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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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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 22 February 2018

Queenstown was having fabulous weather so we sat outside and watched amazing shadows on The Remarkables across the lake as the sun went down... while eating a very good meal.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AMM2014
Reviewed 21 February 2018

My wife and I called in for a meal and drink when stopping off in Queenstown when touring New Zealand. In a country where everything is pretty expensive it's surprising to find a bar with $5 beers and decent food at a sensible price. We...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 135DavidS135
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a great place to start off your night out! You can get beers for $5 and they have a great deal where you can get 3 of any appetizer for $30. And yes, you can mix and match. And the appetizer's are pretty...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Walden777
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing place, awesome food and good drinks! Going there tonite again hang out with my friends. I do recommend 1876!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank KalinkaS18
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This place is bouncing with energy. Music good, food excellent for the price, good beer and a great range of wine. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the area,

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Leebda
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Set in the beautiful old (1876) District Court building. This pub is very popular not surprisingly with happy hour drinks at $4.00 between 4 - 6pm. After that they don't get much more expensive. Live music in the afternoons and a solid pub snack food...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Very popular place for a younger audience as the drinks are very cheap. As a result the outside space is very busy and hard to get a table for food. We managed to get a seat inside but were unable to locate a menu easily....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bluesocks1101
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This place is completely brilliant, such a good menu with heaps of cheap options! Drinks are pretty much all $5, all day - just an awesome spot with great vibes, for cheap! It’s in an old courthouse so a beaut spot, well worth a visit...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 376ashw
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tee_Walton
Reviewed 10 January 2018 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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Georgina W
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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, Local cuisine, 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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