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Hidden hideaway gem with elite atmosphere. Fabulous service and amazing flavoured cocktails. Lovely... read more

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Gary I
Jazz music & marshmallows

My fiancé and I stopped in for a cocktail after dinner and ended up spending a couple hours here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
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With one of the best stocked back bars in Wellington, Hawthorn Lounge will take you on a journey of world class libations, from the 1920's classics, through the inspired modern cocktails of today, to their individual creative bespoke concoctions - a...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Hidden hideaway gem with elite atmosphere. Fabulous service and amazing flavoured cocktails. Lovely warm fire where we toasted marshmallows. It was like going back in time. A must to visit.

Thank Gary I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stopped in for a cocktail after dinner and ended up spending a couple hours here. Sat in front of the fire, we let the bar staff surprise us with the most delicious cocktails. Quite a few cocktails later, with ambient jazz...More

Thank Malibu_Barbie_JennyW
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I came here on a business trip as a friend of mine highly recommended it. I felt so comfortable and relaxing here. The Mai Tai is very Hawaiian. And the flaming cocktail was amazing. The bartender was very creative. He didn’t have a standard recipe,...More

Thank everleaf
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Mediocre service, mediocre drinks. Nice ambiance but the rest does not hold up...... there are nicer places....

Thank tominnrw
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Our group had Negronis and Mojitos. Fantastic! Perfectly made. I watched the expert bartenders making all sorts of classics, and it was great to see the attention to detail. Leather sofas, jazz music completed the evening as the ambience was delightful. By the way, cigar...More

Thank wiiildbill
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem in Wellington. Great range of drinks and more cocktails than usual. Staff are friendly and helpful, ambience is welcoming and relaxing. The only downside is it's small and there are not many seats - that however is part of its charm.

Thank Rdnkh
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I was so upset that I only found this great bar on my last night in Wellington! If I had more nights there, I would have definitely become a regular. The bar staff were brilliant and the cocktails were even better. Highly recommended!

Thank Vipasha M
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Tucked away upstairs. Slightly hidden which makes it even better. Wonderful little place. Great vibe. Great music. Excellent drinks. Something for all tastes. Can’t wait to visit again.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I love Hawthorne- it is constantly great! I love the way it is set out warm, cosy and staff are super welcoming. Cocktails are always amazing. The cocktail list is always changing so something new each time you go!!

Thank BenSmith21
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Difficult to find and access via 2 floors of very steep steps. Nice cosy vibe but the chairs are very uncomfortable and would benefit from more plush relaxing chairs as the current once are too upright for relaxing. There was a very poor choice of...More

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