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The Dirty Land

131 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 5340
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (4 reviews)
“outdoor area” (2 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Hours
$$ - $$$
131 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with my bridesmaids and we felt like royalty. The bar staff were so amazing and looked after us all night long making sure we were never without a drink and recommending cocktails to our taste. The passion fruit mojito was my favourite. Would...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Kiwibird1993
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Rolled up for a nightcap after eating next door. Staff were friendly and helpful. The cocktail menu is extensive and reasonably priced. ambiance is dark and moody, DJ was great. Love the outdoor area. Great bar to go and have a few night caps or...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Chainbreaker72
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The food was very tasty and the serving sizes were fair. The corn fritters were a hit, and the tacos certainly didn't disappoint. Great service, and we were also allowed to split the bill.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank griffoscotty
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After a work function next door at Mexicano's we headed into TDL - the service was the best we have ever experienced in a crowded bar (made even more exceptional when all the rugby supporters arrived after the Lions game).

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank honeybee550
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Always have a good time here. Good cocktails in a cool environment. Love the artwork and the ambience

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank JacobE849
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Cool place. Love it. Want to go back. The best lay out. The staff were onto it and after every dollar in coming around all the time in asking for drinks. It was small but set out to make the most. Music was lourd and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great little bar. Cocktails are very good and food Always nice DJs on Friday and Saturday. Very good vibe.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank morgannl650
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I entered the premesis on my own after a short phone call with my house mate my group was in there before me A group of 10. Sober as a judge.. the doorman asked me for I.D happily showed him my I.D to which I...More

Date of visit: May 2017
2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant service from an intimate hidden away bar. Table service, friendly guys, even better drinks! Only complaint was it was too hot sitting inside and suggest dimming the lights leading to the bathrooms, was too bright after sitting in the low lights of the lounge.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The service was quick, drinks were a little too strong to my liking, great atmosphere, overall rating I'd say it is good

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank GreatGobbler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 5340
  • E-mail
The Dirty Land is Christchurch’s home of sophisticated cocktails served in a broody aesthetic of a meticulously-crafted den of cool. We pride ourselves on our personable and professional service, killer cocktails, nuanced wine list and impressive range of luxury French Champagnes and international spirits. When you step into The Dirty Land you’ll be struck by heavy red curtains, exposed brick walls, tactile wallpaper, moody lighting, candlelight ambience, eclectic and textural fixtures set beneath a gnarly, pressed ceiling. Whether you’re coming to find a cosy corner of the room to talk the night away over delicious drinks and food or you’re coming to celebrate with friends to the early hours of the morning, The Dirty Land will never disappoint…
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