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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Queenstown's best burger
1. Queenstown's best burger
"Delicious food and drinks and loved the teapot cocktail"
Caitlinrose11122333
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2. Amazing beer garden & food
2. Amazing beer garden & food
"Great place to relax and have an afternoon drink and food, esp outside "
maryechong
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3. Awesome hospitality
3. Awesome hospitality
"Staff are very chill and friendly, and happy to chit chat"
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Sports bars
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best bar in Queenstown. Me and my friends sat in the sun and had amazing burgers and beers. Amanda was super friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend :)

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nothing beats a beer in the sun! Cheers for coming down!

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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Great place to relax and have an afternoon drink and food, esp outside mealtimes (when many restaurants in Queenstown are closing for lunch or resetting for dinner service). Staff are very chill and friendly, and happy to chit chat and share recommendations with foreign visitors....Would be happy to stop by again anytime! I love their hazy (alc) lemonade!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot. Amazing fish and chips and burgers and lovely staff. Amanda was very polite and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Loveee this! Cheers for coming and for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time here. Our waiter, Joe, made our experience memorable. The food and atmosphere was enjoyable. Highly recommend this bar.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The world doesnt deserve sweet Joe! Glad you had a good time, and cheers for the review!! Catch you on the next visit!!

Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Average bar and pub food. Service was good. Would recommend a try and it is open late until 230am if you go on along day trip.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there! Rate the feedback - appreciate you taking the time to come in reguardless! Hope to catch you next time or at 2:30am!

Reviewed 29 February 2024

Worst place I have ever been in my life. Stink of rubbish and the worst thing was the big security guy. He was the most rude person I have ever met in my life. He was swearing at us in a very rude way and...he was almost harassing us. I don’t think this is the way you treat customers especially considering were nice and polite people compared to the drunk crowd around there. I don’t recommend this place, bullying should never be acceptable in any circumstances and this is how I felt thereMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Appreciate the time taken to write this feedback for us. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with us at World Bar. We have followed this up with everyone involved in the operations of the night. This goes completely against our ethos,...More

Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

After a few hours bar hoping around Queenstown we were on the hunt for a quick meal option. The menu provided plenty of choices. Could not fault the smashed burger tacos, the poutine or cauliflower bites that we shared - fantastic portion sizes. The Tinder...and Kindling Teapot was a delicious addition to our mealMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Poutine is always the answer. Stoked you had a good time with us. Thanks for the review also!

Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Great location, open, accessible with a real vibe about it. Good food and lovely staff. We ate there mid afternoon which was great and then went back for drinks in the evening. Evenings, seem to get a little more energised ( in a positive way)...but if you are looking for a calm, quiet drink probably not the place for you.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thanks so much for the review, love to hear you came back for a drink in the evening! Catch you next time!

Reviewed 12 February 2024

Be careful of the offer of free drinks by the bar staff. It's a scam. We ended up getting charged a fortune for "free" drinks and threatened if we didn't pay up...

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

What a great couple of hours spent on our first afternoon in Queenstown! Cold beers, tasty smash burger tacos, and friendly service from Aoife! She was super accommodating in letting us sample a couple of beers/ciders and was spot on with food recommendations. Loved the...live music which added to the great atmosphere! Would stop by here again next time we’re ever in town.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Looking forward to having you back again! Thanks so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Spent a beautiful afternoon with friends sampling the beers, ciders and burgers.. smash burger tacos were a hit as was the fun and enthusiastic service from Aoife..

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Aofie is a good egg! Cheers for coming and leaving a review!

Reviewed 5 February 2024

Very enjoyable meal. Tasty and succulent burgers. Aoife was an excellent member of the team, so great thanks for her welcome and chat.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Glad you had a good time! Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 2 February 2024

Lily was a fabulous host/waiter!! She was super attentive and really quick! Drinks were amazing and everything was super quick! Seriously recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Unreal to hear! Glad you had a good time - thanks for coming!

Reviewed 30 January 2024

Honestly staff are so amazing! Couldn’t get better service anywhere else in QT. Lilly, Jesse and Dan love you all! Thanks for making life taste so good

Date of visit: December 2023
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Thanks so much for the review! Glad you have a good time!!

Reviewed 25 January 2024

After getting my drink and sitting at the table, Lily came to see if I needed anything sensing I was alone and she was so polite and friendly and made me feel less uncomfortable with going solo! She was such a positive vibe and checked...in on me every so often to see how I was!! Thank you Lily! I will definitely be back here!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Lachie Waite, Marketing at The World Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

So stoked to hear you had a good time! Thanks for stopping by!

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Yes, The World Bar offers takeaway services.

The World Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5