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Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery

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74-5612 Pawai Place Kailua, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-334-2739
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical...
The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches, offers seating for 175 patrons. Customers also can enjoy a cool meal or beverage inside the air-conditioned bar area at one of several surrounding tables or at the koa U-shaped bar itself. Inside the bar area is the retail store, stocked with colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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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
Good beer and food

We went around 12:15 and learned that the next tour wasn't until 2pm, so we skipped the tour and went to eat lunch and sample the beer. The waitress was very educated about the beer and we purchased 1 sampler each. The beer was great quality, as well as the food. The pepperoni pizza rolls were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Kellie H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went around 12:15 and learned that the next tour wasn't until 2pm, so we skipped the tour and went to eat lunch and sample the beer. The waitress was very educated about the beer and we purchased 1 sampler each. The beer was great quality, as well as the food. The pepperoni pizza rolls were fantastic! The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Tours of the brewery were booked up. We checked out the Kona Brewing Company instead. The place filled up quickly after 11:00 opening, it is definitely a popular spot. We sat outside for appetizers and I had a sample of four five ounce beers. Service was great, our waitress was personable. Sorry I did not like the beer better, others... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I really have nothing bad to say about this place & I find myself pretty critical of things. The service was excellent (we had a big party with young kids), food & beer was great. If you like IPAs give theirs a try. Getting a sampler is fun too. Huge restaurant & great atmosphere. Great place to visit while in... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go here several times while vacationing on the Big Island. It's the perfect place to take kids or go out with friends. Start with the beer sampler. My favorite is the Black Sand Porter, which is only available at the brewery. I always get the shrimp melt because it's amazing and I can't bring myself to try anything else.... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Brought our friends to one of our Big Island favourites. We always enjoy the casual atmosphere and lush outdoor setting. We have a few favourites in the beer selections. We do like to break out for a different flavour on occasion, or the beer taster sampler option to get a nice overview of the various beers. There are some excellent... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Consistently good people, good food, and great beer. Be prepared for a little wait when you get there, in fact try and time it where you can get there before or after the typical lunch/dinner crowds. Dont forget the "Growlers" that are sold out the back or the place, and they have a daily special for refills - I think... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We heard the place was good, so we tried to get in the first night there. The wait was over an hour, so we left. We went back a few days later, but earlier and got right in. Great selection, good price and great quality. Our new favorite in Kona for sure

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We always make a point of taking family and friends to the Kona Brewery, one of our favorites on the Big Island. We often go directly to the Brewery from picking up people from the airport since we know they will probably be hungry and thirsty. There is a wide selection of pizzas as well as delicious sandwiches and salads.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went on a Sunday evening, which is their live music night. Come early! Even at 5pm (which is when the music starts), there was a line for tables. The food is excellent and well-priced, the wait staff is very pleasant, the seating area was nicely designed (though I did think the chairs were a bit too short for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Return trip to the kna brewery Food is delicious Had the ahi tartar Yum big portion House Chardonnay was ok

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74-5612 Pawai Place Kailua, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-334-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches, offers seating for 175 patrons. Customers also can enjoy a cool meal or beverage inside the air-conditioned bar area at one of several surrounding tables or at the koa U-shaped bar itself. Inside the bar area is the retail store, stocked with colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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