Hastings & Around drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Craft Beer in Hastings & Around

GodsOwn Brewery

This super microbrewery 22km east of Hastings is run from a safari tent, a caravan and a few outdoor tables. On a compact brewing set-up, traditional European beer styles like biere de gardes and saisons are crafted…
Bar in Hastings & Around

Common Room

There's pretty much nothing wrong with this hip little bar in central Hastings: cheery staff, bar snacks, craft beer, local wines, a creative retro interior, a garden bar, Persian rugs, live music and a tune-scape r…
Craft Beer in Hastings & Around

Brave Brewing Co

Brave's cool and compact tasting room on the edge of central Hastings showcases its own brews – ask if the Tigermilk IPA is available – and regular guest beers from brewing mates around the country. Curious beer fan…
Cocktail Bar in Hastings & Around

Hugo Chang

When the lights go down over Havelock North and a hush falls over the vine rows, over-25s with a yearning for some urban savvy head for Hugo Chang – a tucked-away, Asian-themed bar serving up cocktails, local wines …
Bar in Hastings & Around

Diva

All day and all night (well, almost) Diva delivers a sexy fusion of orange, black and chocolatey timber – the backdrop for bar snacks, bistro-style meals, Hawke's Bay wines and killer cocktails (try the Long Island …
Brewery in Hastings & Around

Filter Room

Surrounded by orchards, these folks proffer beers and ciders all brewed on-site, plus tasting trays and belly-filling food (mains $12 to $25 – burgers, salads, lamb shanks...). Evening hours extend from December to …
Pub in Hastings & Around

Rose & Shamrock

A carpeted, dark-wood, Brit-style boozer complete with 27 globe-trotting beers on tap, usually including a few local Hawke's Bay brews. Quiz nights and hearty all-day pub grub (mains $16 to $29) make this a Havelock…
Bar in Hastings & Around

Loading Ramp

This lofty timber space pulls a mixed crowd of young 'uns and seasoned drinkers, here to watch the All Blacks on the big screen, sip Monteith's or chow on tapas (or all three). Also offers big pubby meals (mains $23…