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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-346 0976
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unlike the bible we are David and his 19 disciples, with bread & wine you feed many but with cheap drink and good music you entertain a nation 20 Scottish Young Farmers

Thank Colin F
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a meal here, attracted by the range of beer. we booked in for dinner. Beer was great, had a selection of various Ales and IPA's, the food however was very disappointing, we ordered Lamb Shanks and Pork Belly, both of which were spectacularly tasteless. If i were to go here again, I would stick to the beer and wine... More 

Thank Ikorel
Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a great lunch stop. Large selection of NZ craft brews on tap. Better than normal pub grub. Friendly service. Great place to stop if in need of lunch or a beer.

Thank Paul M
Foster, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the service and food. The brew burger was great and the home made chips were the best I have had. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The pizzas are great also. Thanks for a great meal and also great beers.

Thank LadyRachelB66
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a Sunday to try their local beers and listen to some live music. It seemed to be a popular place, and it's located in a collection of restaurants called "Eat Street", which seems to be a nice place to walk about. My husband liked the Crouchers Hef beer, but wasn't thrilled with the Pilsner. The Louisiana... More 

Thank mmdrn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great craft beer pub on eat street. Good selection of tasty beer and they do pub grub too. Friendly Scottish staff who know there beers and love a chat. Would recommend for one or many

Thank Chris Y
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I probably chose this place because they had 13 beers on tap but I was pleasantly surprised by the food. Calamari starter was as good as I have tasted in a long time and the fillet steak was very good. Great beer too.

Thank GerryW1952
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First i would like to mention that the only reason its not a 5/5 for me, is the surprisingly slow service we had,took an hr to serve the breakfast! Me and my wife had a breakfast at brew, we ordered pancakes, blt and coffe. The pancake was extremely good, was served with bananas and bacon and maple. Blt was good... More 

Thank Vlad M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Mel for your perfect hospitality. I would say the most professional waiting we've experienced in the last week in Auckland and Rotorua. A true asset. The Carnivore pizza is fantastic and thank goodness, finally a bar that serves Steinlager pure. We will definitely return.

1 Thank David W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar selling their own smashing craft beer with perfect food to match! I had a wonderful jerk chicken and black bean hummus burger, while my wife had the calamari. Neither could be faultered. Plenty of options for the kids on the kids menu, and even more for the big kids. Will not visit rotorua again without coming back.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-346 0976
BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.

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