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“Happy Hour!”
Review of Water Bar

Water Bar
Ranked #46 of 87 Restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $7 - $18
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Water Bar is a fully licensed restaurant with fantastic bar facilities and located right on the lake front in Wanaka. Whether you are after a full dining experience, a casual brunch or lunch, or a lively late night entertainment venue, Water Bar can make your visit a fantastic experience.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stopped here as was a nice slightly elevated setting on the waterfront with views across the lake. The outdoor area was pleasant with a mixture of bar style tables/stools and comfy tables and chairs. The gas fires in the middle of the bar tables a nice touch for a chilly winters' late-afternoon. TV screens also going, though no sound.
Happy hour 5.30-6.30 pm was good value with 2 beers and two good wines for $20.
Staff friendly and helpful and serviced patrons well. The inside was very warm with the large gas fire. The only downer was the number of smokers, once the bar started filling up. Otherwise a good place to spend time with friends after a long day on the slopes.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Good place for an Apres Ski beer. Happy hour rocks and the views are great down the lake to the Mountains.

Thank HamishUrquhart
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

There was 4 adults and 2 kids on a Saturday night; fireplace roaring, so much sport on the big screen TV's the men didn't know where to look! Delicious menu and lovely local beer and wines, everyone loved their meals. Service was good and setting was nice.
A great spot that catered for all types of people, we had a terrific night there.

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Thank JacquiSydney
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Water Bar is a comfortable, relaxing and welcoming place to eat and drink and the food, (if the lamb shoulder is anything to go by) is a diner's pleasure. Served with personality it is one of the best meals we have eaten and the atmosphere of the Water Bar is warm and friendly. We have recommended this bar to many a traveler and will continue to do so in the future.

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Thank gilstrong
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I like restaurant/bars that offer a choice of "man" and "light" meals - especially at lunch time. We had a stroke of luck when we stopped here for a light meal at lunch time. Food was first class, as was the service and surroundings sitting outside on a bright sunny Wanaka autumn day. Easy parking too. Nice view of Lake Wanaka too. Recommend this venue.

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Thank Geoff W
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