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The World Bar

12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 0008
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mega burger” (18 reviews)
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American, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. Only popped in for a quick coffee to escape the rain and ended up spending half the afternoon in front of the amazing & cozy fireplace! Loved the atmosphere and can definately recommend the vegan tostadas and chunky fries (yumm!)....More

Thank RSquare1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vegan food (the jackfruit burger is insane) and the service is spot on during the day. An ace place, when it's quiet. Can get a bit hectic later on. But a great place, nonetheless!

Thank Max M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time to this place, recommended by my friends and I am blown away. The fish and chips was awesome but what really blew me away was the fried chicken and waffles! They serve the cocktail in a teapot (which is interesting)...More

Thank War H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place for lunch and decided to stop in here, unsure of what to expect. What a great place! Such good atmosphere - we did sit outside under the heaters as the inside music was quite loud, but that is not...More

Thank kgreenwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My original review of tonight wouldn’t post despite no swear words. But to the owners or World Bar, Rich,Iera, Lies, Justin, Cuillen, Katie, Alexis, Hairy Justin, Chad, and Hayleigh were nothing but the best. I know it’s a lot to say your entire staff were...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family come here a least twice a month, we love this place- the children always go for the fish and chips, my husband has the special daily burger and my favourite are the Vegan kimchi fries, Vegan Pulled Jackfruit and fries and Vegan Tostadas....More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good vego/ vegan options with the warm quinoa salad and a tea pot a definite must! Thank you Justin for the recommendations and great service :)

Thank Hannah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a burger, as good as any in Queenstown. Amazing service by the Belgium waiter. I am excited to eat there again tomorrow!

Thank Mitchell J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Justin was a wonderful waiter. The vegetarian was great - would highly recommend the quinoa salad.

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling with my long time lover, looked for something memorable and delicious. The cute blonde waiter was superb and looked after us to a T. The burger gave fergburger a run for their money. Love you Justin. Will be coming back to World Bar again.

Thank Jan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
American, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-450 0008
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First established in 1996, we're finally open again after a fire that started in a neighbouring business burnt our iconic bar to the ground in 2013 . The World Bar of today is now the ultimate spot for après, food, the best burgers in Queenstown, teapot cocktails, craft beer (11 on tap alone) and all sorts of quirky events and night time shindiggery. This is truly the locals spot in Queenstown with the sunniest beer garden and all weather options if the weather turns a bit nasty.
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