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1876 Bar And Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An apparently new pub in the centre of town, very busy because of cheap food and drink, but a good place to hang out. A New Zealand equivalent of UK’s Wetherspoons. This place, like the rest of Queenstown is ‘jumping’ there is a great atmosphere,...More

1  Thank 1Englishman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ran into this place on our trip to Queenstown with some friends, and we are very glad we did, most places in town are more on the expensive side due to it being a tourist destination. However, this place has so many happy hours and...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason this place is always busy. The best prices in town. We got the nightly dinner special and it was good pub food. We got table service from a waitress. Great place to hang out.

Thank mindyCO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the busiest bar in town. You'll find this place crowded with mostly the younger demographic, can get pretty loud and rowdy. Advertised outside the bar with a $5 beer sign, one just could not resist the value. One cool feature of this place is...More

Thank Streaky T
1876BarandRestaurant, General Manager at 1876 Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Streaky T Thanks for your review ,we pride ourselves on providing good value for money on our food and drinks all in a fun & friendly atmosphere . The bottoms up system is the first in NZ and is proving a hit with us...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

After walking past several times this week, I can now see why this place is pumping all afternoon, and no doubt well into the night. A large pint glass of tap beer ($4) and the same of cider ($5), during happy hours 4:00-6:00pm, and then...More

Thank Reece B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We found this place serves cheapest price drinks compared to other bars and pubs around QT. Food was good, not too much just perfect size portion.

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 25 September 2018

took the kids for dinner and the meals were excellent. Everything was really well priced and there was a great variety of beers on tap.

Thank Savagesheepy
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I asked the DJ if he could play a song and had written the song on my phone and the DJ literally looked at my phone and threw it across the room. So rude and aggressive especially when I was so polite to him. This...More

2  Thank Corin H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Had one of the lunch specials which was very cheap and really nice. we had a nice time here drinking. The staff were friendly enough.

Thank dylanharpertextiles1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Good drinks with good prices! We love it! The drinks on offer are very fairly priced and has the variety for those of that like cocktails.

Thank terrie428
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2178
  • E-mail
1876 Bar and Restaurant is a distinctive & much valued landmark of Queenstown.The old stone courthouse building was erected between November 1875 and September 1876. The Old Courthouse is one of the few structures that survive from Queenstown's early gold mining days. Now over 130 years on 1876 offers an upmarket menu, relaxed atmosphere, great service & friendly staff. With the option of indoor and outdoor dining 1876 is definitely the place to be. During the winter season we will have live music between Wednesday and Sunday nights.
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