Welcome to The Phoenix Tauranga

The Phoenix is Tauranga’s newest home of Monteiths, risen from the ashes of the most disastrous fire to occur on The Strand.

Well, sort of…


In 1916 eleven shops, a hotel and a timber yard were reduced to ashes.  96 years later, the area in which you sit housed the famous Horny Bull restaurant which also came crashing to the ground in a controlled demolition.  The site was one of many Tauranga buildings which was listed as earthquake prone and had to meet strict council laws.  You are now sitting in a state of the art green star insulated building… The first of many to be erected on the Strand to comply with new earthquake laws.


The Phoenix pays respect to the Horny Bull by using the brickwork and hand crafted toilet doors from their old restaurant.  Our name has been inspired by, and pays homage to the past and present fire brigade of Tauranga in our themes and touch points around the bar.  Keep up the good work, and we look forward to sharing a beer with you.


What our customers are saying about us

A great spot; Mark & his team always take care of you. Good food, Good service. If you want good night out stop in for a few drinks and some food.

A welcome sight and addition to the sometimes tired local bar/ pub scene. Friendly service, great variety of food and drinks, reasonably priced. Great layout and seating; Others should learn from them!

Lovely relaxed place, efficient service & good, reasonably priced food. We will definitely be back

Special Events
Family Fun Day

Join us from 11am to 2pm for family entertainment including face painting, bouncy castles, bucking-bull challenge and a visit from Santa! Donations to Variety Childrens Charity for entry. See Facebook for more info

Sunday 21st December
NYE at The Phoenix

The Phoenix is the place to be with Piston Broke playing all the classic tunes! Thanks to our friends at Jim Beam - there will be drink specials on the night

Wednesday 31st December
Weekly Rituals
Thursday Night Beers & Burgers

Who feels like cooking on a Thursday anyway? Join us for $6 tap beers & $15 gourmet burgers every Thursday! What's not to love?

The Friday Knock-Off

From 5pm to 9pm $6 Heinekens, $6 House wines & $15 Pizzas. Plus a $50 business card draw bar tab to be won at 6pm & 7pm