Staff member at Duncans Brewery pours a tap beer behind the bar.

Grab a drink up the Coast

Beer on tap at Duncans Brewery.
Beer on tap at Duncans Brewery.

Duncan’s Brewing Co.

4b Sheffield St, Paraparaumu

One of Kāpiti’s hidden gems is Duncan’s Brewing Co. One of a suite of successful microbreweries in the area, Duncan’s is generally open for takeaway cellar door sales only. Buy a glass flagon or bring your own reusable bottle for tap beer.

On the second Saturday of every month, Duncan’s operates a Popup Brewery Bar and hosts live music. Grab a table in the brewery, and choose from the 10 beers on tap. Food is usually by local favourites Passo or a guest food truck, while local musicians add that extra bit of sparkle to a unique night out.

Duncan’s Brewing Co.

Long Beach Cafe and Tavern

40 Tutere St, Waikanae Beach

At Long Beach, simplicity meets quality. The all day café and tavern is dedicated to fresh and local ingredients.

Located right on Waikanae Beach, Long Beach is the perfect spot to refuel after a day in or on the water. Grab a coffee after a morning dip, or meet friends here for brunch or lunch. Head down for dinner and make the most of the relaxed atmosphere, impressive beer and wine list. Pizza is the star of the show, with classic flavours along with few the team have dreamed up.

Sitting outside, you’ll be warmed by the heated seats and outdoor fire on cooler evenings. Rain protection means guests can enjoy the sheltered Long Beach garden year-round.

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Raumati Social Club

34 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South, Paraparaumu

Located in Raumati South Village, the Raumati Social Club takes its name seriously. A hub where locals gather to catch up over good food and local brews, the café and restaurant transforms into a live music venue on the weekends, showcasing music from the Kāpiti Coast and beyond.

As well as a large and varied menu, cabinet food is made fresh daily, and dietary requirements are easily catered for.

The focus here is local all the way: from the local art lining the walls, to the local produce at the heart of the menu. And of course, the place is always busy with local faces, catching up at their local spot.

Raumati Social Club

Tuatara Brewery & Tap Room

7 Sheffield St, Paraparaumu

Tuatara is an award-winning brewery proudly from the Kāpiti Coast. Started in a backyard in 2001, it’s now found in a buzzing brewery and tap room in Paraparaumu. It’s a great place to pop in for a bite and a brew.

The brewery’s menu is simple but satisfying and pairs beautifully with its range of beers. If you’re not sure which beer is for you, order a tasting tray to try out a few options.

Take a tour to see the magic of beer brewing for yourself. The brewery often hosts live shows, from music to comedy.


North End Brewery

11 Ngaio Rd, Waikanae

North End Brewery is a small craft brewery in Waikanae. Its brews are inspired by traditional European styles but have a natural twist, using produce grown on the Kāpiti Coast. The brewery takes its name from Kapiti Island, where the aptly named ‘North End’ is best viewed from Waikanae Beach. Head in for a tasting, or to fill your flagon to take home.

The brewery is connected to restaurant and café Salt and Wood Collective, which is open all day for American-style BBQ food (the perfect pairing).

North End Brewery