More than just a restaurant or nightspot, this place is an attraction in its own right. Guests can take a tour through the brewery and end in the ... More
Kona Pub & Brewery
More than just a restaurant or nightspot, this place is an attraction in its own right. Guests can take a tour through the brewery and end in the tasting room, where a selection of the brewery's varieties of beer and ale are available to sample. The free tours run from Monday through Friday. The restaurant/bar portion is a large, friendly place where hefty, gregarious locals serve pizzas, salads, sandwiches and of course, frosty mugs of beer. For an educational and delicious experience, be sure to check out Kona Pub & Brewery and you'll be sure to leave satisfied.
This restaurant is not easy to find in Kona and parking can be a challenge. Once you are there, it is worth it. The pizza choices are unique and unusual, but there should be choices for everyone's tastes.
They brew their beers on site and they do a fine range from light to dark. The tour is worth taking too. The bar has a great atmosphere. The downside of that is that it is very popular so you may need to queue or go 'off-peak.' They have local musicians and I also saw an excellent concert there. The main act was John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers and the place really rocked. The main food is gourmet pizza - delicious but not so good if you are watching calories. They also sell some very cool T-shirts. It's the first place I'll visit when I go back to Kona.
While the Kona Brewhouse would like to be know for its beer, their pizza is beyond comparison. For unique pies that you'll find nowhere else like the Greek pizza and Pele's Own which is a spicy Cajun number. Wash down the grub with some of the home grown beers like the American style Big Wave Golden Ale or the chic beer Liliko'i wheat ale.
I enjoy the Kona Brewing Company's beer very much. The beer has won many awards and continues to win at competitions on the mainland and abroad. The menu at the Kailua Kona pub is a little different from the one in Honolulu (Hawaii Kai). I wish they had the crab cakes in Kona! I too would like to see french fries, perhaps baked, added to the menu. I don't care for the chips. The management team is super and handles busy crowds with finesse and aloha. It's true that you may have to wait, but when you take your first bite of one of their wonderful sandwiches or hearty pizzas, you'll forget about the wait. The beer complements the menu. Can't decide what beer goes with which menu item? Ask someone! The staff is trained to help you (I asked!). Servers are friendly, funny, and so helpful. The owners and upper management of this restaurant should be proud of the fact that this pub is known for using local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. It's one of the few businesses in Hawaii that are holding on to traditional Hawaiian values. The view in Hawaii Kai is lovely. In Kona, the ambience is more local pub, not much of a view, but still a great atmosphere. The concerts that I've attended at Kona Brewing Company, including Johnny Lang, Collective Soul, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, and local acts have all been very special times that I can kick back, have a beer, and really enjoy good music and sharing fun times with my buddies. I love Kona Brewing Company's concept and I hope their success continues. You've missed a very special part of Kona if you don't visit here.
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