The Riv Sports Bar Hamilton East Guide

The Riv is a sports bar and bistro with a awesome pokies gaming lounge in the Clyde Shopping centre in Hamilton East. The pub is located at Shop number 12, Clyde shopping center, Clyde street in Hamilton East area of Hamilton in New Zealand. It is close to the Waikato river and the Sacred Hearts Girls College, Ebbett Volkswagen, Waikato Regional Council, McDonalds Hamilton East and the Cathedral Of The Blessed Virgin Mary is another local landmarks in the area.

Some of the roads in the area are Grey street, Clyde street and Cook street. The pub is open from 9 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday every week. On Sunday, it will open slightly later at 1 pm in the afternoon and closes at 10 pm at night. The pub has a parking lot where customers can park their own vehicle easily.

Once you get inside the front doors you will have a big decision to make, turning to your left and head on down towards the Lounge and Garden Bar where the main restaurant is located or just go straight ahead to the Sportman’s Bar where you will find the pokie machines, big TV’s, pool tables and jukebox.

About The Riv Bar and Bistro 

The pub was opened in 1993 and has a loyal customer base. It is also a sports bar, and it has a large number of big screen televisions installed with a Sky Sports connection, where customers can enjoy watching their favorite sporting events in the company of their friends and family.

The horse racing and the rugby league matches featuring the New Zealand Warriors NRL team are some of the more popular sporting events at the pub. The pub also has a gaming area where customers can enjoy their favorite game on the pokies, plus a spin a wheel and win prizes event. The pub may be hired for functions at some of the best rates in the Hamilton East area.

Waikato Draught is one of the beers available, and it is prominently advertised on the bar. At times there are competitions for customers, in which they can win a Steinlager jacket or jersey if they consume Steinlager beer regularly. One of the advantages of the pub is the large outdoor seating area with wooden benches for seating and tables for those sunny days in Hamilton East. Plants are placed on many of these tables to add a touch of greenery and vibe.

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Many customers of the pub visit it to play a game of pool at the many pool tables over a few cold beers. It also has a weekly pool competition that is very popular with the locals. On the last Thursday of the month, a Karaoke night is usually held from 6.30 pm onwards. A drinks special is also available at the bar on Karaoke night. The pub is often arranging for a courtesy van, so that customers can reach the pub conveniently and return to the home safely when enjoying themselves at the venue after a few drinks.

The courtesy van is available from 5 pm onwards, and customers can call to book a seat. Customers can also participate in the Joker Poker draw and win some money. They can also enjoy free music at the venue at select times.

For large groups of customers, it is recommended that book their tables in advance to avoid waiting. Walk in customers are also welcome at the pub as you guessed.

Menu and Eats of Note

The pub serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee to customers. The pub has a multi cuisine restaurant offering different types of foods. Beef steak, scallop, lamb steak, burgers and chips are some of the foods available. Children are welcome at the restaurant and there is a special menu for children. The pub also has a catering facility for customers.

Two Birds Eatery Adjacent

You actually get two venues pretty much under the same roof here although separate trading wise. The Two Birds Eatery (not to be confused with Two Birds Cafe in Ruakaka) is located at the same address as The Riv and shares the same phone number as The Riv Sports Bar.

Two Birds is run by people who believe in flavourful food built from the ground up using only the freshest ingredients from local NZ suppliers that focus on sustainable living and community development. Lots of free range, organic and vegan items on the menu. The menu is seasonal and ever changing, it’s the best venue in Hamilton for a vegan meal, barista coffee, teas, cakes, smoothies (best in Hamilton), breakfast or a complete lunch.

You can also grab and go from the food cabinet which has awesome salads, delish burritos, yummy sausage rolls and rice paper rolls of several choices.  If you need a cake for any occasion these are your go-to people in Hamilton. The best cakes and sweet platters that you will ever taste can be ordered and decorated as required.

You can sit inside or outside in the lovely courtyard area for eats and drinks. It’s the best vegan food venue in Hamilton so it that’s your thing this is your place.

Menu Sample Two Birds – Subject to Change

Two Birds eatery Hours

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 4pm
Weekends 8.30am – 2.30pm
Public Holidays 8.30am – 2.30pm

Summary Notes

Most of the customers who visited the pub are extremely happy with the quality of the food and drinks which is served from all the reviews. The staff is friendly and offers excellent customer service for it’s patrons.  Credit cards which are accepted are Visa, American express and MasterCard as well as good old Kiwi cash.

Pokies and TAB Gaming at Riv Sports Bar Hamilton East

The Riv Sports Bar Hamilton East has 18 poker machines games for players, it’s a very popular place for some TAB bets and pokies jackpot gaming fun in the Clyde St, Hamilton East area.

*The best local pokies gaming and sports bar venue in the local Clyde St, Hamilton East area*

Riv Sports Bar Hamilton East Opening Hours

Mon to Sat days 9.00 am to late
Sunday 1 PM to late


Phone 7-856 8508

The Riv Website

Map and address

The Riv Sports Bar
Shop 12, Clyde Shopping Centre, Clyde St, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

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