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Kona Brewing Co. Pub & Brewery

  • 74-5612 Pawai Pl. Map It
  • Kailua-Kona
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Longboard Lager and other famous brews made on-site
  • Good pizza
  • Money-saving beer sampler

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

This ultrapopular destination with an outdoor patio offers an excellent and varied menu, including famous brews, pulled-pork quesadillas, gourmet pizzas, and a killer spinach salad with Gorgonzola cheese, macadamia nuts, and strawberries. The most affordable option for lunch or dinner is the veggie slice and salad β€”the garden salad is generous and the slice is moist and loaded with toppings. The beer-sampling menu offers a choice of 4 of the 10 available microbrews in miniature glasses that add up to about two regular-size mugs for the price of one. The Hefeweizen is excellent. If you're staying in town, purchase beer to go in a half-gallon jug ("growler") filled on-site from the brewery's own taps. The Growler Shack also sells beer by the keg.

Restaurant Information


74-5612 Pawai Pl., off Kaiwi St. at end of Pawai Pl., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, USA

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Published 01/20/2010


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