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The World Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Bar
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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First established in 1996, we're finally open again after a fire that started in a neighbouring business burnt our iconic bar to the ground in 2013 . The World Bar of today is now the ultimate spot for après, food, the best burgers in Queenstown, teapot cocktails, craft beer (11 on tap alone) and all sorts of quirky events and night time shindiggery. This is truly the locals spot in Queenstown with the sunniest beer garden and all weather options if the weather turns a bit nasty.
$3 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub, Bar, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a blast in this fantastic bar, very sociable and friendly. Great beer, great staff. Have to point out Alexis. He was excellent! Defo will come back and recommend to people

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Axn88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food and great service. All the wait staff is super friendly. Big shout to Sofia, she took care of our table and everything was perfect :).

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank EmiliaMazziotti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sofia and phoebe were amazing they provided excellent service and interacted very well will us cant wait to visit again

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Curleytops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tea pots from world bar to start off a great night !! Thank you to Sophia and Febee for their amazing service ! Can’t wait to come back

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rawcus_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to “The World Bar” in Queenstown 2 consecutive days in a row, and both days they didn’t disappoint! Sophi was working both days and gave me excellent service and recommendations. First I had the “Mega Burger”, and second the classic “Chicken and Waffles”....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank esipe2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly warm bar and restaurant. A good selection of pub food with decent servings. The nachos were a an excellent share option for our lunch.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank U8695MXstephenb
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

The vego burger is an absolute must have. I'm not vegetarian but the mushroom burger juicy and delicious

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jader7130
Reviewed May 5, 2019

I just love this place! We discovered this place last year and it became our local this year. Food is fantastic. We stopped here all the time to get snacks and meals. Try the jalapeños poppers, nachos and tacos. Great service, fast even when busy....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank travellerKHN
Reviewed April 30, 2019

This place is right across the street from my hostel, so I felt compelled to visit and at least drink a beer. Pretty nice place, I love the concept of teapot drinks, maybe they will serve a beer in one!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

In short, great atmosphere... not too loud, not too quiet... just right. Very nice cocktails and great food, we had fish Tacos and Chicken Tacos... delicious. Happy to swap out one of the sauces for another. Very friendly, welcoming staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Topjock0
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