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Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza and beer, par excellence!

We had been looking forward to coming back here for the pizza and beer, and we're not disappointed. Mid-week, fairly early in the evening, the wait for a table isn't too long. (They only take reservations for parties of 8 or more.) Various beers: Lavaman Red, Black Sand, Pipeline Dark, FourSquare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been looking forward to coming back here for the pizza and beer, and we're not disappointed. Mid-week, fairly early in the evening, the wait for a table isn't too long. (They only take reservations for parties of 8 or more.) Various beers: Lavaman Red, Black Sand, Pipeline Dark, FourSquare hard cider for the non-beer-drinker among us. The Pele's... More 

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Thank ajs4travel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live in Kona and always take our guests to Kona Brew Pub. It's a tradition. Awesome brew AND slice (pizza) of the day with salad always satisfies. The only drawback is music is way too loud. Fine for indoor bar, but we have to yell to converse on patio. Fix that and I'd probably go 5 star. Maybe next... More 

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Thank Diana P
Windsor, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We make sure we get at least one visit in to Kona Brewing on each visit to the Big Island. We enjoy the assorted brews generally available across the island, however at the pub you can sample many other seasonal selections that are rarely (if ever) available in stores. Be sure to try your own flight (or two) before dinner.... More 

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Thank John D
Bozeman,MT
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Kona Brewing company on a recent trip to the big island. We were very pleased with the variety of beer on the menu and its quality. We also really enjoyed the pork and rice appetizer. Sit outside for a much quieter and comfortable dinner.

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Thank janaBozeman_MT
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy the warmth of Kona sun and cool Kona beer. Great pizza selection. Service is always with a smile.

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Thank Patricia M
Leadville, Colorado
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here twice during our recent trip to Kona. The staff was very friendly, the food was delicious both times, and the beer was outstanding! They have a great variety of beer that isn't sold else where. If you love craft beer, I definitely recommend stopping here!

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Thank Akasheeah
Houston
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was better than expected. They are apparently known for their pizzas, which is what most of those around us ordered. We had mainly a number of appetizers, all very good.

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Thank Astrochicken
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here was just okay, but the beer here was great! We try to eat healthier foods, so we stayed away from the more delicious items (Pizza, etc). The hummus plate was good. The salads were good. However, I tried the fish tacos one night and they were disappointing. A very good atmosphere with good service.

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Thank Chelsea K
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kona Brewing creates their own atmosphere with the tropical plants, umbrella outside dining with tiki torches. The staff is great, too. You can get pizza, salad, burgers and even wings and of course, beer made on the premise! Advice - go early because it can get busy really quick...

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Thank Walter O
Holden, MO
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to eat. Some brew choices out of stock. Very popular. We had to wait 15 min for table. Tasty food. Some homeless individuals hanging around at lunchtime--maybe they get fed?

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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: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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