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Seven Best Bars at Queenstown to enjoy the Night life

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Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It has wonderful landscape and is built around in inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

People love the night life here and it is always buzzing loud and seem to be never ending. Youngsters are quite attracted and find excellent bars to enjoy. Many bars, particularly along Shotover Street, are open until the early hours, often 4 am, and double up as loud clubs. The Steamer Wharf and Lake Esplande area is a little more genteel, with some fantastic restaurants and swish cocktail bars to tempt you if you dare.

Here find the best seven bars where you can enjoy great night life with dynamic and excellent drinks be it beer or any other cocktail.

1. Lone Star Cafe and Bar

Location: 14 Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-442 9995

Lone Star is not lone but has 27 such bars across New Zealand so there obviously one near you. It offers great setting for a beer with friends or to enjoy a great meal with family. The restaurant offers large portions of comfort food along with tasty drinks, including the legendary Lone Star cocktails.

If you will ask for the original menu it is a combination of comfort food, Kiwi classics and a few Lone Star originals. Dishes like the Lassoo of Hog, Dixie Chicken and the iconic Redneck Ribs prove that food fads come and go but good food never goes out of fashion here

Drinks are of great variety from alcoholic to non alcoholic Watch out for the beast cocktail, smirnoff vodka or jagermeister with red bull and served tall with fresh lime. Also check out for the latest promotions at Lone Star


2. Three sixty Restaurant & Bar

Location: 93 Beach Street, Town Centre, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-442 5360

This bar is located in the Crown Plaza Hotel and is known as three sixty restaurant and bar, It offers a relaxed and friendly Lobby Bar area having three distinctive areas for connecting with family, friends and colleagues.

Three sixty is one of Queenstown’s top restaurants having mouth-watering local dishes in a modern and elegant environment. With floor-to-ceiling picture windows ensuring wonderful views of Lake Wakatipu and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, threesixty prides itself on some of the best food and wine Central Otago has to offer, all set in a friendly, warm environment. You can enjoy a kiwi mocktail or alcoholic hot chocolate and great food include the scallops and the sirloin steak.

3. Below Zero Ice Bar

Location: Searle Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-409 0040

Below Zero Ice Bar is a unique place to chill out at Queenstown which has been hand sculpted by one of the worlds top ice carvers. The Walls, bar, furniture, sculptures and even the glasses serving vodka cocktails in - all created from ice.

With the bar temperature always being below zero we fit you with super warm jackets, gloves and boots so you can enjoy this incredible experience while still being cosy and warm. The establishment is the first bar in the world to have a life-size ice gondola and a real gas fireplace, and is the largest venue of its kind in Australasia. You can also enjoy a game of ice hockey over your ice-cold beverage, or lounge on the icy throne with a cocktail and have fun.

4. Sky Bar

Location: 26 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-442 4283

Sky bar is the most popular weekend bar to hangout at Queenstown. You will find the young locals, a chic, glass-enclosed venue offering good views of the lush surrounding greenery. The establishment is split up into a dining room and a long bar, with a sleek balcony reflecting the modern, upmarket design of a Manhattan super club. Skybar boasts live DJs as well as a crackling fire, heavy drapes and some interesting local artwork along the walls. The drinks here are excellent, with a wide selection of wine to choose from as well as tasty and fruity cocktails.

5. Cowboys Queenstown

Location: 7 Searle Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-409 2978

Cowboys at Queenstown is a great spot to enjoy drinks in cowboy life New Zealand style. This bar offers 22 tequilas, 18 bourbons and 15 whiskeys as well as roaring fires and melodious music. You will love the infamous mechanical bull in the back of the establishment where you can test out your bull-riding abilities and hop on this bucking bronco to see what you’re made of.

6. Bar Up

Location: 18 Searle Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 21 356 117

Bar Up is a Boutique Nightlife Bar in Queenstown, adorned with a cozy fireplace and stylish, red leather couches where hipsters huddle under low-hung ceilings enjoying gin gimlets in summer, and brandy alexanders in winter. The intimate atmosphere is strengthened with red lampshades casting a warm glow over the surroundings, and the retro printed wallpaper adds a chic edge. In summer the French doors here open onto a balcony allowing for a lovely breeze to blow in from the outside lake.

7. Atlas Beer Café

Location: Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-442 5995

A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, Atlas is a friendly, unpretentious bar, hidden away at the back of Steamer Wharf. It is the best place for craft beers, delicious breakfasts and lunches, fantastic coffee, amazing tapas and famous steaks. You can enter here for breakfast or lunch, or to enjoy a drink with friends while soaking up the magnificent surroundings of Lake Wakatipu. This bar offers 22 tasty options on tap.

The tap regulars feature the local Altitude Brewers, Emerson's, Tuatara, Coopers with changing guest taps. These guest taps have endless options including MOA, Renaissance, Harringtons, Garage Project, Epic, 8 Wired, Parrot Dog, Yeastie Boyz, and Scotts along with a range of bottled craft beers. If you don't like beer then there are alternatives with a prosperity of the potable too.

Just visit any of the above bars and enjoy.

Added on 31 Oct 2016 - 12:39