Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Brewing Co.Kona Brewing Co.
Kona Brewing Co.Kona Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, Hawaii, 96740-1664
United States

(808) 334-2739 | map
konabrewingco.com

Notes: Beers are brewed at / by another brewery. Kona Brewing Company bottled beer and mainland draft beer is produced on the US West Coast at Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, OR, and on the East Coast at Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.6
Beers:
40
Reviews:
3,955
Ratings:
15,109
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.09
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
145
pDev:
12.71%
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Reviews by Donco:
Photo of Donco
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

If you have the chance to visit the Big Island, make a stop at Kona Brewing's brewery/restaurant. Excellent outdoor seating among palm trees. Nighttime sitting outdoors with a brew and one of their pizzas or other goodies, while sipping one of their fresh ales is paradise!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wmcgar01
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Adrian_matei
3.6/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of SupplyChiefSM
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ProNR
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Zenboy99
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DVMin98
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Nolecat34
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped by twice during our vacation, including with the kids. Food was pretty good (Pele's Poke, Uncle's Fish Tacos, and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls). Quite a selection of seasonal offerings (~10) on top of the dozen standards. Reasonable flight prices (for 4 5oz) as well. Kid friendly to boot. More outside seating than indoors, but hey, it's Hawaii, so no complaints....

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Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TominGermany
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is a rare establishment in all of Hawaii. They maintain a massive crowd any time of day (I think cruise ships drop off nearby as well), and they can handle it like the pros many of us are used to at the best and busiest bars on the mainland. Kona has a nicely designed, beachfront-esque outdoor patio (despite the fact that the beach is quite a ways off), where the geckos actually do roam around, making you do a double take at the brewery logo. They also have a more cozy, casual indoor pub feel centered around a small but ultra-efficient bar.

I was surprised to find they had a relatively large tap list, featuring a large number of brews I didn't know they made, running the gamut of styles. All were nicely fresh and tasted far better than any of the bottled brews I'd had on the mainland. Service was professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. And food was location appropriate, and relatively tasty...and then came the hefty purple sweet potato pie, which was just a gut bomb, but a delicious one! Maybe if you're feeling hungry, just order that, and that alone, and share it with 4 people--you'll still fill up!

We had 6 beers while we were here, and would be back regularly for the fresh brews and pork tacos if we were locals.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited several times while on vacation with my kids. Beers were good and the food was so-so. Best thing was the wait staff. Very friendly and informative about where to go and what to do while on the island.

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Photo of Jaredk1203
4.86/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went there with my wife on our honeymoon, I'm blessed with a wife that takes a huge interest in sampling varieties of beer and visiting brewery's. We really enjoyed Kona Brewing Co. as sampled every beer other than two on the menu that were not available at the time. Service was great and atmoshere you can't beat!

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Photo of rjp217
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of EarForBeer
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GatorCoop
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had lunch after arriving on the Big Island. Good food and really good beer, a little pricy.

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.54/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua Kona, HI
Brewery rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 15109 ratings