Muskets and Moonshine

Nobody in history was more straight up and down than Queenstown’s early settlers. These were men and women who were there to work hard, seeking their fortune in gold from the Shotover River. Thanks to this rush of industry and growth in population, from 1862 onwards our town sprang into life, and along came the traders of goods and providers of services…like publicans.

Our building has a long history as a venue of trade so it’s only natural this is where we find the inspiration for Muskets and Moonshine.

The rustic simplicity of Muskets and Moonshine perfectly represents these pioneering beginnings of Queenstown and exemplifies some of our key points of difference.

We’re here to provide a relaxing, comfy spot for food, drinks and catch ups. Muskets and Moonshine is the kind of place where you can have a business meeting, pop in for coffee and a snack, enjoy a casual after work drink, or bring the family for dinner.

We keep it simple with a selection of bloody good craft beers, wines and mixed drinks.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

10 Brecon Street,


$10 – $28NZD

Book Direct

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 4:00PM – 2:00AM
Saturday 4:00PM – 2:00AM
Sunday 4:00PM – 2:00AM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec


  • 40
  • Reservations of larger than 10, please contact the team.

Facilities and Features

  • Kids menu
  • Outdoor seating

Special Offers

Early Bird Special

The perfect treat when you head down from a hard day enjoying yourself on the slopes. $10 Early Bird Meal Deal kicks off from 4pm-6pm every day.

Angus Beef Rump | Crispy Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel | Tofu Thai Yellow Curry

You choose! T&C apply

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Espresso Martini Hour

Every night through winter our Moonshiners are treating everyone to $10 Espresso Martinis 10-11pm #shakehardorgohome

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