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Perky's - Floating Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand
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| Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 21 664 043
12:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perky's was great! So accommodating, we were asking for all sorts of drinks & the staff at Perky's did their best to make them! (a little improv was needed) I love the idea of being on the water while having a few pre or post dinner drinks, warm blankets, heaters over head & an INCREDIBLE view! Whats not to love.... More 

Thank Olivia P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing view and cheap drinks! Maxy is absolutely legend and makes everyone so welcome, either if you are local or tourist. I have been regular there for almost year now and love this little boat! Plus you can bring your own own and enjoy the best view in town having it!

Thank Malinka82
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing if you happen to go clear day to see sunset. Just wear warm clothes since Queenstown gets rather cold in the evening.

Thank kaori s
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a damn brilliant concept! Bring your own food onboard and relax whilst having a fine Perky's beverage. The prices are really reasonable. The service was awesome. So welcoming and friendly. We brought our Fergburger onboard and washed it down with a beer and mulled wine. It beats sitting outside in the cold that's for sure. Great job !

Thank Jennya0701
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place we grabbed a pie from the ferg baker & went here to have a mulled wine. It was so beautiful overlooking the lake & a bonus you can bring your own food. So grab some take away & go here for the best seat in all of Queenstown

Thank Jasmine565
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a cold Saturday night in May 2017. Great concept and cosy atmosphere. Next time we will probably take our own snacks.

Thank Carly211204
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky little boat on the mariner that serves alcohol, hot toddys and coffee. Can be quite cold on the deck in winter but Max the owner was very friendly and great with friends

Thank Annie2230
Brisbane, Australia
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic concept, so simple but so much fun in an incredible location. Great brews served up with old fashioned European (Scottish) hospitality. A must do experience!

Thank Paul M
Macksville, Australia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started our last night in Queenstown pub crawl at Perkys Floating Bar,, very nice place for a quiet drink,, looking over the lake shore, very pleasant

Thank Vulcan90049
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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well priced and great staff... amazing view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Perfect place to have a mulled wine to start your evening!

Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 21 664 043
Queenstown & New Zealand's only floating bar and coffee shop. Enjoy a hot or cold drink on the water with stunning views with fantastic friendly service. Our vessel is immaculate with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. So regardless of what the weather you will be very comfortable. Come down and see for yourself, I guarantee you will love it as much I do.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?