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The Blue Door Arrowtown

18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0415
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Hidden Gem

Behind an unassuming blue front door is a quaint oasis to relax with friends. We decided to try a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MuzzNZ
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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An Oasis

A cosy snug of a place that offers a broad range of wines and craft beers. The cocktail waiter was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
araminti
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roaring fire” (9 reviews)
“comfy chairs” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
CONTACT
+64 3-442 0415
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"roaring fire"
in 9 reviews
"wednesday night"
in 5 reviews
"comfy chairs"
in 5 reviews
"quaint bar"
in 2 reviews
"open mike night"
in 2 reviews
"drinks are expensive"
in 2 reviews
"mexican restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"great wine list"
in 2 reviews
"tucked away"
in 3 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"arrow town"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 2 reviews
"the main street"
in 2 reviews
"saffron"
in 10 reviews
"cosy"
in 13 reviews
"alley"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Behind an unassuming blue front door is a quaint oasis to relax with friends. We decided to try a few of the great range of gin on offer before we went out for dinner. We did not get to stay for the band on Wednesday...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cosy snug of a place that offers a broad range of wines and craft beers. The cocktail waiter was very nice and mixed well. The light food was a bonus and the roaring fire much appreciated. My go to place in Arrowtown!

Thank araminti
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went here on open mic night and they sure do pack people in. We started with a cocktail which was delicious. When we went to get a glass of wine we realised they are just as expensive as a cocktail - for a glass....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Gets noisier as the night rolls in. Memorable night with friends, a band and standing room only. Just squeeze on in with plenty of choices at the bar.

Thank incink
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

After a cracking dinner next door at Saffron( see review)we wondered some 3 meters(yes thats right) to this funky little bar with a great solo guitarist belting out some great tunes. With a fire place and big comfy lounges you could easily sit here for...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in here before our movie for a bite to eat and a drink. The food comes over from Saffron. We were on our own in there for half an hour. Great fireplace and places to sit. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank 68skp70
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere here, we absolutely loved it, really nice vibe. We weren't going to originally eat here however after a few drinks got a bit peckish, ended up ordering the steak and had the best meal we had during our stay! Highly recommend checking this...More

Thank Kristen O
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had pre and post dinner drinks here. Drinks are expensive but good choice. When we returned later on there was live music. Very characterful place due to age. A worthwhile detour.

Thank GastroGaz
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A local told us about the live music here on wed nights. So glad we checked it out! The band was awesome and the cool bench seats with giant pillows in the back were the perfect cozy spot to hangout together and sing along! A...More

Thank happylilgigi
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Up an alley off the main street the Blue Door is a converted storage room behind the town pharmacy and it is behind a very old and battered blue door. Nice and Dark, fireplace for winter, comfy chairs, seats at the bar it is a...More

Thank TheHighlander2015
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Sorry I had a hire car, but it is not that far so if booked in advance I suspect you would not have a problem
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