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Mac's Brewbar

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4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
381 2282
10:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect waterfront location on a sunny day for a relaxed drink or meal - on you own / with your partner / with friends or family - just relax and enjoy the outside seating areas or the brewery themed indoor bar - excellent menu and great choice of Mac's on tap and NZ wines

Thank Coastr27
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the tasting paddle and really loved the opportunity to try craft beers side by side the atmosphere was great and the whole family loved it I have teen aged Children so we were able to stay for a few hours and really enjoy the beer great place to sit and watch the world go by

Thank Michael d
Amberley, New Zealand
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366 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice views from outdoor terrace area. Nice place for a meal or bite to eat. Very nice choice of draft beers. Very friendly and helpful service

Thank DavidGA986
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of craft beers and friendly staff. We enjoyed ours outside on the waterfront on Saturday afternoon. Went back for lunch today. Good quick service. My eggs benedict were yummy but could have been warmer.

Thank Sharon W
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful selection of wines and craft beers. Has options for dinner and a separate pub area. Great ambience. Highly recommend the Russian Jack Red.

Thank Puzari
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in last evening after walking the promenade, met by a smiling face. nicely light bar/restaurant. Given a nice table for two by the window so could watch the harbour and people walking by. Nice beer, nice meal, very enjoyable. Excellent wait staff, well schooled.

Thank Shadjet
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We dropped in here for a late lunch before spending the rest of the afternoon at Te Papa. Both the avocado on toast and the fish n chips were tasty, and just what we needed!

Thank KiwiAMS
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a large well positioned bar, offering a wide selection of beers and good quality pub food at sensible prices. It also had a great soundtrack in the background and service was excellent. As a first time visitor here and to Wellington it was great to talk through the beers with staff. I enjoyed a pale ale with a... More 

Thank Edge_88
Stonington, Connecticut
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful location on the waterfront and good selection of Mac's and guest beers. Even though Mac's sold out to Lion Nathan, their beer remains decent and the bar food is reasonably priced and well prepared. Service is spotty (as is often the case in NZ) but overall reasonably friendly. The large open room is bright and airy and you can... More 

Thank Raoul M
Devizes, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Close to the museum, we dipped in for some well needed beverages and my husband loved the great choice of beers. Then, we came back later for an evening meal. Our starter of the shared bread was massive for us and we didn't do it justice. The portions are worth the money, neither of us could finish our Thai Green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 381 2282

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?