Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Cocktail Bars in Queenstown'.

There are some fantastic cocktail bars in Queenstown to enjoy a classic cocktail after a hard day's fun. If you like your Mai Tai and Mojitas, you'll want to head to one of the bars on our list.


Reds Bar

You’ll be seeing sunset red, sipping pretty at Queenstown’s sassiest little bar.  Where your Alpine aperitif comes served with cheek and the Remarkables in full view.  A wine wish list made to match the mountainous magnificence.  New Zealand’s grapes blushing alongside delicious worldly drops.   We serve saucy snacks with bar-side bite and all the necessary liquid ac...

The Sundeck

The Sundeck is a stunning mediterranean kitchen and bar in the heart of Queenstown.  Enjoy a lively atmosphere, tapas and cocktails from the stunning rooftop bar. The Sundeck features outdoor fires, cozy blankets and a friendly welcome to keep you happy well into the night.  As the sun sets, step down into the main bar where the evening warms up. With a full food and drinks menu wh...

Eichardt's Bar

Situated on Marine Parade overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt's Bar is part of the renowned Eichardt's Hotel.  The stylish bar features a welcoming fireplace, comfortable sofas and attentive service. Using local, fresh and organic produce, Eichardt's serves a Tapus inspired menu during lunchime, with a variation served after 3.00pm until late. A breakfast menu is also available. The war...

The Bunker

The Bunker offers a fine dining experience with a distinctly New Zealand cuisine, specialising in red meats and local delicacies.  The restaurant is small and intimate, ensuring a high level of quality and service with dim lighting and old school music create an almost private club atmosphere. The rustic fine dining menu focuses on locally sourced produce with European and Kiw...


Bardeaux lets its wide selection of wines do the talking. Guests can expect a huge range of local Pinot's supported by a cellar of vintage champagne and wines. The Sumptuous interiors combined with the huge open fire are welcome sights, especially during those cold winter nights....

The Lodge Bar

Located in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Wakatipu, The Lodge Bar operated by successful New Zealand brand Rodd & Gunn, offers stunning food and wine with menus created by some of the country's best. The food menu is designed by Michelin Starred chef Matt Lambert and features fine dishes using seasonal produce including oysters, salmon and venison. The food is accompanied by an exclusiv...

Nest Kitchen

Nest Kitchen offer modern Mediterranean classics at the highest alfresco dining spot in Queenstown.   Making use of kiwi ingredients to create a flavourful menu, this seductively-lit, art deco style restaurant and bar features awe-inspiring views with floor to ceiling windows.  The bar and restaurant has curated a unique selection of New Zealand Gin & Tonics, and a wide range...

1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge

This stylish bar located in the Sofitel Queenstown hotel offers 350 wines by the bottle and another 50 by the glass. Inspired by the French Revolution the 1789 Wine and Jazz Lounge is an extravagant and luxurious venue in which wine connoisseurs can enjoy an outstanding variety of vintages. The extensive wine menu is backed by stunning cocktails, beer and cider, spirits and a wide ran...

Habana Boutique Rum Bar

Habana Bar brings Cuba to Queenstown.  With over 70 rums, expect the tastiest Mojitos using only the finest and freshest ingredients.  Habana's rum collection includes influences from all over the world, with the go to favorite Appletons!  Try Habana's delicious rum flights, or even a rum tasting master class for you and your friends. The atmospheric and compact bar ...

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