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The Naughty Penguin - CLOSED

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8454
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Great Cocktails and even better staff and clients!

We asked a couple of locals where to get a good cocktail and this place kept coming up. We ended... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2016
El Centro, California
No more Naughty Penguin

With such a catchy name and great reviews, we were looking forward to checking out this bar... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2015
Ellen D
South Londonderry
via mobile
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Based in Cow Lane, Queenstown, The Naughty Penguin One of Queenstown’s hidden gems – cocktails – Craft beers – food – great music. Being naughty may have been the torment of your parents lives, but it’s in our nature, we sin! A fine refreshment room, The Naughty Penguin’s focus of the best of New Zealand’s craft, beer, champion vineyards, eclectic spirits and liqueurs and of course a variable barrage of cocktails, has drawn the attention of many a passer-by and locals to Queenstown. We can cater for private/corporate parties, special events and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements with you if you would like to use The Naughty Penguin as the venue for YOUR party. If you would like a special birthday or company party please get in touch!With a constant ear to the ground The Naughty Penguin often showcase’s talented performances from DJ’s both local and from overseas. Our eclectic tastes has us playing everything from blues, jazz and swing through to sample influenced Hip Hop and Disco, one thing is certain though, it’s fun! We regularly host events and themed evenings so be sure to check out our calendar to make sure you don’t miss out. See you in the bar...
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  • Very good5%
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  • Terrible2%
Feb 19, 2016
“Great Cocktails and even better staff and clients!”
Apr 26, 2015
“No more Naughty Penguin”
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8454
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

We asked a couple of locals where to get a good cocktail and this place kept coming up. We ended up there in the twice after getting this recommendation due to the great cocktails, great bartenders and nice music. They are particular about the youngsters...More

Thank firstclasstravel007
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

With such a catchy name and great reviews, we were looking forward to checking out this bar. Unfortunately it has closed down, flooring and decorations have been torn out. We walked through to the attached pizza restaurant and confirmed that it has gone out of...More

16  Thank Ellen D
Reviewed September 22, 2014

As lovers of cocktails a lot of these ones were new, or at least extremely creative variations of existing ones. Highly flammable, very dangerous indeed!! Loved the drinks and cosy space. On the day that we landed in Queenstown, after checking in and getting our...More

Thank zsantrip
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic service, loved the hole in the wall location and the drinks were delicious and exotic. The bartender really knew his stuff and clearly enjoyed his job which made the whole experience that much more special. Recommend 100%!!

1  Thank Coco D
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a booking here in the evening so spent some time during the day looking for it, at first Cow Lane is not appealing but we were at the wrong end, what a little cute place. We had a gourmet pizza with a beer...More

3  Thank lyndaHastings
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lovely bar, really friendly bartender and slightly hidden from the main streets with great cocktails, a friendly vibe and nice atmosphere. Good music too. Not far at all of the main streets, 1 minute from beach street, but still has a hidden gem feel about...More

2  Thank Caroline52013
Reviewed December 27, 2013

WE just wanted a quiet drink before looking for a restaurant for dinner . The place doesn't shout its presence but what a welcome inside . Friendly not overbearing . No pressure. As we are from Liverpool no sooner as we spoke the barman introduced...More

1  Thank wavewatcher43
Reviewed October 16, 2013

It was a really quiet night on Wednesday. But it was the best decision to go to The Naughty Penguin... Bartender awesome, good feeling.. I just loved it..

Thank 1104VIBI
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Great to have a drink where it's about the customers tastes and not what a flash bar wants u to drink. Not to be missed!!!

Thank Carolinesau
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I came across this bar on tripadvisor and decided to check it out based solely on the reviews. Though it was a little off the beaten path, it was easily my favorite place in Queenstown and one of the best bar experiences I have had...More

Thank Timothy M
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