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Golden Bear Brewing Company

€€ - €€€,
12 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“great beer” (10 reviews)
“mexican food” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
12 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great beer here for lunch and there were many more to have. Craft beer heaven in the sun, a day like the middle of summer but still the feel of winter in wellington where I live ( and livecraft beer). A great...More

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a beer and a light meal with my two sons. Beer was top quality and mex type meals perfect accompaniment. I imagine the place would be pumping in summer.

Thank Kerrie S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place is great and the beer selection is unreal! Had quite a few beers over holidays, very nice casual place for a bite and beer or four!

Thank David L
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome local spot near the wharf with a laid back vibe. Everyone is super nice and there are about 10 beers on tap with funky names brewed right there that are all delicious.

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We have had many great nights at this venue. The beer is excellent. The Mexican food is simple and delicious. Live music on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons are good. The Sauce band are a particular favourite.

Thank trentandjill
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely sunny day to stop for a beer!! The place is really nice !!! Unfortunately the staff is not at that image...... As we can finally read on most of the comments from the Tripadvisor community, the lady we had for service...More

Thank CPPauline
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We met friends for a beer with fish and chips. Great location, good range of drinks and really good that eating the tasty fish and chips from the nearby takeaway is welcomed. Jumping off the wharf is an entertaining optional extra that we resisted this...More

Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you're looking to try a good variety of beers, then it's definitely worth stopping by the Golden Bear. The venue is a little soulless, which could be easily rectified - they have a great space and location. The staff were a little hit and...More

Thank HobsonzChoice
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lovely day, lot's of people, cold beer .... food awful!!! I had the Nacho's $18.00! It consisted of stale nacho chips, cut up iceberg lettuce black beans with tasteless cheese melted over top, a small teaspoon of sour cream and four tiny, tiny pieces of...More

Thank Snookface
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Craft brewery of excellent standard. You can order tapas, or any other meal from the surrounding restaurants on the wharf. the staff is efficient and friendly, the place hums with locals and fun. Live music is an extra bonus over weekends, and a total treat!

Thank EldaH
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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
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