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“Great Beer, Food and Music” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Bear Brewing Company

Golden Bear Brewing Company
12 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Mapua
Cuisines: Mexican
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Mapua
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Beer, Food and Music”
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!!

Visited April 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Craft beer, music and laid-back socialising beside the inlet - great!”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is a really popular place with the locals and we had to share a table as the place was full. Good beer and everyone was really welcoming. Could have sat there for hours.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Made in NZ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican food - sometimes live music too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Tasty burritos & other mexican food, yum. Variety of beers to try, brewed on-site.

Visited January 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Love the burritos and the beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is a great place for a brew (many craft brew choices) and some tex-mex. It's definitely casual but more than typical pub fare - especially for NZ. You won't get food like this anywhere else in the region. So, doesn't hurt to pop in for a bite. I'd come here over any other places on the wharf. Nice tables outside as well.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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