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The World Bar

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12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 0008
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (37 reviews)
“mega burger” (17 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 3 days ago via mobile

Consistently awesome at World bar. Great food, good vibe.... and those pickles!! Yeaaaah. Oh and Justin from Belgium. He’ll look after you. Good kid. Can’t tell jokes though. ;-)

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The world bar is an excellent place to catch up with friends over bites and drinks. The staff are very friendly, especially Justin who has a great sense of humour! The outdoor area is nice even with the cold weather. Great central location.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favourite local bar, visit multiple times a week and never get let down. All the staff are rad and their loyalty scheme for locals is amazing! Great spot for a party at that weekends too, yew doggies!!!

Thank Ellie m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was spectacular. Great drinks great menu. Loved the service. Justin was so friendly and extra helpful for difficult customers like myself and my friends!!!!!!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it the nachos are UNREAL and the service was amazing Justin and chad went above and beyond this is me and my doggy bag it’s a boom box

Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get to eat here because after we ordered we got asked to show our ID and we had just finished work and didn't have our passports so we were told to leave. We are 23 but it is NZ after all - so...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Headed here for food and beers after mountain biking all day and couldn't have found a better place to hang out. Some of the best burgers in town with solid staff and a decent beer selection. Definitely worth sticking around to catch the local DJ...More

Thank Chad M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic space and great outdoor seating. We got the fish tacos and fish and chips and they were both the best that we had in a long time. Our server, Sammy, was extremely friendly. Would highly recommend The World Bar to anyone in Queenstown!!!

Thank hkbauer5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices. Easy wifi access. Fast friendly staff. This is my favourite in Queenstown for lunch with drinks... inside or out.

Thank cameragod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door the service was excellent...super friendly and nothing a problem! My husband and teenage boys ordered the Mega Burger ...it was one the best burgers they had ever eaten. You definetly wont walk away hungry! Food and drinks...More

Thank Kylie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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