Skip to content

Top bar recommendations from locals

Pub
$
“Best burgers in Queenstown! Awesome beer garden for sunny days or covered and heated for cool or rainy days. Great atmosphere for group dining and turns into a bit of a party later at night with dj's and live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“This place starts the evening off doing the best pizza in Queenstown then morphs into a club as the night goes on. Upstairs in the Mall you'll find here a young and energetic crowd. The place has an opening roof that lets in the night sky...”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Hidden away, this place is moody, dark and dingy...I love this bar. Open late. They serve BIG bottles of beer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Motel
“Focus on locally sourced ingredients. $25 all you can eat brunch with bottomless filter coffee (til 11am). Great dinner options and often live music. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“great for apres ski, local competitions with prizes to tourist attractions, hip hop. Try a hot buttered rum!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“The party place. If you're looking for a party and to let loose. Like really loose... ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
$$$
“Classy bar for a cocktail or whiskey. Nice views, they also do great food if you can get a table ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“QT's newest live music venue. This undergound location allows you to get up close & personal with great live acts. Oh and there is alcohol & a pool table!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Cowboy decor and atmosphere. Great drinks, they serve large 'man handle' beers. There is a bull to ride when you had few drinks, Great place, music and decor. Enjoy bar games as well. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Upstairs from Attiqa is the Sundeck. Nice outdoor area, good views over the lake, nice lounges & plenty of sunshine! More upmarket drinks , cocktails & clientele!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
$$$
“Intimate little bar waterfront on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, good for a couple or small group - excellent small plates, good for lunch too. The clam chowder is renown locally... ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Fresh, authentic Latino food – burritos, quesadillas, arepas and nachos. This place whips up the most delicious and satisfying Mexican / Caribbean food. So yum.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“A hidden bar upstairs on Cow lane. Speakeasy style bar with live DJs at the weekends. The bar tenders are the best in town for classic and inspired cocktails”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Looking for a irish pub, you've got it. There is music going on most of the time, especially on the week-end. A good place for lunch on the terrace and enjoy the lake view.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Situated in the heart of Queenstown, Perky’s is the perfect place for local tap brews and Central Otago wines. What we love most about it? You can bring your favourite snacks or takeaways on board! If you don’t get food beforehand, you can order Devil Burger from the bar staff and get it delivered to the boat while you enjoy a drink! ”
  • 10 locals recommend