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

World Bar “Bad Luck” Drawing Contest

Design Contest Extended!

Win flights to Queenstown or $200 Cash & VIP Party Pack!

We’re throwing our re-opening on the most unlucky day of the most unlucky year…. Friday the Nov.13th, 2020. We’re looking for designs for our limited run “bad luck” party T-shirts.

Email us with your bad luck themed vector designs before Oct.28th and you could be having the best time in Queenstown.

Details:Designs must include:- The World Bar Logo- Themes of a World Bar nature- The Date ‘Friday 13th November 2020’ – 3 colour max & design must be screen printableFor any questions drop up a message here!

The World Bar X Yonder Collab

COVID-19 tried to put a real damper on our party, but there was no way we were going to let that blue little virus get the best of us. So we took it as an opportunity to take two cool places and put them into one really cool location. We decided to call this fun experiment The World Bar X Yonder Collaboration…because well, that’s what it is!

The goal was to combine The World Bar and Yonder to become the best of both world under one roof.

Gary Livesey – Owner/Manager

You can expect to see elements of the iconic World Bar, but in a new and interesting environment. The moose hasn’t gone anywhere and he’s still there to meet you when you walk into Yonder.

Despite everything that is going on, we’re still trying to make these “The good old days.” Especially since we spend so much damn time inside, we take every day as a day to celebrate with good friends over beer, food and good times.

Of course there are cocktails in a teapot. We also have the burgers, nachos and tacos that you know and love. So from coffee and brunch until the rowdy late night, we’ve got you covered!

Expect to see World Bar back before you know it.

WORLDSTOCK 2020 – March 21 & 22nd

“Ass, grass or gas- Nobody rides for free,” the 1970’s hitchhiking bumper sticker has a lot in common with Worldstock. You will probably see all three over the weekend. For it’s 9th year, Worldstock 2020 is going to be bigger than ever with 290sqm of real turf grass laid at both Yonder & The World Bar!

Worldstock 2020 is a weekend of retro costumes, local music and a celebration of Queenstown’s community. A strict no costume = no entry policy means you better have your best 1969 attire on!

2020 is the first year the festival will be held across two venues for two full days. Other new additions for 2020 include a Queenstown community music showcase. The showcase will feature local musicians playing on the Yonder stage. Any local musicians that are interested in participating are encouraged to contact

Queenstown Lunch Menu for The World Bar

Lunch Specials 11:30am-3pm

Full menu also available all day.

The Good Old BLT 9

Bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Add fries for 2.5

Pulled Pork Taco & Fries 10

One 12-hour slow-roasted, cider-reduced pork taco with carraway slaw, shaved apple, spring onion, chipotle mayo and shoestring fries

Fish Taco & Fries 10

One poltenta dusted Hoki taco with pico de gallo, guacamole, chives, cos lettuce, chipotle mayo and shoestring fries

The Classic Burger 12

House-ground Hereford chuck, lettuce, tomato, mayo and ketchup on our own challah bun. Add fries for 2.5 Add cheese and bacon for 3

Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Burger 12

Korean barbeque pulled jackfruit, cos lettuce, pickled red onion, spring onion, creamy vegan aioli on a housemade bun. Add fries for 2.5

Poutine 12

The hangover cure of legends. Chunky fries, beef gravy and cheese curds

Chicken Caesar Wrap 12

Marinated chicken breast, bacon, parmesan cheese, lettuce, and house Caesar dressing

Fish & Chips 15

Beer battered South Island Hoki, chunky chips, homemade mushy peas and a wedge of lemon.

Pulled Pork Bun 14

12-hour slow-roasted, cider-reduced pork, BBQ, house slaw and shaved apple. Add fries for 2.5

Chicken & Waffles 16

Homemade waffles and southern fried chicken, bacon and bourbon maple syrup.

Vegan Tostadas 14

Roast pumpkin and carrot, black beans, carraway slaw, pico de gallo, vegan sriracha, crispy corn tortillas. Add chicken for 4

Chicken Caesar Salad 16

Marinated chicken breast, bacon, soft boiled egg, parmesan, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, croutons and Caesar dressing

All new tater tots, pulled pork bun, chicken and waffles and chicken caesar salad. We’re also including The Classic Burger which was voted one of Queenstowns best burgers. Vegan options on the new Queenstown lunch menu include Vegan Tostadas and Vegan pulled Jackfruit Burger.

Nightclub Queenstown- DJ Q LIVE

Nightclub Queenstown DJ Q

Nightclub vibes in a small town like Queenstown, with UK star DJ Q. You Probably know him from his legendary set at The Boiler Room or one of his many Youtube video with over 50k views. He’s also a staple on BBC’s Radio One music scene. The World Bar Queenstown hosts DJ’s 7 nights, with a special feature DJ a couple times a month. Voted the Best place to dance in Queenstown by Nomads World.

Q continued to host his BBC 1Xtra show – by now a weekly broadcast – throughout his mainstream success, and frequently appeared on sister station BBC Radio 1 for guest mixes, before his departure in 2012 after 8 years at the station. He soon began a new monthly show on Ministry of Sound Radio, presenting the Essential Garage show.1]

DJ Q Biography

You can catch DJ Q playing his legendary Baseline and UK Garage at The World Bar For Free evening.

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival -Queenstown Winter Edition

New Zealand surf film festival

We are proud to host The Aotearoa Surf Film Festival winter edition, featuring some of the best cold water surfing from New Zealand and around the world. The last time we hosted the summer Aotearoa Surf Film festival, we sold out quickly. This series is the only surf film festival in Queenstown!

Beyond The Noise (Australia)

Distracted by realities of our own invention, the natural world becomes invisible, technology is our king. As the cracks in our society spread, two surfers seek refuge in the vastness of the ocean, away from the deafening clamour of humankind. Unchained and dangerously close to freedom.

Director/Producer: Andrew Kaineder

Want even more surfing in Queenstown? Check out the Queenstown Surfers facebook page.

You can get your tickets for Aotearoa surf film festival Queenstown on the the Asff website.

CAMO MC feat. Triton Live Drum and Bass

Camo MC is a staple in the New Zealand Drum and Bass MC. He has established himself as a premiere MC and party starter. Not a believer? check this video below, highlighting some of the best D & B flows in the country.

A who’s who of D & B MC’s.

Camo MC has been representing on the mic for over 10 years now.
Starting in Christchurch’s Drum n Bass scene around 2006, he held his first residency Thursday nights at Zinc Bar alongside Subvert, and it’s only been up from there
He has since performed all around NZ with some of the biggest names in dance music including Nero, Sigma, Flux Pavilion, Chase & Status, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, Logistics, The Upbeats, Loadstar, DJ Zinc, Doctor P, Bar9 & many many more.
He is also no stranger to big crowds having performed at large festivals such as Electric Avenue, Rhythm & Alps and Our: House.
Hype, freestyle & crowd interaction, Camo MC has it all.

– “About Camo MC”

Free Show at The World Bar. July 20th.

This Mountain Life- Queenstown Showing

90% of people can’t agree on anything, except this movie. Google reviews has it at a 90%, IMDB has it as an 8/10, and it was one of the most talked about films at the Banff Film Festival.

Come catch the movie premiere for This Mountain Life at The World Bar Queenstown on Tuesday June 18th. This will sellout.

Now is your chance to catch this spectacular film and get inspired get into #thegreatoutdoors. Enjoy warm cabin vibes and beers all around, while we watch insane people climb insane mountains.

Grab your tickets for This Mountain Live Here.