Best place to watch the final in Rotorua?



  • So my previous experience going out in Rotorua some 15 years ago resulted in nearly getting my head smacked by a large group of youths for simply having the audacity to walk down the street while on crutches. So not the best memories of the nightlife there!
     
    However that was years ago and I've recently befriended an American tourist  and am showing her the sites of Rotorua this weekend and of course high on the agenda is to experience a rugby final in a kiwi bar. Anyone got any recommendations of a good pub, ideally with good TV views, non dick-head clientele and maybe even good food?



  • Just go to Eat street. There are about 12 restaurants/bars all stacked together with covered out door dining. Rifraf stays away and you can watch the footy.
     
    Very close to the Novotel if you are staying there too.  Where are you staying if not there and I will think of somewhere closer within walking distance



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  • Just go to Eat street. There are about 12 restaurants/bars all stacked together with covered out door dining. Rifraf stays away and you can watch the footy.
     
    Very close to the Novotel if you are staying there too.  Where are you staying if not there and I will think of somewhere closer within walking distance

    Sweet cheers, staying in an apartment on Lake Road so only a 8 minute walk away, perfect for having a few too many



  • Yeah you can walk around the waterfront to get there.



  • However that was years ago and I've recently befriended an American tourist

    This just reeks of a Tinder match. Well done on getting back on the horse. So to speak.



  • oh shit good spot! i forgot about that!
     
    in that case, lets paraphrase the Bloodhound Gang
     
    "We can do it doggie style so we can both watch the final"



  • Ha yep very observant. Thank god for tourists.



  • Not been to Rotavegas in a while but I'm pretty sure they still have pubs. 
     
    Or are you looking for somewhere trendy and with "Atmosphere"?



  • Atmosphere would be good. Trying to give a kiwi experience although I might struggle to find that with the chiefs not being involved.



  • I think there's a pub that used to be the old police station - was there a couple of years ago and seemed quite nice and the sort of place to watch rugby.



  • pig n whistle?



  • That's the one but I was trying to incorporate nice food as well.
     
    Although if you want as many curly fries as you could possibley ever eat, the Pig and Whistle is the place to go



  • I would recommmend going our for dinner first in eat street (Or if you want to fancy it right up with an outstanding meal, go to Bistro 1284 on Eruera st (You will get mega points for taking her there!)
     
    After dinner go to Pig and Whistle for the match.



  • Awesome cheers guys