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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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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled into this place on our first day in Queenstown, hungry, thirsty. And needing to relax. The staff are really friendly. We ordered lunch and drinks at the bar - nachos for me and a wrap for my bf. The drinks were good, good...More

Thank Tee_Walton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 1876 with my partner and couldn't believe how cheap the drinks were and how friendly the staff especially a great girl from Yorkshire behind the bar when we were taking ages to choose what we wanted. Would definitely recommend and come back if we're...More

Thank Georgina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1876 really surprised me with their customer service compare to other bars/restaurants in Queenstown. The team is so friendly and bubbly. They go to a certain extent to make sure you’ve been looked after. The team at 1876 is such a great team who work...More

Thank AnneliDeschamps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best beer prices in town BUT.. where is the customer service?!?! I counted five bar staff at one stage yet they couldn’t even take the glasses from our table while they were goofing around. special mention must go to the brunette who was always on...More

Thank fairyfalls28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here on a public holiday (1/1/18) and was greeted with no surcharge and also 25% off being a monday! all beers were $5 a handle too! great value for money at this place, would go here again for sure :) Friends had the nachos...More

Thank calebs910
Reviewed 25 November 2017

So the wife and I lobbed into here on a very warm, bustling, Friday arvo. $4 dollars for tap Montieth beer, and $5 for cider for the wife = happy campers. Place had a good vibe, and us oldies felt young again watching the young...More

Thank Craig U
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful looking restaurant with outdoor esplanade and nice decoration... the environment was noisy and food... i don’t know! The kitchen closed early at 9pm

Thank Daniela A
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The dining experience is composed of a number of essential components; great food is just one. The food here is very good; no complaints in this category. Ambiance is OK also. But the service leaves a lot to be desired. Not sure what the problem...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely little pub that is very busy due to the drink prices, cheapest in town, happy hour made a schooner $4 and normally $5. Cider was $5, $10 cocktails makes this place pretty popular. I only had a few drinks but saw others ordering food,...More

Thank AW_Hooper_1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Busy place but not surprising considering the price of a beer! They do scrumptious mulled cider and wine also, the price of which is very reasonable. Food was excellent with good service too.

Thank Melissa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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