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1876 Bar And Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good, quick easy pub food. Nice choice of condiments on the burger, was impressive with how quick it came despite them being very busy.

Thank Jemma D
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand why this place isn't higher up in Queenstown bar and restaurant ranking. It has a great sunny terrasse, the beers are the cheapest you can find in the area, they sometimes have live music and the food is good. My favourite place to hang out in Queenstown on a sunny day!

Thank Amali07
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a beer, spirits or food. Went in cool period before winter so the outside area was nice but cool. Inside was snug and warm. Good range of beers, spirits etc and a nice place to relax out of the cold

Thank Hugary1
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for great food! There are different specials every night, and cheap drinks. This place was great, especially with 2 hungry teens, hearty meals from $15-25.

Thank mmains
Guernsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went into this bar/restaurant 19th December. The Barman (French I think) was very rude when I asked which Burger had no cheese. First time I asked I got no answer second time he told me abruptly "I heard you the first time". The burger came with what looked like grilled cheese on top of the bread, I again enquirer... More 

Thank Amanda S
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for dinner and found it was happy hour. Drinks were very cheap and the service was fast and friendly even though it was busy. We opted for the $15 dinner menu and it was tasty with a good portion size. Great atmosphere with great music.

Thank travellingaround2015
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I'm absolutly a fan of 1876. During happy hour the beer is cheap and the service friendly and fast. But today i went there with my collegues around 1pm to have lunch. We ordered the burgers (special offer on friday $10.00 for the beef/chicken and falafel burger). Considering the number of people the service was too slow. Also there was... More 

Thank Mishale S
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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