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“Fun”
Review of Smash Palace

Smash Palace
Ranked #68 of 1,051 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: New 'gap filler' bar on the Site of former Saggio de Vino after the earthquake.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our girls work group were having a tour of funky pop up bars around christchurch and found this on a cool Thursday night. We couldn't believe how busy it was, and full of men - it was motorbike night. Lots of bikes and blokes. We got on the bus, which is decked out for drinking and talking - complete with lap rugs for keeping us warm. We loved it. Will be back.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a pop up bar in Christchurch, it is different in the sense it has a bus as the bar... I really enjoy coming here, very relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank TGuerin
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great pop-up bar, awesome vibe and atmosphere. The decorations are great, and there is a converted bus with tables and chairs in that you can go in or sit outside. The food is great and the prices are decent. A lively mix of people, and a charming place with ever-interesting decor...the more you look around the more you see hidden in the scaffolding structure. Definitely worth a visit for a beer and a burger!

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Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Husband and I stumbled upon this fun pop-up bar. What a fun place! We had beers and a burger while people watching. Seemed like a locals place and very diverse - we saw construction workers to girls dressed up in the finest weekend getup. Highly recommended for a casual, fun experience.

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1  Thank dkrmd
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

You wouldn't know this place existed as it's hidden behind scaffolding (part of the charm I think). It just goes to show what a little bit of imagination and resourcefulness can do. Funky, buzzing little place. Love the loo cubicles too - papered with old magazine pages from vintage dresses to how to do hair styles. I lost a few minutes in there reading up! Didn't eat here but the beers and ciders were nice and cold.

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1  Thank MellowRed
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