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1876 Bar And Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
12:00 - 03:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot more to say really. Oh, the staff were friendly. The drinks were also great value. The beer garden catches the sun well. We, and our numerous happyily fed children, will be back.

Thank Tomb1000
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we popped in for a quick drink on Saturday on our way out for a meal and we're graphically reminded why we don't go here anymore. The beer and wine are fine and the prices are ok. But once again the toilets were a total disgrace. Just to clarify there are no gender specific toilets, but what they do... More 

Thank Moira A
Putrajaya, Malaysia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For someone who likes beer and doesn't envy paying through the nose for it, 1876 is a great option in Queenstown, where you can pick up a pint for about $4 USD which is incredibly cheap for dining out in NZ. The menu is not huge but the portions are and they are quite tasty. The only drawback was that... More 

Thank montash32
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Family went for dinner. Great and cheap cocktails and beers, calamari and bread were delicious from snack menu. The ribs were amazing and tender. Highly recommend😋

Thank Jamaican12
Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch- was pretty quiet when we were there but clearly a party spot later, with big tables perfect for groups. We had the burgers which were an absolute bargain for $10 (half price special)- very tasty! Not a bad spot!

Thank smg38
Newcastle, Australia
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very noisy pub outdoors however once inside we sat in the actual courthouse area and the food and service were great. Good value for money and kid friendly.

Thank thefunfive
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Such a quaint little Bar..Hello happy hour 4-6pm where you find $4 beer/wine/ciders.. $14 jugs..Cannot go wrong.. A sneaky surprise was the beautiful spare ribs in the shared platter..Better than the rib restaurant across the road by far!!!

Thank Lani C
Grafton, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great staff, friendly and helpful, meals are well presented, tasty and very reasonably priced in comparison to most restaurants in Queenstown, couldn't ask for more.

Thank graemesmith10
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A nice pub with an interesting history, Great atmosphere, Has great food and the mulled wine was fantastic, it was a great way to warm up!

Thank Ashley S
Mt. Vernon
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We got in the place about 5 and it was hopping. Beer and wine were reasonable and so we're the burgers we had. Had to share a table with an older(like us) local, and had a great time. The food was pretty good and the help friendly. Great pub vibe.

Thank jameshT196QE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
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
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 long summer months, the huge sun-drenched deck will host various activities with a cider garden, outside cocktail bar, Sunday BBQ & live music...

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