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1876 Bar And Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Our families lumbered in after a day at Coronet. Fantastic old building with a good vide. Fairly limited wine list which is a shame when NZ puts our great wine (especially around Central Otago). We had some snacks which were fine too. Plenty of screens...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We called in for a meal and a few beers. In a town where everything is very expensive it's great to find a place with $5 beers and decent food at a sensible price. We enjoyed the warm friendly service, good selection of beers and...More

Thank Karl J
Reviewed 5 June 2017

1876 has friendly staff and nice food. On top of that they have a fair-sized deck that is open and makes for a nice place to have a chat with friends and people-watch. Just an easy-going feel-good place with a nice drink special and great...More

1  Thank Travis C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in upon arriving in Queenstown New Zealand and shared a pulled pork sandwich. We eat pulled pork often in the U.S., and this was the best we have ever tasted. The staff is very friendly, the decor and ambiance are fun in a...More

Thank Juliet S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I came here with my wife and we ordered the stake and ribs. Ribs were excellent but my stake was burned. I asked the girls to change my dish and they were more than happy to help. Loved their service and smile! We will be...More

1  Thank Giuseppe987
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Not a lot more to say really. Oh, the staff were friendly. The drinks were also great value. The beer garden catches the sun well. We, and our numerous happyily fed children, will be back.

Thank Tomb1000
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

So we popped in for a quick drink on Saturday on our way out for a meal and we're graphically reminded why we don't go here anymore. The beer and wine are fine and the prices are ok. But once again the toilets were a...More

2  Thank Moira A
Reviewed 29 April 2017

For someone who likes beer and doesn't envy paying through the nose for it, 1876 is a great option in Queenstown, where you can pick up a pint for about $4 USD which is incredibly cheap for dining out in NZ. The menu is not...More

Thank montash32
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Family went for dinner. Great and cheap cocktails and beers, calamari and bread were delicious from snack menu. The ribs were amazing and tender. Highly recommend😋

Thank Jamaican12
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch- was pretty quiet when we were there but clearly a party spot later, with big tables perfect for groups. We had the burgers which were an absolute bargain for $10 (half price special)- very tasty! Not a bad spot!

Thank smg38
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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.
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