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The 7 Best Places For Chicken Wings In Wellington

In the mood to feast on some tasty chicken wings in Wellington? We’ve got you covered. From classic fried chicken joints to creative – and super spicy! – sauces, wing lovers are well looked after in this city.

Grab some friends and settle in for a messy and delicious wing fest at these essential spots…

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1. The Green Man Pub

This Irish-meets-Kiwi bar in CBD has it all: great beer, live sports, a buzzing atmosphere and tasty bar bites. There’s lots of classic snacks on the menu, but their chicken wings are a must-eat. Choose from a tangy BBQ sauce to fiery flavours like their ‘Total Molecular Disintegration’.

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2. Soul Shack

For authentic American soul food and tasty Nashville-style fried chicken, Soul Shack always hits the spot. There’s incredible fried chicken thighs on top of fluffy waffles as well as juicy n’ crunchy wings that come slathered in hot sauce. These bad boys are a real treat.

3. The Pickle Jar

This popular, friendly Karori pub is an essential place to come for some of the tastiest chicken wings in Wellington. They serve up free range American-style wings,  which come in two yummy flavours. Take your pick from a BBQ sauce with sesame seeds, or a hot buffalo sauce with ranch dip. *drools*

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4. Tequila Joe’s

Looking to wash down those wings with a drink or two? This is the place to come. Tequila Joe’s is a Margarita, Mexican Beer and Tequila Bar – aka, perfection. They focus on Mexican and American eats using local NZ ingredients for dishes that are full of flavour. Their plump buffalo wings come with a choice of seven sauces and are a real crowdpleaser.

5. Mr Go’s

This superb Asian fusion eatery serves hands down the best Korean fried wings in the city. They come with a smokey Korean BBQ sauce and are double fried for that authentic extra-crispy skin. One bite of these (a nice portion of 10!) and you’ll be instantly addicted.

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6. Mama Brown

With a tagline of ‘treat yourself’, you can be sure that the food at Mama Brown is proper indulgent comfort food. There’s everything from juicy burgers to tacos, but the wings are too good to miss. Their tender and succulent chicken wings come coated in your choice of spicy buffalo sauce, or sweet & smoky BBQ sauce.

7. The Rogue and Vagabond

This lively craft beer bar has a daily-changing beer menu and seriously great things to eat. Case in point? Their chicken wings, which are the ultimate dish to nibble on over an ice cold beer. Stop by on Wednesdays when the wings are just 77c for a whopper feed.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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