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The World Bar

12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 0008
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 5 days ago

Unfriendly bar staff that do an incredibly poor job of attending to patrons in the order they reach the bar.

Thank jana_213213
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the cocktails served in tea cups, fish tacos were awesome and my hubby devoured a sweet, great service and vibe, would definitely recommend

Thank Eatingoutisthebiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World bar was one of my favourite bars in Queenstown I went there with my wife first time on hallowe’en party and we were dancing on stage. Unfortunately by mistake I stepped on a girl’s toe who was standing on the dancing floor while I...More

Thank vikasdeeps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside at first but moved inside when it got too cold. Lots of seats inside and out. Few different beers on tap, reasonably priced. We ordered a burger each, wow they were huge and the best tasting burgers we'd Had in some time. Does...More

Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been there with a friend on a monday night. Place wasn't busy and the waiter called Justin made the difference. Professional n friendly service. Good cauliflowers bites and fish tacos

Thank Tiago F
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Had a late dinner so got to catch a bit of the party crew that started to turn up towards the end of the meal. Fun vibes and would recommend staying a bit too have a couple more teapot drinks

Thank ofrizzzle
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a group of friends getting together after a long time. We were noisy and exuberant and they looked after us perfectly. Food was good as well as the service

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Good service, good prices, and good prices what else would you need? Fish and chips and fish tacos were tasteful and cheap. Nice glass of wine to go with it. And prices a

Thank wrafael_santos
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Wow! Had the Vegan Tostadas and they were sublime. Likely to best vegan meal I have ever had. My husband enjoyed the big burger he had, but even he had food envy!! Nice place for a spot of lunch with really friendly bar staff. Would...More

Thank twood12
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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 Seaside818438
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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