Makai Brewing Company
Makai Brewing Company
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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Makai is a Hawaiian word meaning “toward the sea.” Even if you’ve never been to Hawaii, you will still find the spirit of aloha at Makai Brewing. Our location allows us to serve the Brunswick beaches, surrounding towns and visiting guests. Our knowledgeable staff serves an ever-changing menu of craft beer brewed on premise, such as our popular Carolina Tropical IPA brewed with pineapple and mango, and the Nightingale Coffee Porter brewed with real Kona coffee beans. We offer 32oz Crowlers to-go that are perfect for the beach, golf game or to continue your vacation in the comfort of your home. Aloha Makai!
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melissasw304
45 contributions
Mar 2022
This was a cool place to sit and chill. There is a good selection of beer, and you can get some to go in cans. Spoke to owner one time we were there, very cool guy. Spoke to bar tender the next time, very nice guy. We probably would have gone back if we had been in Ocean Isle longer.
Written March 18, 2022
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colts_fans_08
Myrtle Beach, SC273 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
A great selection of draft beer with a variety of styles. Flights are available. There is an adjacent butcher shop that serves deli sandwiches. They were outstanding. A great place to wind down after a tough day
Written December 30, 2019
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Bigdawg108
West Jefferson, NC150 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
My wife and I stopped on the way to check-in at our hotel. We split a flight of 4 beers. The tropical IPA was excellent. The Scottish Ale and the Oktoberfest were great also. The cream ale was very light and was good but the other three brews were more to our tastes. We bought three crowlers for our stay after each having a pint of our favorite.

Two days later, we went back for couple of pints and went next door to the deli and split a lobster roll. The lobster was nice and sweet and paired with an Oktoberfest was a great little snack!

Again, Sarah was running the taps and did a great job.

We were not the during a busy time but they had several activities posted around the taproom including a dog friendly gathering!

The bartender, Sarah, was very nice and helpful.
Written October 17, 2019
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MMTR6
New Bern, NC67 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not really a big craft beer enthusiast, but we all found a beer that we enjoyed after sampling a flight. there is a handy deli next door where you can purchase a good sandwich and bring it in to eat. I like the 3 pinball machines they had there, but did not have time to enjoy a game.
Written July 8, 2019
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Thanks for visiting! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written September 4, 2019
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Michael T
Apex, NC1,031 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We stopped at the Italian store next door and to our surprise we found a brewery attached to it. The exterior and interior of the building are unassuming and quite boring. The bar area is nice and they had a selection of 16 beers. I had one of their IPAs and it was excellent. They have games to play and corn hole boards. The bathrooms were very clean and the venue as well. It was not crowded and people seemed to shuffle in and out. It is not in a high traffic area so id you like quiet this is the place for you.
Written May 21, 2019
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While we are a separate businesses from the butcher, we have tried to make our Brewery memorable and comfortable for everyone. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again soon.
Written September 4, 2019
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Shane M
Tulsa, OK251 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
On a visit to work in the area, I stopped here. It shares a space with an Italian Deli which I found interesting.

The interior space was very boring and quiet. I ordered a few beers at the bar and chatted with the bartender. I got the impression that they turn over employees a bunch as she hadn’t been there long.

It’s worth stopping by if you are into beer otherwise it’s very forgettable.
Written October 28, 2018
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Oh no! That's not what I like to hear. I remember when I was just a customer before I became the General Manager, I thought the beers were quite memorable, so much so that I would make it a point to go out of my way to visit every time I was in town. But we've grown quite a bit in the year and a half that we have been open. Our bar staff is top notch and I feel that the beers we make now are better than ever! I'd invite you to check us out and see how weve grown since your last visit. Mahalo!
Written September 4, 2019
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canthony3
Concord, NC36 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
So if you're looking for a loud, crowded bar this probably isn't the place for you but if your looking to try a few beers, have a sandwich or not, and good conversation this is your place. They also have sister taps and wine available so they are likely to have something for everyone.
Written October 14, 2018
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. If you haven't visited in a while, I'd like to invite you back out and see how we've grown since your last trip.
Written September 4, 2019
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Experience589524
8 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our stop & the really good beers we sampled. We enjoyed talking with the bartender, and had fun looking at the merchandise . We will look forward to another visit!
Written December 21, 2023
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Don M
Ocean Isle Beach, NC481 contributions
Jan 2020
Outstanding selection of beer, ale and stout. Knowledgeable servers. Butcher/deli next door and you can bring your food to the brewery. Very friendly locals and frequent events.
Written January 23, 2020
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buytaerts
Owatonna, MN217 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Stop on our way into town. Nice selection of beer. Large amount of seating and a wonderful deli attached with some great food options.
Written October 27, 2019
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