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Nightlife in Queenstown

In search of somewhere for a pre-dinner drink, a decadent restaurant, a night spot with a chilled vibe, or a live music venue to dance the night away… where better than in New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan town?

You're spoilt for choice when dining out in Queenstown, with a wide selection of top restaurants to choose from.

Queenstown restaurants are of international standard, offering local and ethnic cuisine from award-winning chefs. In addition to excellent food, Queenstown restaurants feature superb local wines, striking views and exceptional service. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, doing business or grabbing a quick meal out with friends, there's a Queenstown restaurant that's perfect for you.

Delve into Queenstown’s nightlife at any one of our bars to rehydrate and get a taste of local fine wine and killer cocktails—a night out in Queenstown is great fun and you’ll meet travellers and locals from around the world any night of the week.

Settle in for the evening at a cosy wine bar or a friendly pub, or gear up and go bar-hopping in central Queenstown, discovering the best and busiest clubs on the way. Queenstown bars and clubs often have live music and DJs as well as great drink specials. There's a party atmosphere in Queenstown any night of the week, so get out to the bars and clubs and enjoy it!

After a day on the snow there’s no better reward than a crackling fireplace, a delicious meal and some time with friends in Queenstown’s cosmopolitan town centre.

There’s something for all tastes with more than 150 bars, restaurants and cafes, fine local wine and a buzzing nightlife any evening of the week.

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