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“Great Microbrewery”

Golden Bear Brewing Company
Ranked #18 of 29 Restaurants in Mapua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dunedin, New Zealand
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Microbrewery”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Excellent brews, in the New World styles that mean lots of hops and great flavours - that said there are also a good selection of goodies like Porter, Belgian styles and a reasonable wine list. Pleasant, understated environment, and decent, straightforward food. Best place for a drink in Mapua if you want a good drop in a relaxed, fairly quiet environment.

  • Visited June 2013
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Richmond, New Zealand
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great beer, food, atmosphere”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Sitting next to the dock sipping a great pale ale, eating a tasty burrito, and listening to fun music defines the perfect brewpub experience and Golden Bear does it perfect. Golden Bear serves mexican food (owner is from LA originally) and does it well. Other patrons were getting fish and chips that looked great from a neighboring restaurant as well. All of their beers were spot on. We had a great time the two times we were there and definitely recommend them. Only heads up is that it fills up so get there early and careful with your consumption as the NZ police are very serious about drink driving with lots of random checkpoints where everyone does a breathalyzer. Small tasters and then take a 'rigger' (one or two liter jug of beer) home to enjoy!

  • Visited April 2013
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Mapua
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Beer, Food and Music”
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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Craft beer, music and laid-back socialising beside the inlet - great!”
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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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Beer”
Reviewed March 28, 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
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