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“Great beer, food, atmosphere”

Golden Bear Brewing Company
Ranked #17 of 30 Restaurants in Mapua
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Sitting next to the dock sipping a great pale ale, eating a tasty burrito, and listening to fun music defines the perfect brewpub experience and Golden Bear does it perfect. Golden Bear serves mexican food (owner is from LA originally) and does it well. Other patrons were getting fish and chips that looked great from a neighboring restaurant as well. All of their beers were spot on. We had a great time the two times we were there and definitely recommend them. Only heads up is that it fills up so get there early and careful with your consumption as the NZ police are very serious about drink driving with lots of random checkpoints where everyone does a breathalyzer. Small tasters and then take a 'rigger' (one or two liter jug of beer) home to enjoy!

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Thank MoabMic
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Another reason to visit Mapua. Yummy mexican and american fare to accompany craft beers and local wines. The line up of local musicians really makes the GB a destination. Call first to make sure they are open!!

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Sipping a cool beer with friends in the famous Nelson sun whilst listening to local artists and watching the tide ebb in - now that's my idea of relaxation. Golden Bear has light tapas-style nibbles and a friendly atmosphere.

Thank CorruGate
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

This is a really popular place with the locals and we had to share a table as the place was full. Good beer and everyone was really welcoming. Could have sat there for hours.

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Tasty burritos & other mexican food, yum. Variety of beers to try, brewed on-site.

Thank MoseyAround
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