Hamilton drinking and nightlife

Craft Beer in Hamilton

Craft

Fifteen rotating taps of amber goodness flow at Craft, which is plenty to keep the city’s craft-beer buffs coming back. Brews from around NZ make a regular appearance, with occasional surprising additions from inter…
Brewery in Hamilton

Good George Brewing

Channelling a cool industrial vibe, the former Church of St George is now a shrine to craft beer. Order a flight of five beers ($15), and partner the hoppy heaven with wood-fired pizzas ($22) or main meals ($25 to $…
Craft Beer in Hamilton

Little George

The more central sibling to Good George Brewing, Little George is an excellent bar along Hood St’s nightlife strip. Beers from Good George are regularly featured, but guest taps also showcase other Kiwi craft brewer…
Bar in Hamilton

Local Taphouse

Part of Hamilton’s Sky City eating and drinking precinct, the Local Taphouse features locally sourced beers from the nearby regions of Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel. Food is served, including hearty pots of …
Cocktail Bar in Hamilton

Wonderhorse

Tucked away around 20m off Victoria St, Wonderhorse regularly features craft beers from niche local brewers including Shunters Yard and Brewaucracy. Vintage vinyl is often spinning on the turntable, and sliders and …
Cafe in Hamilton

SL28

Hamilton java-hounds and CBD desk jockeys in need of the city’s best coffee make tracks to this specialist coffee bar. If you know the difference between your Chemex and your cold brew and you’re searching for a sho…
Bar in Hamilton

House on Hood

House on Hood is a 1915 barn with lots of frosty drops to slake your thirst. Beer specials and meal deals abound, plus on Friday and Saturday nights, bands and DJs facilitate rhythm-filled good times on the spacious…