Hanging Ditch

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

Hanging Ditch
4.5
4:30 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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Small quirky cocktail bar located in the Hannah's factory courtyard. Featuring themed menus, cosy surroundings and over 150 spirits and liqueurs that hang from the ceiling! We have established ourselves amongst the growing cocktail scene of Wellington. Specialising in quirky drinks, classic cocktails and a relaxed service.
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dkdaneshprasad
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It's pretty good outlet for a date, good selection of cocktail as well.
Lady was hospitable

I would suggest of you can add few more snack
Which will improve customer satisfaction
Written 3 December 2021
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Hi Daneshprasad, Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed our service and range of cocktails. Appreciate the feedback on our snack selection. Unfortunately, as we are a cocktail bar first and foremost, we have no plans to increase the food selection. However, you are more than welcome to bring in your own food from one of the many great street food options around Wellington. Hope you pop back in again soon! Cheers, Jack
Written 13 December 2021
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FCB
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
I went with a work group a few months ago and was amazed that there was NO fresh fruit in the cocktails which were adorned with dehydrated slices of fruit ,
So - no fresh lime , lemon or orange in your cocktail which means a Mohito a gin or a negroni is out!!
The barman told me that it was quicker for them to use lemon or orange 🍊 essence spray instead of the real thing!!!
Appalled- would never go back
Written 5 July 2021
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Hi DrFCR, Thank you for your review. Indeed, we do not have fresh fruit for garnishes. This is to help reduce waste. Instead, we use a selection of garnishes which have long shelf lives, such as dehydrated citrus and fruit sprays. It's also a point of difference that we believe makes us stand out from other cocktails bars. We make our fruit sprays ourselves, and have found them to be very popular amongst customers. We always stock lime, lemon, orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry, and grapefruit juice. As such, we can make most classic cocktails, and I can also assure you that negronis and mojitos are readily available. The negroni is actually one of our most popular drinks. Apologies that you did not enjoy Hanging Ditch for this reason, but I hope you pop back in one day and give us another chance. Thanks, Jack
Written 19 July 2021
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carol j
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,717 contributions
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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Hi Carol, Thank you for you review Carol! Great to hear you enjoyed your time at Hanging Ditch, I've passed all your positive comments into the team. We can't wait to welcome you back. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Jack
Written 19 July 2021
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Sarah
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
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
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
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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Thank you for your review! Great to hear how much you enjoyed Hanging Ditch. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 19 July 2021
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orderscope
Wellington, New Zealand39 contributions
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
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 Zealand37 contributions
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
UK332 contributions
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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Hanging Ditch is open:
  • Sun - Thu 4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM


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