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Kauai Beer Company

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Kauai Beer Company
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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American, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food and beer We found Kauai Beer on our last visit to the island (2017?) and we’ve looked forward to going back ever since. They now have some outdoor seating, maybe because of the pandemic or maybe because of popularity, and touchless ordering. If...you have questions about the menu or beer, you put up a flag and someone comes over to answer or to take your order in person. Our server, Jesse, was very prompt and personable. We had the “world’s best Reuben”, “signature burger”, and Japanese fries. All were fabulous and lived up to their billing. Beer choices are great and well-described. Make your way into Kauai Beer in Lihue and you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions are everything. A good one helps me overlook anything negative moving forward, and a bad one makes any other negatives amplified. Rude is an understatement. Questions about the menu? Scan the QR code. Questions about beer? Scan the QR code and read about...it. Order and pay via an app. I asked one server if I could pay cash and they said yes (as they were walking away) but I would still need to put my card number in if I want to order anything. The pretzel and beer cheese was mediocre. The pretzel was incredibly dry, like old bread. Too bad I couldn’t ask anyone about beers because I hated 2/3 I got. Part of the fun of going to brewery is getting to ask questions but not here. So if that’s the experience you are looking for, this isn’t your place. As for the rest of the food, chicken skewers were tasty and the carnitas tacos were pretty good. There was one older guy who brought out some food that was very nice. And one bartender let me have a sticker for free. They are the only reason it didn’t get 1 star. But the rest were horribly rude.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! While on our way to the airport we stopped for a quick lunch. The service was very fast and friendly. My husband thought his Reubens sandwich was one of the best he's ever had! My carnitas tacos had a unique slightly spicy sauce...and were very good. Great prices compared to other places here. The Black Limousine beer was great.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this place. Beer is good and we thought the food was a very good surprise. The building doesn’t look like much (you enter via a garage) and the tables and chairs are simple but comfortable. Service was...good and they have gone to a completely touch free ordering system activated by a QR code on the table. It worked well. Prices were very good, especially for Hawai’iMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021

We came over here for lunch right after landing and getting our rental car. It was nice to sit outside and sip a good beer to start the vacation. I must say, though, that the pretzel we got with beer cheese was one of the...worst that I have ever had. The beer, the vibe here, and the great t-shirt that I bought made up for that, though.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after leaving the airport. They had both indoor and outdoor seating. We were able to grab an outside table. Ordering was done using an APP, which was easy to navigate and that’s coming from someone 68 years old. The food...was typical bar fare, but everyone said their meals were tasty. Of course the beer selection was all Kauai Beer, but that was expected. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed ahi sandwich, Ruben sandwich and jalapeño burgers with some great beers, favorites were the IPA, tropical Armadillo and Life gives you Lemongrass. Ordering is contactless via QR and a little painful but service is very good. All COVID protocols in place. Reservations not required....Street parking.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021

We jumped in here after an awesome catamaran tour. I was sea sick and needed some grub since I lost all mine on the boat -- This place saved me . Get the fish and chips and the beer sampler! Great time and great staff...:-)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Really good beer and an excellent, truly exceptional burger. I liked the Lihue lager best; it was a unique and fruity lager. I also tried their pale ale which was pretty indistinguishable from other small breweries. The burger was on an excellent fresh bun and...unpretentious, letting the high quality meat speak for itself.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

This was our first time our first time at this brewery. We (4 seniors) we found the service to be top notched and all the employees were very helpful and polite. The food was just wonderful. Two of us do not drink but the other...two said that the beer they drank was extremely good. Our experience at the Kauai Beer Company was a "10".More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Rayna S
12 December 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Every hour is happy hour - if you're looking for discounted drinks and pupus during a particular period, no. There's no equivalent of the mainland happy hour - but who cares - go whenever it suits you.
Sven S
27 October 2018|
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Response from Kim W | Property representative |
Yes, we do! We carry gluten-free bread to make any of the sandwiches gluten-free.
27 January 2015|
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Response from Kim W |
Hi Ellen! We are Gluten friendly.. our Salads, mushroom appetizer can be made gluten free, the chili, and our veggie option we can make gluten free. Just let your server know and we will try to accommodate. As for drinks... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Beer Company

Yes, Kauai Beer Company offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kauai Beer Company is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kauai Beer Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4