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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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“nachos” (36 reviews)
“mega burger” (16 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 yesterday via mobile

Apparently its custom in New Zealand to spray customers with Sprite. I got kicked out because I got mad at the bartender for spraying me in Sprite and wrecking my shirt. In what world is it okay to spray a paying customer with pop? Don't...More

Thank Luc R
Reviewed 4 days ago

we stopped into the bar for drinks and to watch the rugby game, it is a fun environment and the staff was enjoyable, service was quick and location is good - right in the middle of town near other shops and restaurants

Thank MichelleJ3260
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This really is a cool little spot and the burgers really are the best I've had. I had the mac daddy burger which was huge and real tasty my girlfriend had the veggie burger and said it was amazing. Will be back for sure. Teapot...More

Thank Markerob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first three choices were unavailable which was disappointing. However the staff were efficient and friendly. Food and drinks were prompt. Good kid's selection. Our food was probably best described as reliable

Thank Didi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World bar was great for a dance and a drink after a day on the slopes. Many great memories here! They did however kick my friend out for being "to drunk" when there were other people falling all over the place which was not a...More

Thank GeorgiaKeogh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty cool, the menu is cheap and incredibly tasty. Got burgers of course and both were very nice. Unsure why there is a 40 minute wait at ferberger when this place exists ? Sink a couple beers and eat some great food...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can deal with the bad service you will be rewarded with one of the best burgers you will ever eat

1  Thank Louise F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us ate here and were very impressed. For a pub, the meals were great and our waitress was extremely welcoming and friendly. Without her service, my review would have been 4 stars. My mate tipped her she was that good!

Thank JaredM89
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great for a Pre dinner drink or s a warm and inviting space and outside is cozy with Heaters and welcoming staff.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Met up with friends for a drink before dinner and enjoyed our slightly extended sojourn here at this Queensland 'institution'. Comfortable couches, great atmosphere, excellent fireplace, cosy like your own lounge only much better! - or you can also brave it and sit outdoors with...More

Thank karinadivina
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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