Serving Rotorua’s favourite pub food


1210 Tutanekai St
Rotorua District
07 343 7901


Daily: 11am – Late


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Hennessy’s Irish Bar is one of New Zealand’s favourite Irish bars, right in the heart of Rotorua.

Beautifully designed in truly Irish tradition with spacious booths and hidden-away private tables. Seating can cater for small or larger groups. We are also proud to offers private function room of yesteryear charm that is popular with business, corporate, social and tour groups.

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. We run a fun quiz every Sunday through the winter; no charge, Bar tabs to be won and registrations from 6.30 pm. 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 will be in a brand new building (same location) for this!!!



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What’s On

Coming Up





LIVE Sport & REPLAYS… check at the Bar for times!!


LIVE Sport at Hennessy’s

Saturday – Waitangi Day

12 noon NRL Auckland 9’s

Warriors v Bulldogs 2.20pm

Warriors v Manly 6.15pm

1.30pm Black Caps v Australia

10pm Highlanders v Racing 92 (Rugby)


Sunday 10.30am NRL Auckland 9’s

Warriors v Broncos 12.40pm

FINALS from 2pm



Six Nation Replays

11.30am Scotland v England

1.30 pm France v Italy


Sydney Sevens (Finals) (Rugby 7’s)

5pm Breakers v Cairns

7.30pm Phoenix v Perth (Football)


Monday (Public Holiday)

11.30 6 Nations Replay Irealnd v Wales

1.30pm Black Caps v Australia

12 NOON Super Bowl LIVE


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Function Room and Functions

A Step back in time into our beautiful, private function room which can be booked for you next event, celebration, meeting or meal. This is something quite special.

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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. (Also live music Wednesdays.)

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Quiz Night

Rotorua’s longest running Quiz Night, now in summer recess!

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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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