Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Where To Watch The Rugby In Rotorua'.

Our guide to the best bars to watch the Rugby in Rotorua.


Our Backyard Pub

Our Backyard Pub has been open for over 11 Years and we are situated right next to Reading Cinemas at 1287 Eruera Street. We serve Kiwi Pub Food including Pub Favourites such as Beer Battered Fish n Chips, Burgers, Pizzas, Scotch Fillet Steak. We have an extensive range of Tap & Bottled Beers including Steinlager Classic, Guinness, Panhead, Corona and Waikato Draught.  We also have ...

Ruck 'n Maul Sports Bar and Tab

Rotorua's premier Sports Bar which features plenty of televisions plus a big screen projector to catch the latest live sporting events. The bar also includes TAB betting along with 18 gaming machines. The bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8.00am to 3.00am...

Pig & Whistle Historic Pub

Enjoy the warm atmosphere of one of Rotorua’s most popular pubs, centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940’s architecture.    The Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history, a wide range of New Zealand craft Beer + Cider on tap, New Zealand wines, great pub food, and live entertainment every weekend.    The full menu is available from 11:30a...

Crates N Cues Bar

Are you looking for a good night out in Rotorua with friends? Located in the heart of Rotorua, Crates N Cues Bar features Pool Tables, Darts, a gaming lounge,  a jukebox and Karaoke to keep you entertained.  Enjoy a beer, cocktail and a lively night out. Contact:  07 347 2777...

Good Eastern Taphouse

If you’re hitting the trails, staying at one of the local lakes, or exploring the Redwood Forest, the Good Eastern Taphouse is the perfect place to refuel. With a huge range of Good George beers and ciders on tap and a mouth-watering menu, the Good Eastern Taphouse has you covered on all bases.  Whether you’re after a quick bite or pub meal, the chefs have crafted our menu to cater for...

Hennessy's Irish Bar

Hennessy's Irish Bar is an award-winning bar situated in downtown Rotorua.  For over 10 years, the bar has won a 'Beer Masters Award' every year, recognising its excellence in service and presentation of their tap beers. Designed in the traditional Irish style, the interior features spacious booths and tucked-away private tables.  A private function room is available for hire for grou...


SOBAR is the coolest joint located on Eat Street, the premier restaurant and bar precinct in Rotorua.  Guests can enjoy New Zealand ice cold beer and award-winning wine combined with a street food style menu - burgers, fish and chips, pizza and dumplings all feature.. Sobar offers live music from local musicians and Djs with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family. Op...

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