One sure fire way to get acquainted with a place is scope out the local bars, and Kaikōura is home to a few goodies.

Serving up crafty beers, good times and crazy golf (yes, you read that right), you’ll be able to sample some brews with a little local flavour. Live music, scenic beer gardens and more can be found amongst the neat bars in Kaikōura.

The People Behind the Places: Meet the Food and Drink Heroes of Kaikōura

A hand holds a bunch of dark red grapes growing on a vine at Esses in Kaikōura.
Come hungry, thirsty and with plenty of suitcase space as this new look food and drink scene won’t disappoint.

Strawberry Tree Kaikōura

Man standing at the bar with his children at Strawberry Tree.
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A quirky Irish Bar and live music venue serving up some of the best grub in town.

The Pier Hotel

Outdoor seating area at The Pier Hotel.
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A classic Kiwi pub and restaurant housed within an iconic nineteenth century hotel.

Emporium Brewing

Interior view of the bar at Emporium Brewing, Kaikōura.
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Emporium Brewing is a much-loved local brewery that will happily bring you pints and burgers to your heart's content.