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Smiths- Craft Beer House


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Pub, Gastropub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

US$7 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Pub, Gastropub, Brew Pub, New Zealand
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews loaded fries po boy pot pie pulled pork burger sliders short ribs sandwiches venison fish and chips salad on tap food looked good food menu relaxed atmosphere love this place fantastic food
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the nachos through FoodonQ (Queenstown’s uber eats) and they were good. The I think the pork was a bit flavourless, but the rest was yum.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank johannat32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for the beer. Really enjoyed both craft and bottled beer. Food was decent, their award-winning burger very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a few pints as well as nachos and were happy with both. They have many beers on tap - feel free to ask the guys behind the bar about the different styles or tastes.....they know their beer!! Really nice setting above...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidSparks
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Returned to queenstown for work and a bit of R and R. Poped in to Smiths to sample a beersie or 2 . Found out they have added another 16 taps to their extensive range making a total of 36 beers on tap. Food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BmanUpperHutt
Reviewed 6 January 2019

My boyfriend and I decided to check out this place because a local told us this was a great place for craft beer. They had a lot of beers that we didn't see in other bars throughout New Zealand. For me, the food was the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison E
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Expensive poor quality beers. Terrible hygiene levels and lack of cleanliness. Slow service. Awful location. Noisy air conditioner unit on roof terrace that made conversation impossible.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Amandamelt
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Spent a lot of time in this bar when we were in Queenstown. They have a great selection of craft beer on tap, Tuatara Session is my favourite and all I drank on this trip. The menu is really good with decent range of options...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank haydenmq
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this place if you like trying craft beer and like a chilled out friendly place to hang out. I also ordered some grub and was stuffed after!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 724emilye
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Have been coming here since this place opened and cant believe I forgot to give this place a review until now. Always excellent service - staff always have time for chat and there's no problem tasting the beers before you buy. The food is sensational...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GeordieManners
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This upstairs bar has some nice views of the town centre from both inside and outside seating. They also have a quite impressive list of beers and ciders.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jsilverman83
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