Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Christchurch Cocktail Bars'.

There are some fantastic cocktail bars in Christhchurch to enjoy a classic cocktail after a hard day's work.  If you love your Mai Tai and Mojitas, you'll want to head to one of the cocktail bars on our list.



Zodiac is situated on Oxford Terrace as part of 'The Terrace' precinct in Christchurch.  Located on the ground floor it's easily accessible  with a beautiful view over the Avon River. Zodiac offers a large range of asian dishes, both small and large, with their executive chef constantly developing the menu and refining the dishes over time, while still keeping the signatures that...


Chiwahwah Mexican Bar

Centrally located in Christchurch, Chiwahwah overlooks the beautiful Avon River in the redeveloped 'Terrace' precinct.  Chiwahwah believes in only serving the freshest mexican flavours.  With stylish modern interiors, crafted food and amazing cocktails, Chiwahwah is one of the stylish places to dine in Christchurch. Opening Hours: Sunday - Wednesday:  11.00am - 12.00am Thu...


The Pink Lady Rooftop Bar

Climb the seven floors to the penthouse level of the heritage listed 1960’s Peter Bevan designed building, which now houses the Muse Hotel, for stunning 360’ views of the city below. Rooftop ready wines, craft beer from fortune favours and Hamptons-meets-Miami inspired cocktails. Fun, flirty and ready to dominate your Insta feed from day to night.   The Pink Lady Rooftop Bar&nbs...

Mr Brightside Rooftop Bar

Mr Brightside is a rooftop bar situated on the top floor of the Iconic Public Trust Building.  The penthouse-style rooftop bar has a retractable roof with panormaic 360 views over the Port Hills, Avon River, snow capped Alps, Cathedral Square and across the City. The bar offers a wide range of cocktails, spirits and beer, with a delicious selection of gourmet food.  The bar is a R2...


A speakeasy styled bar housed in a beautiful heritage building located in Cathedral Square.  Overlooking Cathedral Square is a charming outdoor Courtyard. Live Music, carefully crafted food & drinks and good Ol' fashioned service.  Just down the hall you will find Parlour Cocktail Bar & Woodwards Barber Shop. For bookings under 10 people, we always leave room for walk-ins.&...

The Dirty Land

The Dirty Land is the home of sophisticated cocktails served in a broody aesthetic of a meticulously-crafted den of cool. The bar offers personable and professional service, killer cocktails, nuanced wine list and impressive range of luxury French Champagnes and international spirits. When you step into The Dirty Land you’ll be struck by heavy red curtains, exposed brick walls, tactil...

The Last Word

The Last Word is a whisky and cocktail lounge situated in the historic New Regent Street in the heart of Christchurch.  The bar offers a hand-picked selection of fine whiskies and a range of cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines. Snacks are available including garlic bread, grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese platters. The two room wide, two-storey bar includes plenty of seating out...

Casa Publica

Be transported back to South America at Casa Publica, home to expert bartenders who specialise in rum and craft cocktails, and an exclusive food menu. Casa Publica’s Menu has already delighted Christchurch diners looking for some new tastes and textures from simple and sumptuous starters, to satisfying main courses, Casa Publica’s Chef has created a range of flavours that will please any pa...

The Poplar Social Club

The Poplar Social Club is a modern day speakeasy with an old school attitude to liquor. Serving cocktails 'til late, if you're having a good time then we're having a good time. Opening Hours: Thursday - Sunday:  5.00pm - late Contact: 03 366 6919...

Fat Eddies

Christchurch's beloved jazz club Fat Eddie’s is situated in prime position on the corner of The Terrace,and is the perfect spot for after work drinks and weekend hangouts.  Get there early to secure your spot on the balcony for stunning views of the city and enjoy the array of live music the venue is famous for. The winning combination of quality live music, cold drinks...

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