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Drowning in booze

The number of places to buy booze in Queenstown has sky-rocketed in recent years, new figures reveal. Info released by Queenstown's council show there were 259 licensed premises in the resort in the past financial year. That's up a whopping 34...
Queenstown publicans have been forced to stock up as British and Irish Lions fans pour into the resort's pubs. Pog Mahones boss Will Adams says his bar, on Rees Street, has been doing pretty well off the back of the...
It's been an eventful 21 years for The World Bar blokes. They've served up more than one million teapot cocktails, relocated to new premises after a devastating fire, laughed a lot, cried some more, hosted plenty of shindigs and have plans to take on...
A new-concept bar and restaurant with a Mediterranean flavour opens at the bottom of Queenstown Mall today. Attiqa is located above Wilkinsons Pharmacy and below the Sundeck rooftop bar. Sundeck owner Cameron Mitchell, who also owns The Bunker restaurant and bar...
The owners of Queenstown hospo institution The World Bar are taking over the historic cottage next door. Gary Livesey and Steve Ward say their plans for McNeill's Cottage embrace art, food, music, drinks, performance and drama. But they're keeping the concept...

Boozy trouble spots revealed

Mountain Scene can reveal where Queenstown's drunken louts say they sank their last grog. Cop stats released newspaper under the Official Information Act show where boozers who came into contact with officers claim they had their last drink. The data cover the...
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