Best Bars in Queenstown


As an all year round activity resort, Queenstown also has a well-deserved reputation for its nightlife. There's plenty of bars and clubs packed into a fairly small area. We've enjoyed doing our research and picked our favourites for you.

Pub on Wharf

Best Bars in Queenstown

Queenstown's Pub on Wharf invites you to stop by for good value food, live music and great beers in a laid-back pub setting. Enjoying dramatic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, Pub on Wharf offers both indoor and outdoor dining and a menu that features a hearty selection of local kiwi favourites with every meal under $20. What's more, the pub serves its renowned superior pints of... More info

The World Bar

Best Bars in Queenstown

Once a Queenstown icon before its venue was gutted by fire in 2013, The World Bar is back in business in a new location but with the same great atmosphere. With its quirky decor and laid back vibe, the bar has grown up a bit since its original days but is still a great place to hang out in the town. Enjoy teapot cocktails or craft beers including 11 on tap or choose from the extensive wine list... More info

Cowboys Bar

Best Bars in Queenstown

Cowboys Bar is as the name suggests a themed bar, tucked away in Searle Lane. The old wild west is recreated in the bar which offers a fun night out. The large grizzly bear that greets you at the door and the mechanised bull ride strongly hint that this bar is ideal for those who like a good time. The long bar offers plenty of shots, beers and cocktails, with free bar snacks offered from late a... More info

The Lodge Bar

Best Bars in Queenstown

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... More info

The Ballarat Trading Co

Best Bars in Queenstown

Experience ‘Old World’ Queenstown at this unique gastro pub in the heart of the town. Sit out on the patio or experience the one-of-a-kind ambiance at the Ballarat Trading Co. in downtown Queenstown. The menu features unique dishes, many made from local ingredients. Try the lamb rump with a Pinot Noir jus or a sesame-crumbed tuna. The comprehensive wine list features great bottles from a... More info

Brazz

Best Bars in Queenstown

Casual dining is at its best at Brazz.  Stop by for a full meal and a few pints. Brazz has been a great destination for casual dining since 2002.  Located in the centre of Queenstown, this popular bar and grill serves up hearty and delicious food, three meals a day.   From fluffy pancakes and eggs benedict at breakfast, to steak and pork belly, there is something t... More info

Eichardt's Bar

Best Bars in Queenstown

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 warm and ... More info