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1876 Bar And Restaurant

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45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had brunch/lunch here. Compared to other Queenstown restaurants the prices here are quite reasonable. They also have a large outside patio that is very popular.

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Compared to everywhere else eating and drinking in Queenstown this is the place to go for a beer nd food at reasonable prices friendly staff great beer garden

Thank kathsweethome
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Set in a heritage building, from the outside it looks very pricey and high end, but actually it is very laid back and affordable. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank BangkokJock
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Cheap awesome drinks but not enough seats and tables and no heaters on outside as broken or empty has bottles. No live music which signs says there is out the front. Fire places not even turned on. Pay top dollar and enjoy the nice clean...More

Thank Australiacatcat
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Had a drink here a couple of nights. A pint and a red wine only $8 so a bargain and good standard of drinks. Went back to eat here and we both had the steaks. Both were excellent and could not be faulted. Nice to...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went for lunch, good cider, friendly staff and great people watching location from the patio. Reasonable price being one block off main street.

Thank jmboren73
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Easily the best value bar in Queenstown. Drinks are ridiculously cheap! $5 beers, ciders & wine, $10 cocktails! Good selection of beers, the cocktail list is long enough with good variety. The location is a little bit out of the main centre of town but...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

As advised by our motel, the cheapest drinks in town. Quite a variety of cheap drinks. As expected, gets very busy and rowdy later in the evening

Thank IrregularTraveller87
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here yesterday - was one of the few places with a decent crowd on Good Friday. Food was good and reasonably priced - good beers - I liked the outdoor seating which was nice for an afternoon drink and meal and people watching.

Thank Damien G
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious filet of sole. Prompt and efficient service. Lively local scene with reasonable prices. Convenient location.

Thank Bruce S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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