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“packed to the rafters”

BREW / Craft Beer Pub
Ranked #24 of 225 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
New Zealand
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“packed to the rafters”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

been here a few times when visiting and its very popular, the beers are good and this time we were going to try the food but a 45 minute wait at least so we went elsewhere. Plenty of atmosphere and the food looked good so will try again next time we are around

  • Visited February 2014
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BREWPubRotorua, Owner at BREW / Craft Beer Pub, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thanks for the review, NZBunny. Yes it has been packed to the rafters over summer. Our kitchen team are doing a sensational job, and at times keeping the wait times down is difficult. I appreciate your patience, and am glad to hear you have been enjoying the beers and the atmopsphere. Hopefully we will host you again soon. Cheers, Nigel.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beer”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Great choice of beers, would recommend the taster where you get the chance to sample 4 beers. Good place to stop off before getting dinner.

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BREWPubRotorua, Owner at BREW / Craft Beer Pub, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thanks Canarytraveller72. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Safe travels!
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Taupo
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mmmm beer!”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Loved it. Great selection of craft beers, and the bread and dip platter that we had was great. We'll be back!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Brad D
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BREWPubRotorua, Owner at BREW / Craft Beer Pub, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thanks BradD. Sp pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to BREW. You can come back anytime ;-)
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Must have been good...we ate there twice!”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

A diverse menu attracted us on two occasions.....great craft beers and friendly service.
You can order a substantial meal, innovative pizzas, or smaller plates.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Bernie and Pat W
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Santa Cruz, CA
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A delight!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We found Rotarua a very tired and sad town, but we loved Brew Craft Beer Pub. We came here for dinner twice in a row and enjoyed it thoroughly both times! We got great advice on a beer we'd like. The service was very friendly and attentive. There was live music both nights--the first night a mellow solo guitarist, and the second a blues guitarist.

The highlights of our Rotarua trip were Brew for beer/dining, and Lake Tarawera for beautiful hiking and views.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mary M
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