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Mac’s Brew Bar

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Gastropub, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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136 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-486 4102
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Israel
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269 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had really excellent steaks, as well as a great selection of beers and side orders. The atmosphere is pleasant with good music. Definitely recommended.

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Thank B B
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this place with two of our grandchildren and were disappointed with the fact he food took a long time, despite not being very busy. Some of the dishes we wanted wer not available and neither of the two Pinot Noirs that were available by the glass were available. In saying that they did open a bottle of... More 

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Thank Brookesanna
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were an Italian team of 8 guys (3 girls and 5 boys) walking in the main Takapuna street and we were stopped by this good looking restaurant. Once we entered and had seat we started to order something​ to eat.. everything seemed fine and good till a ridiculous thing happened to us. We've been thrown out from the restaurant... More 

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Thank Claudiotkd88
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here for a nice dinner before a stroll on Takapuna Beach. Unfortunately we got more than we bargained for thanks to a Stag Do party and a Bar Manager who was not at all concerned about his other clientele. Within minutes of arriving the Police came in to the venue and arrested one of the... More 

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Thank nomadmattm
HurstmereRdBrewbar, Owner at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We are very sorry to hear that you didn't have the great experience that most of our customers have. In support of our team we'd like to give you the facts about what was an incredibly unique and unusual scenario... We have no need of security personnel on a Saturday during the day, so our manager didn't have anyone... More 

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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The staff are really friendly and give great service! I was sat at a table and got drinks and food delivered! Live music was brilliant shame the guy finished at 18:30! Will come back here

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Thank Nicnac23
HurstmereRdBrewbar, General Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Thanks, Nicnac! We have amazing live acts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so looking forward to seeing you again More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our group ended up being a lot larger than expected and the team did a fabulous job. They got absolutely slammed on a Monday night, and all of the staff remained focused and calm. A testament to the great leadership there, from what we could tell! :)

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Thank MelWri
HurstmereRdBrewbar, General Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for the kind words. We're very lucky to have such a great team working with us and lucky as well to have customers like yourself :) More 

Orewa, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

From the minute we walked in, the service was fantastic. our waiter, Dominic, was friendly , funny and very efficient. 3 of us took his recommendation to have the roast pork, and we were not disappointed. The other 3 meals were just as good . There was live music when we first arrived, and it was a little loud to... More 

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1 Thank Aprilholiday_13
HurstmereRdBrewbar, General Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words and we agree - Dom is a fine young man! Very glad you enjoyed your experience and we'll see you again :) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Have gone there for meals or just a drink after work and it's always good. The drinks are quite generous in size as are the food portions. The food is pretty good as well and reasonably priced. It's not to crowded with plenty of room between tables. Love the groups of sofas great when there's a group of you, also... More 

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Thank Layne L
HurstmereRdBrewbar, General Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Layne! More 

Auckland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Good staff, wide range of drinks including excellent cocktails and tasty food menu. Good place to refresh yourself after a day working/play/sightseeing or before a show at the Bruce Mason Theatre or Pumphouse

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Thank trevord612
HurstmereRdBrewbar, Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Trevor, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

What a waste of time and space. To walk in to have a drink with a group and a meal - no we have served last drinks - we are closing...

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Thank Peter M
HurstmereRdBrewbar, Manager at Mac’s Brew Bar, responded to this review

Hey Peter, thanks for taking the time to let us know and sorry you didn't have a good experience. We are licenced until 1am but usually close much earlier on weeknights. Having said that, 8.50pm would be a very early close for us generally speaking and we'd love a little more info about when exactly it was that you came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-486 4102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?