Papamoa locals know all about this friendly bar minutes from the beach - that’s something of an unofficial community centre, with all the activities it runs. Rain has loads of choice in beers - including Heineken and Monteiths on tap - and over 20 different cocktails. Tip to rained out beachgoers-if it rains cocktails are half price!.
There’s al fresco or indoor seating (super comfy large sofas by the big screen TV), and a huge menu for brunch, lunch or dinner. No boring pub food here, thanks to a top chef with overseas experience including London, and the U.S. Rain’s owners are U.S. expats with serious restaurant credentials and it shows in superb service & many other touches.
30 Gravatt Road, Fashion Island, Papamoa.
(07) 572 3066