Who doesn’t like to go wild to the sound of blaring music? If you have one desire, and that desire is to dance, then you should head to these bars and nightclubs in Queenstown. The South Island town has been dubbed a “party town” after all.
The nightlife is pretty variable so any backpacker can find something to suite their tastes, from hip hop to rock. Look out for dedicated events, such as Latino nights! Additionally, Queenstown comes alive in winter with the Queenstown Winter Festival.
This small venue is where you will find the hostel crowds, as it is Nomads‘ and Base‘s partner bar. A mix of Mexican food, nightly entertainment and crowd-pleaser tunes makes Loco Cantina a fun place to party in Queenstown. Check out some of their ridiculously affordable food deals at Cheap Eats in Queenstown.
Location: 48 Shotover Street
2. Rhinos Ski Shack
Hidden in a basement on Cow Lane, Rhinos is the place to be for apres ski! The ski shack is open all year round, with food, drinks, games and hip-hop music late into the night.
Location: 6 Cow Lane
3. Vinyl Underground
The hidden gem of Queenstown’s nightlife, Vinyl Underground is off the main streets and an awesome place to end your night. The club features local live music, DJs and open mic nights. Drink cocktails, play pool and dance until 4am.
Location: 12B Church Street
Winnies is a gourmet pizza spot by day and a hub for crazy dance moves by night. It is a bigger venue so there tends to be space to pull some dangerous shapes. It’s open late-night so is definitely a good go-to for the end of a big night out.
Location: 7-9 The Mall
5. Searle lane
Another bigger venue compared to the usual small bars in Queenstown. Searle Lane plays hits for everyone to live entertainment. Don’t miss some of their super cheap pizzas on Thursdays. More details can be found at Cheap Eats in Queenstown.