Serving Rotorua’s favourite pub food


1210 Tutanekai St
Rotorua District
07 343 7901


Daily: 8 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.

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.

Stop Press! We are delighted to hear the Barmy Army will be back in Rotorua, and we have a brand new building in the same location for this!!!



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What’s On

Coming Up


March 17   St Patrick’s Day!!! What a great day – weekend! 

May 6   Joseph Parker Fight… screened LIVE at Hennessy’s


May 14   Mother’s Day – Book your table for Mum and she will receive a free Bailey’s Cheesecake.

June  The British and Irish Lion’s arrive in New Zealand.

What a six weeks this will be and Rotorua hosts NZ Maori All Blacks v Lions JUNE 17.

We are putting together catering packages for groups over 10 people, please contact us directly so you don’t miss out.

Don’t miss out on finding that real rugby experience at Hennessy’s Irish Bar. Who remembers when they were here in 2005?! What a party it was at Hennessy’s!


Regular Weekly Events at Hennessy’s

LIVE music every Thursday night with the wonderful Andy Craw.


EPL games shown LIVE & replayed.


Super 15 Games – LIVE





Test Cricket, screened LIVE.


All AB Games shown live


All LION’S Games shown LIVE.


Rugby Channel My Sky HDi Sky Sport ESPN

Follow us on Facebook – daily updates – https://www.facebook.com/HennessysIrishBar/ and https://www.facebook.com/LionsinRotorua/


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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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