Serving Rotorua’s favourite pub food

Henns No1



1202-10 Tutanekai St
Rotorua District
07 343 7901

Winter Hours

Monday – Friday: 11 am – Late

Saturday/Sundays: 10 am – Late



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Hennessy’s Irish Bar is one of New Zealand’s favourite Irish bars, right in the heart of Rotorua. We’ve known we sell NZ’s best Guinness for ages; now we have been jointly awarded NZ’s Top Guinness Bar and everyone knows!

Totally rebuilt in 2016 after the building failed earthquake prone building assessment, Hennessy’s is a beautifully designed pub, in the truly Irish tradition with spacious booths and hidden-away private tables. Seating available for small or larger groups. We are proud to cater for business, corporate, social and tour groups, as well as families and individuals.

The menu features a range of hearty pub favourites and is fondly known for serving Rotorua’s favourite Pub food, including traditional fare like mussels, lamb shanks and bangers & mash, steaks and stews, supported by burgers, sandwiches and fresh salads and many more dishes in our extensive menu. We are famous for our delicious seafood chowder. There is a children’s menu; all items under $10. And to complete, we offer a delicious dessert menu including Bailey’s Irish cheesecake and Granny Malone’s bread and butter pudding. All desserts are made fresh on site and also all reasonably priced under $10.

Our team at Hennessy’s work hard to ensure you get both an enjoyable dining experience and the perfect pint every time you walk through the door. We have received the prestigious BEER MASTERS AWARD every year we have been operating; an award that recognises excellence in presentation of our tap beers and service.

Hennessy’s has live music every Thursday night and on some weekends. And last, but not least, Hennessy’s has many large TV screens to show live coverage and replays of international and national games including our new 70″ screen.

Hennessy’s has also played a major role in hosting the Barmy Army supporting the 2005 British and Irish Lions. We have hosted both supporters and players in the exhaustive 2011 Rugby World Cup. We are also part of a famous urban legend regarding one of Ireland’s most famous sons, the mercurial Brian O’Driscoll, after Ireland played NZ Maori in 2010.

We are delighted to be able to now offer a great platter menu for in-house and off-site catering, just another way we can look after you!

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Let us look after you & your function, large or small.


What’s Live…

Rugby World Cup 2019!


We are showing many Games LIVE from Japan this September/October 2019. Watch this space, and https://www.facebook.com/HennessysIrishBar/ for more details!


Mitre 10 CUP

Every game every week.


2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Starts Thursday, 10 October – ends on Sunday, 13 October


NRL Grand Final

Sunday,6 October

AFL Grand Final

Saturday, 28 September



Regular Weekly Music at Hennessy’s


LIVE music every Thursday night with the wonderful Andy Craw.

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Major Internationals through to local games, we may be showing – ask, or keep an eye on our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HennessysIrishBar/



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Function Room..

Recently opened and an exceptional space for your next get together; work or play, caters for groups up to 200.

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Enjoy our beautiful re-furbished pub. This is something quite special. Come and experience the NEW bar, opened 13 December, 2016

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Live Music

Andy Craw is one of New Zealand’s favourite solo performers plays Thursday Nights when Brendan Hopping is not in town.

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Outdoor dining area with heating, perfect spot to enjoy street life, particularly on Night Market Thursday’s. (Smoking area.)

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Live Sport

Most definitely and historically Rotorua’s favourite Bar for showing Live sport. Why? Because we show it all!

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Contact and Reservations

1210 Tutanekai St
Rotorua District

Phone: 07 343 7901

Please get in touch with Hennessy’s. We would love to hear from you!

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