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Golden Bear Brewing Company

Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Mapua
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- May 3, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Loved the fact that is locally brewed on the premises, owner and brewer served us and able to discuss the beer, talk about his processes and just loved being there. I'm not a beer drinker but had to taste a few and loved them. My husband on he other hand is a great beer lover and enjoyed the IPA Amercian... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Located right by the Mapua Wharf the Golden Bear Brewery is a great location to have a beer in the summer sun. The only down side is that it isn't open during the winter. The selection of beer is awesome, well worth the trip off the main road down into Mapua.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Very friendly atmosphere. Locals came and joined us at our table which we welcomed. There was nothing to dislike about it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you are tasting the beers of the region, don't miss the beers at Mapua Wharf! Golden Bear beers are superb.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Tic Toc is a wonderful brew and it is a great location, with a great out door area to enjoy the sun.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Mapua waterfront is a great location for this - we had so much fun drinking the fantastic beer, listening to live music and watching life go by :).

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Excellent brews, in the New World styles that mean lots of hops and great flavours - that said there are also a good selection of goodies like Porter, Belgian styles and a reasonable wine list. Pleasant, understated environment, and decent, straightforward food. Best place for a drink in Mapua if you want a good drop in a relaxed, fairly quiet... More

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Richmond, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Sitting next to the dock sipping a great pale ale, eating a tasty burrito, and listening to fun music defines the perfect brewpub experience and Golden Bear does it perfect. Golden Bear serves mexican food (owner is from LA originally) and does it well. Other patrons were getting fish and chips that looked great from a neighboring restaurant as well.... More

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Mapua
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Another reason to visit Mapua. Yummy mexican and american fare to accompany craft beers and local wines. The line up of local musicians really makes the GB a destination. Call first to make sure they are open!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Sipping a cool beer with friends in the famous Nelson sun whilst listening to local artists and watching the tide ebb in - now that's my idea of relaxation. Golden Bear has light tapas-style nibbles and a friendly atmosphere.

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