rosebank430
Gore, New Zealand283 contributions
Quirky bar
Oct 2019
Hanging Ditch is such a quirky place to visit. Compact space with a great ambiance. The bar is awesome - bottles hanging from the ceiling. Staff very attentive providing slick service. Can definitely recommend as a place to visit in central Wellington.
Written 14 October 2019
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orderscope
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions
Terrible
May 2019 • Couples
Wow! Recommended by my partner to try this place. Hosted in by a great welcoming guy who explained the menu then left outside.

Boy did our experience go down hill we decided to move onto couches when the bar man with glasses left the bar mid payment by a group of patrons.

He proceeded to rush over to myself and partner and say 'Hey if you sit here and a group walks in you have to move. We were understanding and moved back to our table.

I asked if he could make a particular classic cocktail he stopped me and said. 'Um I have to go take this payment '

We left. Rude barman.

Gutterd as the atmosphere was great.

A good refresher on service needed to the barman with glasses on the 16.05.2019.
Written 16 May 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your review - we’re sorry the experience was a negative one for you. We’re glad you found the couches so appealing - we think so too! Unfortunately we do have a house policy that the couches are reserved for larger groups, as we only have a very limited number of seats in the bar. Our apologies again for any confusion. If you’d like to contact us to have a chat about anything please email manager@hangingditch.co.nz Hope to hear from you soon. The Hanging Ditch team
Written 23 May 2019
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James B
6 contributions
Perfect
May 2018 • Solo
If you want to find a truly world class cocktail bar look no further. I'm especially impressed with the affordable list cocktails however the staff are going to cater to any taste so don't hesitate to ask for a little something different as they're exceptionally accommodating.
Written 18 April 2019
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Laurence B
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions
Great little tucked away find....but oh so worth looking for
Mar 2019 • Friends
Perfect for great cocktails and some ooooh so good wines. Service and decor make this a little treasure well worth searching for in this up and coming area of Wellington
Written 13 March 2019
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Annie2008UK
UK327 contributions
Attractive decor but a very disappointing experience
Jan 2019 • Friends
We visited on a Sunday evening and it was practically deserted but I could see how this venue could potentially generate a good atmosphere on a busier evening. However while I sat waiting for our drinks enjoying staring at all the bottles dangling from the ceiling over the empty bar, my initial optimism slowly ebbed away.
I felt that the cocktails, while seemingly professionally prepared by the barman, involved more ice than I would have liked and were served in plain horrible glasses. My own cocktail, which had a promisingly beautiful and lengthy description in the menu, appeared before me in a ghastly, cheap, standard wine glass and looked utterly boring. It tasted nice but certainly not as special as the menu or the price promised.
My companions had something involving smoke, which looked scientifically prepared and tasted interesting, but again there was a lack of finesse in the final presentation. They did get a cocoa bean each, served unceremoniously in a glass bowl, but given we were the only people in there, I was disappointed I didn't get one too. We even had to ask twice for our bowl of olives.
When we left I noticed that the bar directly next door was very lively.
Written 20 January 2019
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,090 contributions
Great Cocktails & Ambience
Jan 2019 • Friends
We are regulars here on pretty much every date night that i get to share with the missus.
Its in a great location close to heaps if other cool bars/eateries and has its own unique style. The bottles hanging from the ceiling is certainly unique.
Great menu and snack options to keep you there (and interested) all night.
Written 19 January 2019
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KT C
39 contributions
Cocktails ... all you need to know
Dec 2018 • Friends
First time patron, birthday drinks with friends. Knowledgeable mixologists who looked like a young Johnny Depp, additional points! Hidden gem, highly recommended, will return!
Written 10 December 2018
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