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Golden Bear Brewing Company

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Bar, Mexican, Pub
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12 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beer was ok but a little on the warm side. Service was just that, they served beer. They did not know anything about the beer so the company needs to do a bit more training. They did not offer a tasting board (samples of each beer) nor did we know they did food as it wasn't advertised or offered.... More 

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Thank GregWA
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two meals here with drinks. the first was a late lunch which was lovely. the second time we visited the kitchen was closed but Jim the owner said we could order from another place and they sent it over. Truly unique. Had a great time chatting to locals and tourists.

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Thank dejacks
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited last Sunday with friends thinking it would be a good place for beer and snacks and watching the world go by. There was live music and sure the beer was good. We ordered wedges and nachos to snack on. The wedges were $8 for a bowl with tomato sauce. Just ordinary wedges like you buy in the supermarket.... More 

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Thank Diana M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great craft beers and food, fun atmosphere and staff with character! Just around the corner from a fantastic view of the Mapua Wharf

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Thank ScottSmtih
Bowral, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A great place to sit back, soak up the sun with a beer in your hand. This place is very popular and I know why. Great beer and some yummy plates of food. Nice place to visit

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Thank 561kim
Mapua, New Zealand
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious local beer and cider. The staff here are great , professional and friendly. Definitely worth a visit next time you're in Mapua. And it will be even better when the planting has been done around the seating.

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Thank ReneeClothier
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I had a nice afternoon beer there with a friend of mine. They have a nice selection of NZ craft beers.

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Thank Thomas Z
Currumbin, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful tasting craft beer !!!! Well worth a bit of time to try them all. This place will grow and grow in popularity. If you love beer you will s place.

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Thank Graaayso
wollongong
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Visited in a weekend. Funky local band playing, lovely boutique beer. Highly recommend to any one traveling through the local area. The views in itself are all you need

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Thank Allira M
London, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Enjoyed a few local pints in the sun on one of the outdoor tables. We grabbed some chips from The Smokehouse and enjoyed them with our beer. Ask the bartenders about the beers to help decide which you'd like to try. Great atmosphere, great beers.

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Thank Jay_French_FRNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mexican, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?