The story of one of the best local restaurants in Altamonte Springs, FL

Kiwi’s Pub & Grill is owned by Mike Hood and Rick Culmer, two childhood friends who met in first grade. They are from New Zealand and have traveled all over the world. During their travels, the friends decided that they wanted to own a pub.

In 1993, Mike and Rick borrowed the down payment for a small pub that was located near Winter Park in Florida. They called it “Kiwi’s Pub” and started to enjoy living their dream. Then in 1994, Mike and Rick moved their pub to their present location in Altamonte Springs, FL. They added a full kitchen to the pub and then adopted the name “Kiwi’s Pub & Grill”. We have grown to become one of the most popular local restaurants and sports bars around!

Tell us your story

We believe that each one of our customers has an interesting story to tell. Visit us and share your story with us, and you would find that you will meet some very interesting people! You will make some great friends here at Kiwi’s Pub & Grill!

Our Gallery

We host NTN Trivia Contests, Poker Contests and other fun competitions; we even offer the talented winners gift cards and freebies! Our gallery is full of pictures of our wonderful customers and our staff who have enjoyed the sporting events, electronic dart boards and other great activities. Take advantage of our in-house loyalty program that lets you earn points to turn into rewards – just for drinking, eating and spending time with us. Visit us, introduce yourself, meet great people and have fun at Kiwi’s Pub & Grill in Altamonte Springs FL.


Kiwi Slang

  • Kiwi: A flightless bird, or used colloquially to mean a New Zealander.
  • Kiwi Fruit: Small brown-skinned green-fleshed fruit, high in Vitamin C! Formerly known as Chinese Gooseberries.
  • Knackered: In reference to a person it means tired, “I’ve been at work all day and I’m knackered!”
  • Lollies: Candy, a store selling candy is known as a ‘lolly shop.’
  • Loo: Toilet.
  • Mate: A close friend, to do something for a friend at a discount is to give them “mate’s rates.”
  • Pavlova: Also known as a ‘pav’, this iconic New Zealand dessert consists of a baked meringue topped with cream and fruit.

See why Kiwi’s Pub & Grill is one of Altamonte Spring’s best local restaurants!