Eichardt’s Bar

Eichardt’s Bar is renowned as a Queenstown icon and a local favourite since 1867. It has a genuine atmosphere, history and ambience unlike anywhere else in the world, offering a welcoming environment for hotel guests, visitors and Queenstown locals alike.

Eichardt’s Bar is a revered Queenstown establishment, city icon and local favourite since 1867. Guests and locals are all invited to step inside and discover a unique atmosphere and genuine service that has existed on the shores of Lake Wakatipu for more than 150 years. A contemporary nod to an age gone but not forgotten.

The site of Eichardt’s Bar was once nothing more than a woolshed, erected at a time when Queenstown was a mere rural sheep station. The discovery of gold rapidly grew Queenstown’s prosperity, creating opportunities for business, trade and the establishment of a town, from which the hotel and bar rose. Eichardt’s Hotel and Bar were pioneers of hospitality service in Queenstown in the 1800s and the establishment has never forgotten its early beginnings.

The atmosphere and decor inside Eichardt’s Bar is an ode to our heritage. Sofas sit adjacent a homely fireplace, complemented by elegant furnishings acknowledging eras both old and new. Our passionate team are devoted to your experience, ensuring that everything from service to the menu is of the highest standard.


Offering a unique atmosphere and genuine service, guests will enjoy signature cocktails, selected regional wines and exquisite food in elegant, fireside surroundings. With pristine high-country farmland, native bush and Central Otago wine country on our doorstep, our team takes inspiration from the environment, handpicking vegetables and sourcing meat from local farmers to create a fine dining experience for guests and visitors alike. Eichardt’s Bar also offers whiskey or wine flights and inspired cocktails to enjoy. See our sample menus below.

Located adjacent our hotel, our sister restaurant, ‘Eichardt’s Grille’ offers traditional French fare from breakfast to dinner, mere footsteps from the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

Visit The Grille