Coromandel Peninsula drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Hahei

Pour House

Home base for the Coromandel Brewing Company, this pub and bistro regularly features around five of its beers in a modern ambience. Platters of meat, cheese and local seafood combine with decent pizzas in the beer g…
Pub in Thames

Junction Hotel

Serving thirsty gold diggers since 1869, the Junction is the archetypal slightly rough-around-the-edges, historic, small-town pub. Live music attracts a younger crowd on the weekends, while families head to the corn…
Pub in Whitianga

Whitianga Hotel

Good-value pub food, lots of frosty beers on tap and a relaxed garden bar equal a classic Kiwi pub experience. Challenge the locals on the pool table and return on weekend nights for DJs and cover bands playing song…
Pub in Coromandel Town

Star & Garter Hotel

Making the most of the simple kauri interior of an 1873 building, this smart pub has pool tables, decent sounds and a roster of live music and DJs on the weekends. The beer garden is smartly clad in corrugated iron.
Craft Beer in Coroglen & Whenuakite

Hot Water Brewing Co

Hot Water Brewing Co is a modern craft brewery with lots of outdoor seating. Standout brews include the hoppy Kauri Falls Pale Ale and the robust Walker's Porter. OK bar snacks and pizza are available.
Pub in Whangamata


Part pub, part bistro, part cafe and all-round good times feature at this versatile spot on Whangamata’s main drag. DJs kick in on summer weekends.
Pub in Coroglen & Whenuakite

Coroglen Tavern

The legendary Coroglen Tavern is the archetypal middle-of-nowhere country pub that attracts big-name Kiwi bands in summer.