The Backyard Bar and Eatery, Whatawhata Review and Guide

The Backyard Bar and Eatery is a friendly establishment and well worth a visit. Located at 1333 Horotiu Road, Hamilton, it’s a comfortable venue which families, friends and couples can visit and have a good time. The spot provides eating amenities, a bar, pokies and leisure activities as well. Here, you can enjoy a nice garden bar, live music, special dishes, events and takeaway services.

The venue is open from Monday to Friday from 7.00am until late. Furthermore, it is open on the weekends from 8.00am until late. As such, you can pop in at any time of the day for a bite or a drink of your choice. Here is more about this spot.

Menu, Bar & Pokies @ The Backyard Bar & Eatery

The Backyard Bar and Eatery is versatile and offers literally everything that you need all under one roof. The garden bar section allows you to enjoy a dish or drink under the summer sun. Shaded appropriately, the space is large and well furnished. As a matter of fact, it is the last of the large garden bars in Waikato. In addition to that, the venue provides a comprehensive takeaway menu. From Wednesday to Sunday, guests can enjoy a variety of burgers, fries, pizza and sandwiches which have been toasted.

While here, you can order a variety of dishes to satisfy your cravings. At the Backyard Bar and Eatery, there are delicacies such as the shrimp cocktail, mussel fritters, deep fried haloumi and caesar salad. The little ones are not forgotten, there are special dishes for them such as chicken strips, cheese burgers and hot dogs. Here you can enjoy pizza varieties such as the hawaiian and tandoori chicken pizzas. If you require, the meals can be packed for you to take home. If you have dietary restrictions, feel free to contact the chefs and have your meal adapted accordingly.

Menu Sample – TIP ! Try the Twice Cooked Pork Belly

Food specials

On some days, the Backyard Bar and Eatery provides specials. For example, on Wednesday nights from 5.00pm, the venue hosts Steak Night. On this day, you can order a Sirloin steak, chips, eggs and a handle of some house beer or wine for $20. In addition to that, on Monday and Tuesday nights, the venue hosts Beer O’Clock. On this day, patrons can enjoy a handle of beer at $4 at 4.00pm, $5 at 5.00pm and so on, how good is that!

The pokies

The bar has about 10 great pokies that Kiwis love to play, in fact this gaming lounge is one of the best in Whatawhata.

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Live music

Local and international bands frequently play live music on a special, outdoor stage in the establishment. The schedule of entertainment is indicated on the events page at the venue’s website. Furthermore, it is also posted on the noticeboards.


The Backyard Bar and Eatery is a family-friendly establishment. Not only can you pop in at literally any time of the day, the establishment also allows for online booking and reservation of tables. Therefore, if you plan to visit the venue with a large group of people, you should contact the staff first through a special form in their website. The meals, drinks are sumptuous and affordable. You can discover more by calling 07 829 8804 or sending an email to [email protected].

Opening hours

Mon to Fri 7 am to late.

Weekends from 8 am to late.


Phone 07 829 8804


Map and address

The Backyard Bar and Eatery, 1333 Horotiu Rd, Whatawhata 3289, New Zealand

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