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1876 Bar And Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (22 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM Hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined at this restaurant twice during our stay in Queenstown. We tried the fish and chips and the hamburger and fries. Both dinners and the draft beer were quite good. They have daily specials on food and drinks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank twintwin19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good vegetarian choices, we tried wrap and veggie burger and both were really good. Desserts are good but nothing exceptional. $5 beer all day, it was a sunny day, the outside terrasse was crowded, prices for lunch are reasonable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank camillooouuuu
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 1Englishman
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jo S
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mindyCO
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank streakytravels
1876BarandRestaurant, General Manager at 1876 Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Corin H
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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