74-5612 Pawai Place
If you are looking for a brewery in Kona with great food, great micro-brewed beer, and some of the best live music in Kona, look no further. Kona Brewing Company Pub and Brewery is one of West Hawai‘i’s most popular Kona restaurants and the top local brewery in the state. Yes, they have awesome beer, and you may already be familiar with their Fire Rock Pale Ale, Longboard Lager, and Big Wave Golden Ale, which are in just about every store in the Islands. But if you think KBC’s beer is good, then you’ve got to try their food! Serving up fun and delicious fare along with fun and delicious beer since 1994, award-winning Kona Brewing Company Pub and Brewery ranks #7 out of 295 restaurants in Kailua-Kona on TripAdvisor. What’s more, KBC is a completely green and sustainable operation, and supports local organizations that are dedicated to promoting sustainability.
Kona Brewing Company Pub and Brewery Specialties
KBC is a brewery so it could be said that their specialty is hand crafted beer; however, when you try their food you’ll find that they have some amazing culinary specialties too. Most of KBC’s produce is locally sourced, making for some of the freshest salads in Kona restaurants. This Brewery in Kona ‘s ample menu offers both lunch and dinner; relax and have a brew along with starters such as Kona Crab Cakes or Kawaihae Cajun Seared Ahi, nachos, or sliders. Their lunch sandwiches are the perfect fill-up while taking a break from the Kona sun; try their Turkey Pesto, Imu Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, Cubano, or one of their other high-piled sandwiches. Satisfying dinner entrees like pot roast, Portuguese lasagna, and baby back ribs are always popular, but what KBC is really known for besides awesome craft beer is their gazillion kinds of incredibly good homemade pizza. Specialty pizzas range from $16 for a small pie up to $26 for a large, depending on what kind of pizza you order. Entree and sandwich prices are reasonable for the huge amount of food you get, averaging about $12 per person.
How to Get There
From Old Kona Town, take Ali‘i Drive west, it will turn into Palani Street. Follow Palani to Kuakini Highway. Turn left at the light. Take Kuakini Highway to Ka‘iwi Street; turn right on Ka‘iwi and go one block to Pawai Place. Turn right on Pawai and go to the end of the road. When you see a big yellowish building with a brewery vat, you’ll know you’re in the right place.