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Craft Beer Depot

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Great little spot

A funky (divey) decor and excellent beer selection made for a fun visit to CBD. It's tucked away... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Napier, New Zealand
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Great little hideaway

Ok.... so it’s not on the beautiful Nelson waterfront - but you know what.... it doesn’t really... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“back alley”(3 reviews)
“nice beer”(3 reviews)
Nelsons one-stop shop for everything Craft Beer in New Zealand. Specialty craft beer Bar, shop, Rigger (growler/flagon) fillery, music & events venue and Beer Garden. Information center for New Zealand brewing, hops, malt, breweries, distilleries...more
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70 Achilles Avenue | Wakatu Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2126
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All reviews great selection back alley nice beer on tap shopping square great friendly staff these guys cbd achilles laneway knowledge nz bloke
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A funky (divey) decor and excellent beer selection made for a fun visit to CBD. It's tucked away but well worth the effort to find if you like quirky venues with good craft beer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Ok.... so it’s not on the beautiful Nelson waterfront - but you know what.... it doesn’t really matter. Great selection of beers, warm but low key staff, kooky dj playing reggae tunes and a handful of tables filled with both locals and visitors. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwiscanfly30
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Found the Craft Beer Depot down a little hidden alley. The atmosphere was great and staff was very helpful explaining to us the different beers. Would visit again !

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LeonM920
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous evening spent with Brandon and 10 fabulous craft beers. A very memorable evening - watch out, we’ll be back!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HeliviewFlights
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent spot, sell everything they pour, which is a great selection of NZ's and overseas best craft beers. Fantastic spot to hang out, play games or even work on a laptop while enjoy a pint. Super friendly service and very helpful

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nick M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

10 beers, 3 not sour / saison. I understand the flavour of the month thing but let’s not get too carried away. Strolled in mid-arvo on a week day so perhaps expecting too much but got little more than a grunt from the bloke behind...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mjhorgo
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great place to go have a drink. Great friendly staff! Yes it is a bit pricey. Good Atmosphere but does need some more live bands! I love that it is hidden away down Achilles Ave, so do recommend making it easier to find (but not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aamethyst
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Sierra pale ale was around $10.00 per bottle. In the U.S., you'll pay $1.00. In the Cook Islands (where it's more difficult to import) I paid $3.00 per bottle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RoryH99
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Hidden away in Achilles Avenue is the perfect spot to sample a vast array of craft beers. The staff are super knowledgeable but not pushy. There are 10 craft beers on tap that change regularly plus numerous more in bottles/cans. You can sample the beers...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tracey650
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Found this place pretty average, nothing stand out about it. Has potential but not hitting the mark at this stage. We were there on a Monday night so can’t except too much in terms of the atmosphere. Don’t have much in the way of food.

Date of experience: March 2018
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