Meet, Eat & Drink

Festival District Bars and Eateries

Festival District Bars and Eateries

There’s no better pairing than world class entertainment and local fare! Enhance your festival experience by stopping into some of the region’s finest local bars and eateries in between shows. We have a wide range of free and ticketed events in the heart of Hastings, situated right next to an eclectic array of gourmet food and drink.

Please contact establishments directly for bookings and public holiday hours. 

Brave Brewing Co

Brave Brewing Co

Our tasting room has become a meeting place for our local community. It's always a pleasure to witness the way in which beer brings people together, acting as a unifying force. We have ten tap offerings and the option of drinking onsite or taking beer away. Glass refillable flagons are available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own vessel in for filling. Peer through the glass windows or take a walk out the back and have a nosey at our brewery and equipment. Enjoying a 'tasting flight' of beers is a great way to sample our range. Our friendly and knowledgable team will work to ensure you get the most out of your visit with us. 

Hours of Operation:
Thurs: 3pm - 8pm
Fri: 12pm - 9pm
Sat: 12pm - 9pm
Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Phone: 0274608414

Craft & Social

Craft & Social

Located in the heart of Hastings CBD, Craft and Social Bar + Eatery offers a colourful warm and social vibe inside the historic Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre. Our restored heritage building is a happy mix of Art Deco and modern styles.

We’re open for snacks, dinner and drinks Wed – Sun, 11am til late.

Phone: 0210 233 3372

Hastings Distillers

Hastings Distillers

Our Hastings shop is located in the vibrant East 200 block of Heretaunga Street – home to an eclectic mix of small artisanal businesses. Housed in a 1930’s building, originally the home of printers P.J.S. George and later the Denton Wyatt bookshop, the space has been artfully restored to provide a stage for our spirits and liqueurs. Visitors to our Tasting Room can sample our products, enjoy a drink and a bite to eat, or purchase bottles to enjoy at home.

Hours
Wednesday - Friday 3pm-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm

Labour Weekend:
Open Sunday 25th October and Monday 26th.
Check our website for hours (TBC)

Phone: 06 870 3991

The Urban WInery

The Urban WInery

The Urban Winery Ahuriri is home to Tony Bish Wines and our beautiful cellar door & wine bar. We have an excellent selection of many other unique Hawke’s Bay wines to complement the Tony Bish range.

Come and see us for tastings, wine and craft beer by the glass or bottle, retail sales and tasty tapas & platters! Check out our Event page for details of live music gigs and other things we've got going on.

Tony's passion for all things Chardonnay can be seen through his selection of only the finest French oak barrels and large format vat which populate the cellar.

Opening Hours

Weds:  12.00pm – 6.00pm
Thurs-Sat: 12.00pm – Late
Sun: 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Phone: 06 650 3353

Mr D

Mr D

Mister D is a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll. We believe in fresh, local produce delivered with great service but no fuss. We think we’re unpretentious but we really care about our food and large wine list. Mister D was created by two Hawke’s Bay couples with long backgrounds in hospitality and we’ve created the kind of place we’ve always wanted to eat in. We hope you’ll join us.

Opening Hours

Breakfast: Thurs to Mon 7.30am to 11am
Brunch/Lunch: Thurs to Mond 11.15am - 3pm
Dinner 4 nights: Wed, Thurs, Frid, Sat 5.30-late
CLOSED TUES / CLOSED WED BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Phone: 06 835 5022

Long Island Delicatessen

Long Island Delicatessen

Long Island Delicatessen is a takeaway deli with a wow factor. As soon as you walk through the front door you are greeted by a long island counter with a range of daily changing salads, proteins and our signature sandwiches plus a fabulous cake counter and of course bespoke deli goods.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Public Holidays
Closed

Phone: 06 870 3670

Cellar 495

Cellar 495

Come into Cellar 495 for good stories, great wines and expert advice. Let Mike Henley, Master of Wine, and his team take you on a wine journey. Alternatively, settle into a wine of your choice along with some great plates of food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Opening Hours
Tue- Sat: 11am -10pm

Phone: 021 664 239

Decibel Wines

Decibel Wines

Home to Decibel, Giunta, and Testify by Daniel Brennan; this is New Zealand wine worth discovering. Our vision is to create wines using classic practices, minimal intervention, and wines with a community based attitude. Jump on the bandwagon.

Stop by to pick up a bottle for dinner or book in for a wine tasting with the winemaker.

Our new home at Decibel Central in Hastings City, the heart of Hawke’s Bay, is here for you whether you’re after a wine store or a cellar door. We’ve got it all covered.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 11am – 5:30pm

Phone: 022 361 9645

Sileni Estate

Sileni Estate

Our winery is set in the Bridge Pa Triangle in the sunny Hawke's Bay. Visit our cellar door team and try a selection of our premium wines. After your tasting stay for a platter of local produce and a glass of wine in the vineyard.

Our cellar door team are welcoming and friendly and will ensure you not only have a great wine tasting experience, but leave with tips on the best things to see, do and eat in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Opening Hours
10am - 5pm - Wednesday - Sunday

Phone: 06 879 4830 

Alpha Dolmus

Alpha Dolmus

Alpha Domus is nestled in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest and second-largest wine region.

There is attention to detail at every stage of growth.

Bud and shoot thinning, leaf removal, bunch thinning and second set removal are just some of the passes made in the vineyard during each season.

Since the establishment of the original vineyard 60 percent has been replanted, and today with the expertise of longstanding vineyard manager Darren Chatterton and winemaker Barry Riwai there is a combination of new clones and heritage vines.

Diva Bar and Bistro

Diva Bar and Bistro

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Iconic bar in the heart of the beautiful Havelock village. A variety of drinks for everyone to enjoy, local wines, craft beers and much more. Our new management and chef continue to deliver with a mouth-watering lunch and dinner menu and awesome service. Come down and check us out. Find us on Facebook or on our website.

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