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1876 Bar And Restaurant

) #56 of 189 Restaurants in Queenstown $$ - $$$ , ,
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch yesterday and though it would be good to try dinner tonight, it didn't disappoint, the staff are helpful and the food is excellent. There is outside seating with patio heaters to take of the chill, very good.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 5 days ago

During my tikitour of Queenstown there was one place that stood out amongst the rest, this of course was 1876. Walking into the place i instantly fell in love with the music and design of the place. What made this better was the staff behind...More

Thank JamesKatt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went in on a Friday evening only to be served by a lovely young man that went by the name of Craig. Very cheap drinks and very good customer service. 1876 it's self had some great music and the vibes were pumping 10/10 from me....More

Thank upthecraig
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best to say best pub we stopped into... not only did they have theist quenching drinks on tap but they had NRL love for us to watch... waking up early on our last day in ZQN, we hit the slopes snow boarding and got first...More

Thank Jessi-leigh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who can walk past a bar with $5 drinks and $10 cocktails with a buzzing atmosphere and not go in?? We came back everyday!

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar 1876 has a great outside heated area, ideal for watching the passing parade of Queenstown folk and tourists. With happy hour prices from 4-6pm daily it won't break the bank and the service is friendly. Didn't try the food, but it looked good.

Thank Tony Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, interesting history but distracted bar staff and no heaters on outside. Inexpensive drinks even when not happy hour.

Thank PeteDittmer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't beat the 4-6 Pm Après Session at 1876. $4 Montheiths beer handles and house wines. $5 Fries and Wedges. Great vibe inside and under the string of lights out front in the beer garden with heaters.

Thank Worldtraveller2044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went without a booking but they fitted us in. $15 dinner specials were great. Drinks were cheap. Loved the fairy lights out the front.

Thank meandmymrjoneses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for drinks, food was not to my liking at all, but cheap. The ladies working behind the bar were loving to my husband, but the chaps ignored a few times, to the point we were laughing. Crack a smile guys! Also could do...More

Thank Kate G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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