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The Blue Door Arrowtown

18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0415
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Cozy Bar in Arrowtown

Nice, small, stone walled bar just off the Main Street of Arrowtown! Nice big fireplace creates an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin747
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Hidden Gem

Behind an unassuming blue front door is a quaint oasis to relax with friends. We decided to try a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
MuzzNZ
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roaring fire” (9 reviews)
“comfy chairs” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 0415
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"roaring fire"
in 9 reviews
"wednesday night"
in 6 reviews
"comfy chairs"
in 5 reviews
"quaint bar"
in 2 reviews
"open mike night"
in 2 reviews
"drinks are expensive"
in 2 reviews
"great wine list"
in 2 reviews
"saffron restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"tucked away"
in 3 reviews
"glass of wine"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"the main street"
in 3 reviews
"new zealand"
in 2 reviews
"cosy"
in 13 reviews
"alley"
in 7 reviews
"candlelit"
in 2 reviews
"unassuming"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, small, stone walled bar just off the Main Street of Arrowtown! Nice big fireplace creates an ambience hard to find these days. Before the music starts you can hear conversations. The bartenders are polite and attentive. Would recommend to any age group (over 21)...More

Thank Robin747
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Behind an unassuming blue front door is a quaint oasis to relax with friends. We decided to try a few of the great range of gin on offer before we went out for dinner. We did not get to stay for the band on Wednesday...More

Thank MuzzNZ
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

A cosy snug of a place that offers a broad range of wines and craft beers. The cocktail waiter was very nice and mixed well. The light food was a bonus and the roaring fire much appreciated. My go to place in Arrowtown!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went here on open mic night and they sure do pack people in. We started with a cocktail which was delicious. When we went to get a glass of wine we realised they are just as expensive as a cocktail - for a glass....More

Thank Allothernamesrtaken
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Gets noisier as the night rolls in. Memorable night with friends, a band and standing room only. Just squeeze on in with plenty of choices at the bar.

Thank incink
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

After a cracking dinner next door at Saffron( see review)we wondered some 3 meters(yes thats right) to this funky little bar with a great solo guitarist belting out some great tunes. With a fire place and big comfy lounges you could easily sit here for...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in here before our movie for a bite to eat and a drink. The food comes over from Saffron. We were on our own in there for half an hour. Great fireplace and places to sit. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank 68skp70
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere here, we absolutely loved it, really nice vibe. We weren't going to originally eat here however after a few drinks got a bit peckish, ended up ordering the steak and had the best meal we had during our stay! Highly recommend checking this...More

Thank Kristen O
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We had pre and post dinner drinks here. Drinks are expensive but good choice. When we returned later on there was live music. Very characterful place due to age. A worthwhile detour.

Thank GastroGaz
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A local told us about the live music here on wed nights. So glad we checked it out! The band was awesome and the cool bench seats with giant pillows in the back were the perfect cozy spot to hangout together and sing along! A...More

Thank happylilgigi
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hokimai
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Response from wrhauck | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I had a hire car, but it is not that far so if booked in advance I suspect you would not have a problem
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