Been here a few times over the years. Beer selection is pretty good, with some more unusual Croucher beers and a few guest taps too. Ambience tends to be a bit rowdier than the average craft beer place. Food is very nice.
Ate here Monday July 4th. Quiet when I came in but it filled up later with small groups/families etc.
Good selection of beers - I tried three of the Croucher on tap but they had others from other Craft Micro producers. Food was also good (nice thin base pizzas) - my only niggle was the first guy who served me didn’t mention the food specials which I only found out about on paying the bill.
Worth a look if you are a Beer Head and happen to be in RotoVegas at the time.
2016-05-10. Located in Eat Street, sort of large indoor/outdoor collection of bars and restaurants, it has a relatively traditional pub area inside and bunch of tables outside in the covered area. It’s sort of nice but also feels a bit like a mall food court. Tap list was pretty good with a decent selection of Croucher offerings, and other NZ craft beers. We were not super hungry so we opted to share some of their house bread and crumbed brie. Server was friendly but I think she thought we were a bit odd typing away at our beer notes :) Definitely the best craft beer option in Rotorua while we were here.
Located downtown among a bunch of restaurants in the covered pedestrian area Eat Street. Indoor and outdoor seating. It is local brewery Croucher’s taproom, but there were a few guest beers too. The ANZUS and Singletrack IPA’s and even the 2.5% Lowrider IPA were horribly diacetyly. Probably a temporary draft line issue, since I’ve had some of the same beers elsewhere and they’re fine. Not good but hopefully will be cleaned up, so I’m not rating them too harshly for it until I get back there for a 2nd visit. The Patriot black IPA was clean and tasty.
Taps split almost evenly between Croucher and guests on my visit at modest prices (for NZ) particularly for the former. Spacious both inside and out. Friendly, courteous bar staff and relaxed atmosphere within the city’s dining area aptly named ’Eat Street’. Small bottle selection. Food looked good and well priced; I didn’t sample though others assured of its quality.
This is the brewery tap for Croucher, and it doubles as a coffee roastery during the day. It’s in a small pedestrianized area, but there is parking in the nearby streets. They had six Crouchers beers on when I visited, as well as two guests from brand new local breweries. A guy was playing Johnny Cash tunes on a guitar and a kazoo while his wife played some sort of electric box thing, very entertaining. The food was tasty pub fare. Beer samplers are available, four for $18, or $20 with nibbles. Well worth a stop.
Enjoyed the full Croucher range here and got a bottle of the PAtriot BIPa to take away (carry-out disacount!) Met with the brewer who happened to be in for a post-work pint and friendly staff too. Food menu and coffee both looked good but alas had already eaten. Two seasonals on from mata at the time. plenty of pavement space for outside dining in warmer months