Meet Hattie

When a glass smash’s in World Bar there’s a good chance it’s because of Hattie, if incoordination had a physical from its probably this Gal here. Hattie has been blipping back and forth across the globe for a couple years now and spent the Summer pulling pints at World. Whether she’s chatting shiet behind the bar or embarking a self assigned mission to drink the menu at World, you know you are in for a treat when you spot her pig tails from halfway down Church St. Sure, she’s never been on time in her life to work but we would never hold that against her. 

You’ve been here for a few months now, did you know anyone before coming here? Or just a blind rock up?

I had one friend here and she always told me how much fun it was, that it’s very different to the UK, alot more exciting. Also I wanna try skiing and snowboarding, I’ve never done it before which i’m feeling nervous but excited for. 

How are you finding Queenstown so far then?

It’s nice having that small town vibe but there’s just so much to do – coming from a small town back home it is a completely different place, everyone is so friendly straight away. Also I love going to Arrowtown, it’s just so cute.

Where were you before coming here?

I was in the UK but previously in Aus for a year and a half. I ended up in Aus because a boy in SouthEast Asia offered to pay for my flight – so I wasn’t going to say no, was I?

Wait, did he come to Aus with you?

Yea yea we were together, we met in South East Asia.

How long were you together before moving to Aus together if you met in S.E Asia?

Ahhh… two weeks hahah, we managed to stay together almost 2 years but then Covid happened and I had to head home. Then I realised how much better it is over this side of the globe and came back as soon as I could.

I was having a stalk on Insta before having this chat and you seemed to head to quite a few festivals back home, which one was best?

Ahh Glasto (glastonbury) or Boomtown. I went as a kid to Glasto with my parents and managed to go a couple times as well when I turned 18. 

I love that your parents took you to festivals.

Oh yea, they love it – they go all the time.

What’s been the best act you’ve seen then?

It’s such a tough one, I hate this question hahaha. I’ve seen amazing dj sets at Boomtown, the 2016 closing ceremony was a proper show. Billie Eilish at Gastonbury aswell, I fucking love her.

In a big contrast, what’s the best gig you’ve seen in your time at World (and Yonder)?

The recent George FM gig (at World Bar) was such a fun time, the music and overall vibe was great. Oh, Lenni Vibe (DJ) I love when she plays here.

I am keen for the bigger events in town, such as Snow Machine and Mardi Gras… oh! Worldstock, that was my favourite weekend at World Bar.

That was such a good night.

It was the best event.

Ok last questions, on Sunday night you made quite an effort to drink your way through the entire World bar cocktail list, while you were unsuccessful, what was your favourite?

Haha heck, the Stolen Sour and for a close second – Espresso Martini, but that’s a boring answer. Actually, my true favourite was the bloody mary, but that’s also because I was hungover so all in all the Stolen Sour hahaha.

Teapots for Good

POV – You wake up, heads fucking pounding, already an hour late for work, 5 missed calls from your boss, as well as a couple texts you regret sending out. You check your bank account, it’s not good, but then you remember – the teapots you were arrogantly shouting are now giving back… what a guy. 

The Attenborough is one of the latest teapot offers at World Bar, with $1 from every sale being donated to the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust (WRT).

The WRT has a pretty simple vision, ‘to protect and restore native biodiversity of the Whakatipu Basin’, essentially these Pine Trees are not doing a lot of good for Whakatipu.

Aotearoa’s native forest footprint has shrunk by over 70% since humans first arrived here, with native birdlife depleting by 30% alongside this – not bloody ideal.

While having a sip on the Attenborough’s green goodness is one way to offer support, you can also get involved yourself, with various community planting and nursery days you can volunteer at.

Last Spring a couple of the crew from World and Yonder headed down for a staff community service day. Over 60,000 (!) trees have been planted through the Trust with another 5,000 needing to go in the ground this season.

If you are keen to help out we’ve linked the WRT below, all their community support days are on the website along with some more info.

Interplanetary Criminal’s Intergalactic B2B

If you don’t know the name, you’ll know the song. The producers behind 2022’s chart topping house track B.O.T.A (Baddest of Them All) put on an absolute clinic last week when he went B2B with Main Phase on The World Bar stage.

The hype from World Bar punters was high, everyone rocking up with their best rave kits and sesh sunnies in tow. The Uk Garage heavy set, had the finger guns high in the World Bar air and the bass causing an absolute doof on Church St. The boys had a camaraderie that invite the crowd to unwind and have a well deserved Thursday Night boogie.

AJ Hackett X World Bar Takeover!

Rigging up a bungy inside a bar to ramp patrons up to the second storey… a lot of licensing and legal shit to go through…

Well, not in the 90’s.

Rigged up when World Bar held rein on Shotover St (rip) this collaboration with AJ Hackett is something of legend among locals. We had two events going on that night, the Accelerator and Horizontal Bungy. The Accelerator launched punters from the ground floor to the second level of World Bar (obviously decelerating) before the roof. While the Horizontal had folks fighting against the Bungy attached to the wall, attempting to snag a beer perched on the other side of the room.

Its quite a flex in our books if you were there, but for those who weren’t – feel free to revel in the footage from Wardy’s archives.

Back for lunch!

The long-awaited day has arrived. The World Bar is back for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays. Doors open from 11:30am with some fresh lunch specials!

Worldstock 2022

More than a bunch of stoned rain-soaked hippies dancing in the mud, The World Bar’s iconic Worldstock festival is back for two days of peace, love and party goodness.

Saturday, December 3rd


Sunday, December 4th

More acts to be announced. Stay tuned for more details.

Live Music | Free Entry | Costumes Necessary | Good Times Guaranteed

Slinging Pints, Bombing Hills & Making Art

Few people have an arm as rubber as Gretel’s. Taking the whole ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality to a new level – she’s nothing short of a weapon both on and off shift. This cocktail-shaking maestro of World Bar, slings pints as if it’s nobody’s business.
Gretz joined our crew at the start of the snow season swapping the sun and sand of Bris-Vegas for Sand Flies and icy lake plunges.
She’s a hard lady to get a hold of, if she’s not working, she’ll be either tearing her bike up and down the Frankton Trail or clearing space on a dancefloor at god knows what time in the morning – but we managed to catch her for a couple of quick questions about life and living in Queenstown. 


            Q:What’s been your favourite event?

“On shift or off shift? Hahaha”

            Q: Both…

“I mean Snow machine was hectic because I wasn’t working (sorry, not sorry,
everyone on shift). But the best gig I’ve worked is Skin on Skin (DJ). That was
fun. It was out of nowhere and no-one knew who he was, but he played some

Q: Some people find Queenstown a tough place to live, how do manage to make
it work?

“It’s a beautiful place to live. Cheeky hikes all around and a healthy bit
of snowboarding. There’s just a little bit of everything ya know?”

“There’s so much good, I think it outweighs any bad. I mean my Mum is half
begging me to come home, but I just keep thinking – it’s not time to leave yet
so I guess this place is doing something right.”

Q: What’s the plan (if there is one) for the next few years?

“Look, that I don’t know. I want to get more into my drawing, but I want to
do more snow seasons in more places so I’m feeling a bit conflicted. Either
Canada or a Tattoo apprenticeship back in Aus that’s where I could be. It’s
probably smarter to smash out an apprenticeship and then travel but honestly,
my plan changes every day.”

Q: Ok quick, you’ve got 10 minutes left to live – what’s your deathbed

“First thing that came to mind, an Amaretto sour – yea babbbyyy Dissorano!”

Q: We all know the main spots in town, what’s your favourite hidden gem of Queenstown?

“Wilsons Bay has got my heart, its just stunning down there ya know. Clear
ass fucking water, you’re sitting on these beautiful pebbles, the suns beaming
on you, you got the homies and no service, so you are just in the moment, out
here – living it up. So you could say I’m a hoe for Wilsons Bay… unapologetically.”

Skate Jam: Half Pipe Garden Party

The weather is getting warmer which can mean only one thing, Skate Jam is back! So grab your decks or find your skates then head down for a day of halfpipe goodness.


Saturday, 12 November
Half-Pipe Opens 3pm
DJ in the Beer Garden
Live Band from 10pm

Worlds Adventure Movie Night

Worlds Adventure Movie Night

La Liste: Everything or Nothing

Grab a snack, get snug by the fire and join us for an adventure movie night!

Date: Tuesday, 16 August
Time: 6:30pm
Screening: La List | Everything or Nothing

Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten, find beauty and display grace in the dangerous world of free-skiing. Follow them as they set off around the world to find the most awe-dropping, high-altitude peaks and mountain ranges that exceed 6000 metres, and do what they do best: ski.

Worldstock 2020 Lineup

Worldstock is one of Queenstown’s longest-running parties. The biggest (and only) indoor festival, we literally roll out the green carpet (real turf grass) for this event. All you have to do is don your very best 1960’s attire. Your ticket is your outfit, so if you’re not groovy, you can’t enter. No squares allowed.

This year we’re hosting two “stages” with 10 acts over two days. Music will be ranging from Kumbaya to bone-crushing D&B.

Limited food menu will be available but really its all about the good energy, aligning your chakras and going barefoot on the dance floor.


“I’m tripping. Like, actually tripping. I see colours.” That is an actual quote from one of last years brave (or insane contestants) in our Wing of Fire Competition. Unofficially, it’s New Zealand’s hottest hot wing competition. Officially, it will destroy you.

This year we’ve teamed up with Culleys award winning sauces to bring your some borderline illegal hot sauce. This is all fun and games, but it’s also to benefit The Movember Foundation.

Entry is $10 and includes 7 wings (or vegan cauliflower “wings”), with each one getting progressively hotter. The Full wing must be consumed. You’ll be crying by wing #4. Anyone who makes it to the end gets some sweet World Bar prizes, massive street credit and a free bowel cleanse.

Not into death? Thats cool, you can order some “regular” (not hot) chicken wings, with proceeds also benefitting Movember.

Also check out what our friends at Gents, who are also supporting Mens Health in Queenstown.


The Grand Reopening! 1 huge weekend of food, music, friends and partying. We’ve been busy updating The World Bar and we can’t wait to show it to you. New stage, new sound and new lights. 

Friday the 13th: 
-Unlucky T-shirt release 4pm with free tasters from our new menu and live music from Calico. 
-Then New stage & lighting with local DJ’s and special guests @Dillastrate

-Kicking it old school with Stubacca vs Salmon on the decks from 9PM 

-Come hang in the patio with Shay and Pearly from 5pm and happy hour 5pm – 7pm See Less