Below is a list of the top and leading Beer Halls in Hamilton. To help you find the best Beer Halls located near you in Hamilton, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Beer Halls:
The top rated Beer Halls in Hamilton are:
- Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom – serves unique fresh brews
- Speights Ale House – award-winning traditional beers and ales
- The Local Taphouse – special brews on tap for customers to enjoy
- The Helm Bar & Kitchen – local and international beer paired with delicious meals
- Cook Street Social – beer hall where social norms do not apply
Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom
Brewaucracy Brewery & Taproom was the idea of Phil Muray and Greig McGill. The duo established the beer hall to introduce their beloved beer styles to the Hamilton community. Though they did not make triple dry-hopped IPA’s they are proud of their brews that can be enjoyed with their meal offerings. Guests can check out their taps and even sample them. They can choose from English Barleywine style beers, Belgian Tripel style beers or try Brewaucracy’s unique brews. The duo loves to showcase beer from local producers and international brewers and you can likewise sample these brews when you visit them.
Red Dead Retraction, Bean Counter, Litany of Lies: Lies # 8, Pink Tide, Fresh Beer, Cider & Kombucha
“Clean and tidy, classy little taproom. Beers are as tasty as their names are clever. A nice feature is the availability of 280, 400 or 588ml pours so you can easily sample a wider range or indulge in a pint or three of a favourite, as the mood takes you.” –Nathan Gracie-Raitt
Speights Ale House
Speights Ale House can be found tucked in between the famous Waikato River and Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand. The beer hall presents a lovely place where people can meet before or after any sporting event or concert. They have contemporary facilities and amenities at the bar but its interior and decorations exude that country vibe mixed with schist rock. From their wooden beam to their copper pipings you would feel the unmistakeable southern atmosphere at the bar. Their multi-awarded traditional ales and beers are best paired with their ‘Moa’ or ‘Arran’s Sore Ribs’.
Food, Speight’s Gold Medal Ale, Triple Hop Pilsner, Old Dark, Distinction Ale, Summer Lager, Summer Ultra, Mid Ale, Empire IPA & Cider
“Go here regularly for Tuesday quiz. Phil is a bloody champion. Food and beer is great too.” –Johannes Andersen
The Local Taphouse
The Local Taphouse is Hamilton Central’s source of the freshest brews. It is an integral part of the neighbourhood where friends casually meet for a drink and colleagues drop by to share a meal. Their brews are on tap which means there will be more ways to enjoy their signature offering. An on-site brewing tank is available for everybody to enjoy and an indoor and outdoor area is built for live music sessions that add excitement to the atmosphere. You can choose from their cider and local craft beers that are best served with freshly prepared bar food.
Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Pilsner, IPA, Doris Plum Cider, Giesen RSV Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Giesen RSV Vineyard Selection Chardonnay, Haha Pinot Gris, Food
“Big fan. Got some choice inu (drinks) on tap. Ideal location for work or casual catch-ups.” –Avi Gandhi
The Helm Bar & Kitchen
The Helm Bar & Kitchen has a huge open area for guests to enjoy. Diners and visitors can head over their garden bar and try their draught beers either made locally or sourced from trusted international brewers. They have a modern indoor area where people can enjoy watching their favourite games on the big screen and a dedicated space for the restaurant patrons. When you need a place to celebrate, The Helm is a perfect choice with its convenient location on Hamilton’s city fringe.
On Tap, By The Bottle, Aromatics, Wines, Cocktails, Non-Alcoholics, Food
“Great service and friendly staff. The pub grub is also really good! I will be back when back in town. Cheers.” –Gary McGuire
Cook Street Social
Cook Street Social is a beer hall located in Hamilton, New Zealand. The place was established to be a dedicated space for people wanting to relieve their stresses through a serving of their beloved beers and sumptuous meals. It is where people meet up either for a day of chilling or celebrate an achievement or special moment. Friends and like-minded people are welcome at the pub that is touted as one special area where social norms do not apply. Try their best-tasting beers or ciders and be inspired to explore more and pursue your dreams.
Pizza, Platter, Banquet, Good George On Tap, Cider, Wine, Good George On Gin
“Been there today with a friend. The first impression was fine, ample place, lots of seats and a friendly atmosphere. Waiters were fast to attend customers and serving food. We had two different beers made in house, IPA and another one that I forgot. We had as jugs, a large and a regular one. Tasted very good, worth every drop.” –Mauricio Kimura