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Friday, 17 April 2015 11:36

Paella night at Basque Tonight!

Make us your Friday night Hopstock dinner stop, and see our mighty paella pan in action!

Enough to feed an army (of about 50), this tasty Spanish paella is prepared with tiger prawns, mussels, chorizo, free range chicken, veggies and saffron rice.

Perfect with a decent pint; even better with a fresh hopped collab with two of the finest breweries in NZ - Hallertau and Liberty.

We'll be serving it up from 4.30pm tonight, Friday 17th April, at the front entrance of Basque, so you can all see the beaut for yourselves. 

Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

Paella night at Basque

Where: Basque
When: Friday 17th April from 4:30pm - late
How: Go to Basque. Buy paella. Eat. Mmmmm...

See our mighty paella pan in action! Enough to feed an army (of about 50), this tasty Spanish paella is prepared with tiger prawns, mussels, chorizo, free range chicken, veggies and saffron rice.

Perfect with a decent pint; even better with a fresh hopped collab with two of the finest breweries in NZ - Hallertau and Liberty.

We'll be serving it up from 4.30pm on Friday 17th April at the front entrance of Basque, so you can all see the beaut for yourselves. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:35

Help Us Raise The Bar!

When we realised that number 8 Courtenay Place had a flat rooftop begging out for occupation, and a landlord that agreed it was a great idea having people being on it we got quite excited. Who doesn’t love a rooftop bar? Who doesn’t like peering down upon life below and feeling on top of it all? Unfortunately we were told by our bank manager that it wasn’t going to happen without a high interest loan, so we thought we’d put it out there to the Wellingtonians who know what Wellington needs – an awesome rooftop bar! So this is us appealing to those who want to hang out on the roof in summer to join in with us on our journey. We believe that it's our customers that make a place what it is, and we want you to take pride in seeing this develop with your assistance.

Recently opened Basque is a collaboration by three friends, Maria Boyle, Lydia Suggate and Stacey Walsh who between them (and a couple of other friends) also own the successful Little Beer Quarter, Beach Babylon and Bebemos. Basque was born from travels in the Basque region of Spain, bringing the food, Spanish wine and an interesting range of their craft beer to Wellington and fusing it with the best our windy city has to offer.

The rooftop will be fitted out with heaters and retractable awnings to let in the Wellington sun whenever possible, or block out that wind. A haven above the Courtenay revelers, with great craft beer, tapas, paella, burgers, cocktails, Spanish and NZ wines.

We've put together a budget, revised it many times, and we still need another $30,000 to get it there. Any more than that pledged will ensure it's got all those lovely extras such as more good beers on tap, and even better heating and protection from the elements so it'll be winterproofed also.

The plans have been submitted to council and we’re aiming to be open mid January. For that we need you! Depending on your contribution, you can be a Basque Social Club member for life with benefits like a discount, yearly members party, birthday bar tab, you can hire the space for functions with no hire charge, and more. We won’t take your money until all plans are approved by the powers that be.

Pledges can be made on PledgeMe here: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2871-be-a-part-of-wellington-s-first-central-city-rooftop-bar

Come and talk to us, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can arrange for you to have a look at the site preconstruction and answer any questions you may have.

Come and join Behemoth tonight (Thurs 20th November from 5pm) here at Basque for the Wellington launch of their Hopped up on Pils, a new hoppy NZ Pilsner that will be availale in bottles year round.

Going to be an awesome beer for summer at 5% ABV, and loaded with NZ hop flavours and Aromas; think orange and tropical flavours!

We will have some amazing Tapas food to go along with it!

See you tonight!

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/356982007801638