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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
About
BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

If you want a spot to wait an hour for food without any warning from the staff when you order then this place will not disappoint. There's a lot of annoyed looking customers around here. And we're still waiting ...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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BREWPubRotorua, Owner at BREW / Craft Beer Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Antsnz21, I am really sorry you had that experience. We generally are great at keep food moving or at least communicating well with customers if there are delays. I know it was a busy long weekend as well, but it would help me if...More

Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Great service from the guy at the door! Buttermilk chicken burger was yummy and a ton of filling. The banoffee pie was delicious as well. The staff were smiling and overall was great.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

This was a busy buzzy pub on a Friday evening and we loved it. Although we were outside there were lots of heaters and we were nice and warm. Good beer and service. The kumara fries were nice. Toilets probably need a more regular clean...than they were getting especially the gents.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Bit cramped for space but everywhere was heaving (v busy!) so as there was less than an hour's wait (more like 45 mins) for food we stayed. Beer & pizza was good so not a bad choice. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

I had the "hefeweizen" i miss my german beer and here i had delicious beer! We also ate the smash avo with corn chips as a starter and was so yumm! After we ate Pizza. My partner loved his pizza hawaii! I loved the veggy...pizza with the "vegan cheese" so delicious!!! Defenetly recommand! Support local business!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 8, 2020

I had dinner here on Monday night. Random choice but a good one. Great NZ beers, fantastic burger and lovely staff.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 15, 2020 via mobile

Busy friday night, got a table for two by the back door out to smoking area. Had a few inconsiderate people leave door open so got a cold blast filled with smoke but that's not the bars fault. Ordered garlic pizza bread, fries and chicken...nibbles. They were all a really good size and very tasty The waiter was superb and even asked if there were any.allergies when he took our order which is excellent , well done. Overall a nice visit and would recommend - especially the garlic pizza bread !More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 15, 2020

dining early, there was no waiting , seated straight away ,friendly waiter took our orders [ the $35 special ] soup, main, and dessert ] all excellent lamb shank and chicken nibbles for the mains. tomato soup and ice cream for the rest

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 5, 2020 via mobile

Really friendly staff. Great range of darks. As well as the usual big range of IPA. These guys know their beers. Recommend.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

Excellent burgers and a fab selection of beers. Very friendly service and nice to hear some live music. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: May 2020
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