Brewery Tasting Room & Off Licence

The Tuatara Brewery tasting room is a non-pretentious, casual, and relaxed environment - and while not a full blown pub, we still encourage great hospitality and sociability.  Everyone is welcome - from beer connoisseurs on strict tasting business, to work groups popping in for an after work pint or two. Visit us and taste our superbly fresh range of beer and maybe even a bite to eat - food is available during all hours of service from our Tasting Room menu (see below).

A visit to our tasting room is a great chance to rub shoulders with our award-winning brewers, who frequent the licensed area to carry out all the important "quality control"; it's a contractual obligation - honestly!

You can take a little Tuatara home with you too! We sell our beer in single bottles, 6 packs, and in flagons ranging from 1L up to 2.85L. Feel free to bring your own flagon to fill, provided it is of an obvious or labelled volume.

Additionally we have some awesome Tuatara merchandise such as t-shirts, bottle openers, and beer glasses to let you boast about Tuatara's greatness to your friends.


Contact & Hours

Phone: 0508 TUATARA
Manager: Bev Harley

Off Licence Sales & On Premise Sales & Food:

Wed & Thurs: 3pm - 7pm
Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm

The Tasting Room is closed on all Public Holidays. 

Available for functions; please contact Bev to organise.


Directions & Public Transport

Click here to view directions and public transport details from Wellington City to Tuatara Brewery.


Food Menu

We offer the following food options - some would say perfect beer drinking food!

Chippies - $4
Biersticks - $7 - Served hot with mustard
Breads & Dips - $12 - Served with hummus, pesto, Leafy Ridge Oil and flatbread. ADD L'amour En Cage Chicken Liver Pâte - $6
Nachos - $10.50 - Served w/ spicy beans, melted cheese & sour cream
Meat Nachos - $15.50 - Served w/ chorizo, onion, mushroom, jalapeno, spicy beans, melted cheese & sour cream
Cheese Platter - $18.50 - Three cheeses served with fruit paste & crackers
Antipasto Platter - $26.50 - A selection of cured meats, cheese, olives, hummus, pesto & crackers

PIZZA (Also available to take away)

Garlic - $11.50 - Crispy base with Tuatara garlic paste, mozzarella and herbs.
Cheese - $11.50 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, mozzarella and herbs.
Margherita - $13.50 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, fresh tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil.
Hot 'n' Spicy - $16.00 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, chorizo, jalapeno, onion, mozzarella and a drizzle of hot sauce.
Classic - $17.00 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, salami, chorizo, kransky sausage, onions, mushroom and mozzarella.
Smoked Chicken - $17.00 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, smoked chicken, mushrooms, artichoke, onion and mozzarella.
Smoked Chicken, Cranberry & Brie - $17.00 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, smoked chicken, cranberry, brie and mozzarella.
Vegetarian - $17.00 - Crispy base with Tuatara tomato sauce, mushrooms, artichokes, capers, sundried tomato, olives, onions and mozzarella.

(Gluten-free Paleo bases available for an extra $4)


Tuatara Merchandise

T-shirts $35-$45
Bottle Openers $10
Beer Glasses (425ml Crown / 425ml Tulip) $10 each
Box of Tuatara Delights (500ml Pilsner + 500ml APA + 425ml branded Goblet glass) 

Tuatara merchandise is also available online.