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1876 Bar And Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
12:00 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a drink, waiting for our flight home. Had more than one beer and several cocktails were consumed. We visited many a 'drinking spot' on our stay here, in Queenstown, this one seems to have the cheapest drink prices. Great Cheap Yummy Cocktails!! A good range of food as well. A couple of Vegetarian meals on offer... More 

Thank Karen B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this bar to catch up with friends. The drinks are good and fair priced- $10 'cocktail jar' menu. Bar staff were rude. When the venue got busier they refused to serve the cocktail menu despite having signs up advertising it. Then rolled their eyes when I asked to purchase one. A smile would not hurt guys- made... More 

Thank Victree
1876BarandRestaurant, General Manager at 1876 Bar And Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi It was disappointing to read your review and we apologise for the lack of service in this instance, we pride ourselves on great service along with excellent food and value priced drinks as most of our reviews reflect this . We do take this seriously and would like to find out more so we can discuss with the appropiate... More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a nightcap on our way home from dinner. The drinks were good, and nice and cheap compared to many of the other places we had been to.

Thank Michelle B
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had drinks then decided to stay for dinner and wow!! Food was amazing considering it's a pub. 2 of us had the risotto and 2 had chicken leak pie on their 15$ menu and how amazing it was. Portion are good size even for the guys. Great place to people watch as well. Cheers

Thank taggmontreal
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there and unless you love hip-hop this isn't for you. The people made it great, but would have preferred to listen to my ipod.

Thank Richard H
Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Pub is in an older style building and offers a wide range of drinks and spirits, with some heavily discounted. You can get a limited range of quality beer and wine with very friendly and attentive service. On the days we visited, it was quite cold, so the warm fire was very welcome. There is an outside courtyard area... More 

Thank TonyandGillian
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This pub is in an old courthouse in Queenstown. We went there for lunch and the food was not only great but the portions were large as well. The bar is well stocked and the prices can't be beat. You can spend hours at this place, the staff will treat you right.

Thank dr_evil_dad
Dunedin, New Zealand
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165 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great bar setup and atmosphere. and best of all very cheap drinks!!! Great outdoor area as well. Will definitely be back when we are back in Queenstown.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

To me, the best bars are the ones you can drink like a fish at without having to rob a bank. The staff are incredibly friendly and made my fiancée and I feel like we were right at home in our favourite local pub.

Thank Barish M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived here quite late at night, the kitchen was about to close but they served us anyway. We had a wonderful risotto and beer. The staff was super friendly (just as everyone in NZ)

Thank Barbara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2178
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 long summer months, the huge sun-drenched deck will host various activities with a cider garden, outside cocktail bar, Sunday BBQ & live music...

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?