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Golden Bear Brewing Company

$$ - $$$,
12 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“great beer” (11 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
12 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a great evening drinking a few local beers and draft cider at this friendly bar. They allow you to bring in fish and chips from the chip shop across the street, which we did. Good fish and chips along with great beer, sitting...More

Thank BoaterTony
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I was hoping to leave with an IPA but they were practically out of it (always a good sign) so I had to settle for their Cali Pale Ale. It was solid but I tend to prefer more hops. They had some nice live music...More

Thank JubilantBeggar
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Lady at the counter was plain rude- not even polite.... couldn’t pull a smile out of her sour old prune face.Lucky the food was delish - sorry Mapua , I won’t be back.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The drinks were delicious. But the food was terrible and when we asked them to take it back they argued with us. Also the owner had his ute parked in the no vehicle area, blocking our view of the wharf and ocean. Won't be going...More

1  Thank Aurora A
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great little brewery tap near the wharf in Mapau. They also serve food, but none was available when we were there. Nice craft beers - but as usual for NZ, served so cold you can’t taste it.

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Every summer I endeavour to get to this brewery. Offering a good variety of beers brewed in house and with seasonal beers a highlight feature. This bar regularly has live music which on a hot summers day lends to a very good way to pass...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We were passing through and stopped for a cold one. Chose this place because it is a brewery, Had lots of outdoor seating with shade. Service was very pleasant, food was varied (nachos - yum!) and yes, I’d eat/drink here again!

Thank Safarinjema2014
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I stopped off here half way through my ride on the Great Taste Trail. They only serve their own brewed beers and cider and offer a menu of mexican food and the standard burgers. I had a chicken burrito, which was delicious and a pint...More

Thank hlmackenzie
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had a late dinner here the burgers were very large & tasty.Unfortunately the bowl of wedges were over cooked as they were burnt. Good service

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome place, pint of beer is $10 and you can get some bloody strong beers. We went a few times and 2 seperate occasions there was live music. Only 20m from a wharf to jump in from

Thank Matt S
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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