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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

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American, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Pub
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1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing -...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for a drink

We stopped here for a drink after dinner on a Saturday night. It was a nice place with friendly staff, but pretty empty. The staff were also surprised by this but we thought the reason was probably an All Blacks World Cup match on early the next morning!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mark C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for a drink after dinner on a Saturday night. It was a nice place with friendly staff, but pretty empty. The staff were also surprised by this but we thought the reason was probably an All Blacks World Cup match on early the next morning!

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Thank Mark C
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on our way home to Tauranga from Taupo. Menu was extensive. We shared an entree and had a main each. Service was friendly and helpful and meal arrived quickly. We had booked but explained on the phone that we would not be too sure of exact arrival time because we were travelling and they said this would... More 

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Thank p_ratts202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came in today for lunch, excellent service from the Manager, the young English girl and the tall Maori guy. Even though they were really busy they greeted me on the way in and took my order quite quickly. The food was much quicker than I expected and I really enjoyed my perfectly cooked steak

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Thank Bernie M
Cambridge, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here with family and sat outside in the very relaxed covered area where we could watch the people on Eat St. It was great to try a beer tasting flight (choose 4 of the tap beers). I enjoyed the Buffalo Burger, it came with tasty sides - hand cut chips and coleslaw. The others all enjoyed their meals... More 

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Thank Lani_Jay
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Selected Brew for an evening meal out of the huge lineup of options in 'Eat Street'. Vast selection on the menu and we opted for entrees (super delicious) and the hot stone grills. Heaven for carnivores. The only negative was the girl with the colourful hair that had her grumpy-face on, together with abrupt manner as she served us and... More 

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Thank aidsnang
BREWPubRotorua, Owner at BREW / Craft Beer Pub, responded to this review

Hi aidsnang - you have put this review on the wrong business. You went to Craft Bar Kitchen (CBK) but have put your review on BREW | Craft Beer Pub. We are only a few doors apart, but we don't do stone grill or have the colourful hair staff member. Could you please remove and place the review on the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is defiantly the best place to visit in Rotorua for craft beer and bar atmosphere however the food is massively overpriced and generally under delivers. So now we come here for a few beers and dine somewhere else as we have been let down a number of times with the standard of food and uninterested waiters/waitresses.

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Thank bobbyritchie
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Brew. It's a great place to sample some of the local craft beers and the staff are always happy to help with choosing a drink you will love. It's lovely to make the most of the outdoor area in the summer. The food is also lovely. Thanks team!

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Thank aat2
Darlington, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat here as we were trying to sample many of the fantastic beers on offer. However, the food al looked very delicious when it was served to tables around us.

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Thank Brian D
Budapest
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a couple of times as its our friend's local. It's always been a friendly place but we went for our friend's 70th birthday party where we had the back room to ourselves (obviously for a favoured client but still good of them). The staff were brilliant bringing food outside for us then serving us very quickly our... More 

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Thank annieisathome
Cheshire
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84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with friends in Rotorua and were taken to the 'Brew' for a beer and some food. The choice of craft beers was up to eight on tap and we had the 'Croucher Pale Ale which was very tasty weighing in at 5%. The food was good pub-grub and excellent value for money I can recommend the Moo &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 346 0976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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