We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BREW / Craft Beer Pub

$$
American, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 318 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beer, good food

We had a family dinner our first night in Rotorua. Nice place, highly recommend - beer selection is great, food is touch above the usual pab food. Staff is very friendly, service is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Larissa A
Add Photo Write a Review

318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a family dinner our first night in Rotorua. Nice place, highly recommend - beer selection is great, food is touch above the usual pab food. Staff is very friendly, service is excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice in our short time in Rotorua. If you're a craft beer fan, stop by here. Solid brews on tap (mostly from their own brewery, Croucher). We also ordered the veggie pizza with pesto both times, which was pretty tasty as well. Free wifi is available (ask for the password), but note it works pretty inconsistently.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartsville, SC
Level Contributor
160 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First of all... I'm American. Therefore, take this review with a grain of salt. After reading the other reviews, I felt necessary to provide my perspective. The beer: 5-star. Wonderful selection of different types of beer. I can't imagine another place with better beer in Rotorua. I tried four different pints while I was there. Although one of the beers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotorua District, New Zealand
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After having dinner elsewhere, we came here to meet with my partners friends. The first drink we ordered I had a hell of a time trying to get the eftpos card to work, having to take it out swipe, re insert over and over. The second drink, when my partner was paying he had the same problem. Then all of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

great beer, they let me taste them before I picked one. we came for the full on English breakfast- no beans ! so sad....how much would a handful of baked beans cost them sigh. sausages were def not gourmet, but bacon was awesome. friendly staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whakatane, New Zealand
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Having read some of the previous reviews,one would think that the few who complain about the noise and rowdy atmosphere noticed the rowdy noisy atmosphere before entering. Here are classic cases of people that are taking someone's else's oxygen.why were they even born.the beer at brew is simply the best you will try anywhere in rotorua and such a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff were really busy but really efficient. Our orders were taken fast and we didnt need to wait for long for our food to be delivered. It was lovely sitting next to the fire sipping our beers - great place to chill out and relax with friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Served by an amazing bartender called Claudia who was extremely knowledgable about the beers! Would highly recommend this place if your looking for the craft beer experience

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had heard great things about Brew, but when I think back it was mainly about the beer... and not the meals. We chose to dine there while catching up with family as it was one of the few places on Eat Streat open for lunch on a Saturday (and we had had a bad experience prior at Ambrosia). Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Both the quality of the food and service here was very average. They forgot my order of desert and then blamed me for it. The steak I ordered was smallish and not a very good cut. The place was busy and noisy and there were a few people causing dramas. I wouldn't return here. It would make a decent place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed BREW / Craft Beer Pub also viewed

Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 

Been to BREW / Craft Beer Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BREW / Craft Beer Pub

Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 346 0976
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
Cuisine: American, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from BREW / Craft Beer Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?