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“Cheap drinks, great atmoshpere”

1876 Bar And Restaurant
Ranked #74 of 287 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 1876 Bar and Restaurant is a distinctive & much valued landmark of Queenstown.The old stone courthouse building was erected between November 1875 and September 1876. The Old Courthouse is one of the few structures that survive from Queenstown's early gold mining days. Now over 130 years on 1876 offers an upmarket menu, relaxed atmosphere, great service & friendly staff. With the option of indoor and outdoor dining 1876 is definitely the place to be. During the winter season we will have live music between Wednesday and Sunday nights.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ran into this place on our trip to Queenstown with some friends, and we are very glad we did, most places in town are more on the expensive side due to it being a tourist destination. However, this place has so many happy hours and cheap drinks it was our favourite place to drink during our stay, the staff were friendly, the drinks good, the atmosphere was relaxing and fun, a very small venue but a great place to check out.

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Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason this place is always busy. The best prices in town. We got the nightly dinner special and it was good pub food. We got table service from a waitress. Great place to hang out.

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Thank mindyCO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the busiest bar in town. You'll find this place crowded with mostly the younger demographic, can get pretty loud and rowdy. Advertised outside the bar with a $5 beer sign, one just could not resist the value.

One cool feature of this place is the use of the Bottoms Up system for the beer dispenser, something that looked like a cool idea you see from online videos is actually used here.

Also, witnessed someone got carried into an ambulance..

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Thank Streaky T
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1876BarandRestaurant, General Manager at 1876 Bar And Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Streaky T

Thanks for your review ,we pride ourselves on providing good value for money on our food and drinks all in a fun & friendly atmosphere .

The bottoms up system is the first in NZ and is proving a hit with us and customers as it allows us to serve everyone quicker while providing something different & cool to watch .

As to your comment on the person carried out into the Ambulance unfortunately the person suffered a seizure and our quick thinking staff helped them and called an Ambulance to ensure they received the right care


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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

After walking past several times this week, I can now see why this place is pumping all afternoon, and no doubt well into the night. A large pint glass of tap beer ($4) and the same of cider ($5), during happy hours 4:00-6:00pm, and then $5 pints all day/everyday! My son and I stop in here for a couple of drinks each after a pretty busy day, and while it’s too busy to find a seat outdoors, it’s hot enough that we enjoy some shade inside. Love the glasses that get set on dispensers on the bar, and then fill up from the bottom to a preset volume - brilliant! No wasted time using both hands to pour a brew. Great stop for an early (very cheap) drink if you’re heading out.

Thank Reece B
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

We found this place serves cheapest price drinks compared to other bars and pubs around QT.

Food was good, not too much just perfect size portion.

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Thank Jason N
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