Located in a civilized marina, with a huge patio seating area right on the calm waters. Totally chill and also the kind of place you can bring the whole family. This is a much nicer place than the flagship pub at the brewery on Big Island. The only drawback is that they don’t have the full array of seasonals. But at least Pipeline Porter was in, and happened to be on special that day, what a great beer--might be best in the state.
Oakes (800) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 9, 2014
Corporate place at a marina way out in the burbs. Sitting by the water is always nice, but otherwise soulless. The beers were the same as at the Big Island, which probably speaks more about the big island location not doing anything special. I expected HNL to have a smaller list. Anyway, service was fine, caught some sort of happy hour, and Kona usually has some good seasonals.
Quite easy to reach by bus from Waikiki. Nice location by the Koko Marina. Quite large list, flights available. Decent food. Hawaii prices. Friendly service. Absolutely nothing’s wrong with this place... and still I wasn’t impressed. What’s wrong with me?
Great place to visit while on Oahu. The marina setting and surrounding mountains are very beautiful...especially at sunset and sitting outside...which was when and where for us. I would recommend this place for any visitors looking to get outside Honolulu for lunch or dinner...especially if you don’t want to travel too far...even if they are not craft beer fans. I really liked everything about this place (atmosphere...food...value...service) but one...I’m just not a Kona beer fan. As such, although I ordered flights and sampled everything of theirs...none of their beers really impressed me. The closest to a favorite was Fire Rock Pale Ale...which is what I drank anytime over 2 weeks in Hawaii when I couldn’t get something from the other local beer companies (Maui Brewing, Kauai Beer) or a nice stateside choice. Nonetheless I would return here for certain next time we’re in Hawaii...as I really liked the place itself.
Nice big bar area and restaurant, lots of seating and views of the marina. The food and service were top notch. The beer is good with a nice selection. Been here a few other times, along with this visit, I’ll definitely be back.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | January 24, 2008| Updated September 11, 2008
10 taps of great beer, a view and atmosphere that is almost the best ever. This place also has great service and food. I loved this place the beers where the best on the Island. Wow Kona has some great experimental brews also. I wish I could bring them back to the mainland they would just kick ass. A great place for lunch and or dinner. They also have great happy hour prices. A must stop in Honolulu. Just need to be diligent in finding it. A tad rough in finding it tucked back in the marina area. KONA Rocks. And as they say – “Liquid Aloha.”
By far, the best ambiance of the brewpubs on Oahu - sitting on the bay with the tradewinds blowing could make even Milwaukees Best taste good. Beers are all well made. Nice but not spectacular food selection. A great place to relax, watch the sun go down and enjoy your surroundings.
10 beers on tap. They sell samplers of 4 (your choice of which ones). Pizzas where great. Nice location on the dock. Some beers better than others, but on Hawaii, it really doesn’t get better than this - so stop by!