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Pubs of Central & Lakes
Proprietors/owners names; Tony and Corrine
Food that is offered: The pub's 'Legends Restaurant' is reputed to
serve the best cod in town! Not to mention generous meals and bar
Why should people come to the Criterion: Doing the Otago Centra
Rail Trail on a budget? Then be sure to put the fully licensed Criterion
Club Hotel on top of your accommodation list.
One of Alexandra's original main street hotels, the Criterion, 'Middle
Pub' to locals, caters to both backpackers and budget travelers.
The ground floor provides backpacker seven-bed dormitory style
accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Upstairs is a step
up to a range of budget accommodation options that include single,
double and twin rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms. All rooms are
clean and basic with comfortable beds, fresh linen and in several,
television. Upstairs guest facilities include a fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and
there's also a comfortable lounge for resting saddle-sore bottoms. The pub's 'Legends Restaurant' is
reputed to serve the best cod in town! There's a sunny beer garden and the main bar with TAB betting
facility and pokies has a welcoming environment. The Criterion Club's location couldn't be more
central to the shopping and entertainment heart of Alexandra.
Why the 'Middle Pub': There was a time when the Criterion was the second of three pubs in a row.
Over the road was the Bendigo, demolished in 2001 as part of Alexandra's flood protection scheme,
and just up the street another hotel that today is The Station Bar & Grill.
Criterion Club Hotel
Tel: 03 448 7204 3 Tarbert Street Alexandra
The newly created Water Bar opened on the 29th of June this year.
It has set a new bench mark for providing the ultimate dining and late night
entertainment experience, in a stunning and warm environment.
Situated right on the lakefront, Water Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner from an award
winning chef, with all meals priced $20 and under offering true value for money.
It has the latest beer range on tap from Boundary Road Brewery which include Carlsburg,
Kingfisher, NZ Pure and many others.
Late night is when the partying really begins with an impressive sound system and DJ,s
from all over New Zealand performing on the weekends. So if you are coming to Wanaka
make sure you visit Water Bar and see what all the fuss is about.
145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Ph: 03 443 4345
49 Shotover Street, Queenstown • Tel: (03) 441 0344
How long have you been in business?
Altitude Bar has been serving thirsty travellers for the best part of a decade
What beers do you have on tap/What special cocktails on the menu?
We stock a range of Kiwi Favourites, including Export Gold, Tui and a
selection of Monteiths tap beers.....Crushed Apple Cider really is the
perfect antidote to all those adrenaline fuelled activities! Our famous
"Jar" cocktail is jam-packed with secret ingredients and a whole lot of
love....for those of you who like their drinks slightly out of the ordinary
(and perhaps served in a unique Jam Jar), then this is the drink for you!
Speciality Bar Snack;
Here at Altitude Bar our pizza's are definitely the way to go. Whether on their own or with a drink for only $10,
you know that you are getting one of the best deals in town for quality food!
What makes you different from the rest?
At Altitude Bar we know how to party! Not only that, but we love to make sure you are partying hard too! Every night of
the week keeps the crowd on their toes, Karaoke night gets the best (& the worst!) out of their shells and into the spotlight,
whilst the AJ Hackett Horizontal Bar Bungy is definitely not to be missed! Not forgetting our incredible daily line-up of Bar
Prizes and drinks specials, Altitude Bar is Queenstown's Biggest and Best party bar -- and for good reason too!!
their own or with a drink for only $10
Proprietor: Nicky Field
How long have you had the establishment? The Gibbston Tavern
was opened in June 2011, and the business has just celebrated their first year of
trading with a week of celebrations.
What beers do you serve? We have a range of craft beers, plus the local favourites
of Speights, Monteiths, Heineken, DB and Tui.
Food that is served: An extensive menu is available which caters for those wanting
Bar Snacks or a Main Meal through to a Kids Menu and 'Dessert of the Day'. Our
menu is aimed at customers who want to eat good quality, hearty, healthy and
homemade food. Whether it is something light or more substantial, something to be
eaten in a hurry, or lingered over, the aim has been to have a varied selection of food
options available all day, with fresh and homemade products at the core of our meals.
Several of our menu items are fast becoming 'Legends' for our growing list of repeat customers.
Why should people visit you: The food, the drink selection, and the warm welcome which can be found at our unique Tavern
established amidst sheltered grounds at a historic location adjacent to the Gibbston River Trail: a well-earned stop for the
walkers and cyclists.
On cooler days, patrons can relax and enjoy the cosiness of our inside fire or step outside and enjoy the ambience and warmth
of our outside fire. The garden setting with its numerous tables and sun umbrellas is a popular stop-off on a fine day for
families and friends to enjoy a drink or a meal.
The Gibbston Tavern is fast growing in popularity as a picturesque setting for weddings, birthdays, functions and Christmas parties.
Tel: 03 409 0508
Email: email@example.com • Web: www.gibbstontavern.co.nz
How long have you had the establishment;
What beers are on tap? Export Gold, Tui, Tui Blonde, Export
33, Monteiths Crushed Apple Cider, Amstel, Monteiths Black
Food that is offered: Mint bar has a famous $8 Specials
Menu with Green Thai Chicken Curry, Homemade Beef Burger
and Fries, Fish and Chips, Homemade Lasagne and Fries or the
chefs special of the day. Also full bar menu.
Why should people visit you: Mint Bar prides itself in
offering something different every night. From the hottest national and
international DJ acts to Live Bands, Karaoke, Quiz and theme nights The Mint bar crew
are sure to get you into party mode 7 nights a week. Mint Bar has just been named the
only South Island finalist in the category of Best Live Entertainment venue in the 2012
HANZ Awards for excellence.
73 Brownston Street, Wanaka • Tel: 03 443 4291 4797828AA
Ph: 03 443 5551
Ph: 03 443 5400
Ph: 03 443 6745
POST-OFFICE LANE, WANAKA One stop for a great night out!
Experience fun, innovative
dining at Botswana
Butchery, we offer a
seasonal menu full of
flavour with a strong
focus on fine cuts and
seasonal foods. The warm
surroundings create a
by a welcoming open fire
and a large sunny deck
over looking Post Office
Lane. The sumptuous
menu, extensive wine list
and great service make
Botswana Butchery a must-
do when in Wanaka.
Barluga is Wanaka's
premium wine and cocktail
lounge, with an extensive
range of bottled beers and
spirits our experienced
bartenders can create a
drink to suit everyone. With
an ever changing cocktail
of the week and regular live
music you've no excuse but
to come and relax by our
huge open fires. Barluga
also boasts a delectable
snack menu including
calamari rings and beef
skewers as well a $5 drinks
menu every day and all
Woodys Pool Lounge
has 3 full size pool tables as
well as 3 wide screen TV's
playing all your favorite
games live and loud. With
$5 drink specials all day
every day Woodys is the
perfect spot to enjoy a beer
or two with friends over a
game of pool or you could
enter our free pool comp
7pm Thursdays or try your
luck at our Quiz nights
every Tuesday from 7pm.
Cash prizes and bar tabs to
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