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“Great beer and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery

Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery
74-5612 Pawai Place Kailua, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-334-2739
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Ranked #9 of 233 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great beer and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've been traveling to the Island for several years and have clocked some quality time here. The food is very good and the staff is great! I feel like home or maybe even a local here as many servers remember me and several remember my name and where I am from. With the thousands on folks coming and going, I found this to be really delightful. It's like my neighborhood pub in Kona. Mahalo to Crouton, Su, Jackie, Marcy, Pearce and all the rest!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great outside dinning with live music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Really love the beer, food is good, live music and outside patio awesome. The have many more beers on tap than bottled with great variety. Will return next time on Kona.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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“A Hidden Treasure (literally)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away on a hill on the edge of the Kailua warehouse area, this gem is well worth the effort to
Find it. Naturally, they have a great selection of their
Own locally brewed craft beers, but the quality of their menu and the outdoor atmosphere were a pleasant
Surprise. Don't be mislead, it is a tourist Mecca and
Fairly noisy, but the overall food quality and dining experience was excellent. Word of warning. Reservations highly advised and allow yourself time to find a parking spot!

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Not just a brewery.... they have a restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

WE have been going to Kona form years. but never went to the Kona Brewery because we were not interested in beer or going down to the industrial part of town at night. WE met a couple who had dinner there and encouraged to try it, so we did. What a pleasant surprise! The food and service were excellent and the pricing was reasonable ( for Kona ) as well. It certainly is in a strange location and has no view. It has seating inside and out, but we chose the outside seating as it was less noisier than the pub atmosphere inside. They had a good menu selection and we were very pleased that we chose to try the Brewery. We will be back! Note: This place is packed at almost any time of day. We went at 12:00PM, 3:00PM, and finally came back at 5:15 and only had a short wait.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and of course beer. I did the small taster, although I liked them all, my favorite was the Koko Brown, it's yummy. My husband is a Long Board fan. We sat outdoors and had a really good time chatting with friends and enjoying our drinks and food :)

Looking forward to going back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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