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1876 Bar And Restaurant

) #60 of 187 Restaurants in Queenstown $$ - $$$ , ,
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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“cheap drinks” (43 reviews)
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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

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 2 days 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 3 days ago

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

Thank PeteDittmer
Reviewed 6 days 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this place is constantly busy and can be hard to find a seat, it is great once you can. The super jugs were cheap during happy hour.

Thank AliceH123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Friday night with a group of 5 and had to wait a little while for a table. The staff were really helpful in getting us seated quickly though and the drinks are cheap while you wait. The menu is extensive...More

Thank Cassie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would be a great place if you could find a table. Out of three attempts we managed to get one at about 11pm. Around dinner, no chance. Pretty much the best drink prices in town though. Bummed we never got to try the food -...More

Thank jimmyrose1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped into this place on our way to dinner. cheap drinks and was very busy if you like that. was really warm inside so don't wrap up too warm.

Thank sammyk_NZ
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Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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 winter season we will have live music between Wednesday and Sunday nights.
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