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Haast Bar - CLOSED

2964 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0717
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good57%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
6 Dec 2015
“Little backroad bar”
27 Jul 2015
“Very welcoming stop between the glaciers and Wanaka”
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Bar, Pub, British
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2964 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Don't expect much. It's a down to earth bar off the State Highway 6 with NZ beer on tap and other mixed drinks on offer. The decor is tired but the friendly staff makes up for it. After all sometimes beer is just beer, as...More

Thank BesterNJ
Haast_Bar, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your resent review of the Haast bar Franz Josef. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, next time your in Franz your most welcome to have a drink.

Reviewed 27 July 2015

Not much choice in Haast, but that doesn’t matter. This place is friendly, full of character and with good food, and a nice outdoor seating area. Try the whitebait in season. Highly recommended.

Thank MelvynC_12
kevvie64, Bar Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for review. However I think that you have The Haast Bar mixed up with the hotel in Haast. The Haast Bar in Franz Josef doesn't have a chef on over the winter. Sorry

Reviewed 25 July 2015

Went here to go to the bottle store which wasnt even open. Had a drink in the bar and went to play on the pokies but the only 1 machine that was working was old. Drinks were dear and the man at the bar was...More

Thank liannej535
kevvie64, Bar Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your visit to the Haast Bar wasn't up to your standards. However I find it hard to believe that the bottle store was closed because if the bar is open then the bottle store is open as well. According to...More

Reviewed 3 April 2015

Good facility. Pleasant barman. Service fine. Haast Bar on our list of places to dine with a quiet drink after a day's ride.

Thank WeatherWhisperer
kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to serve you and the group you travelled with. Look forward to serving you again, should you be back down this way.

Reviewed 1 April 2015

The bar / cafe has friendly and attentive people. We found it to have a happy atmosphere. There is a good view. We had drinks and meals which were good. I particularly liked the nice dressing they had with my chips. We thought it might...More

Thank westcoaster107
kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have your custom. Glad you enjoyed the drink and food. Please call in again, should you find yourself back in Franz Josef.

Reviewed 26 March 2015

We were urged to try the Whitebait here, as Haast is where it comes from. The bar is the center of activity in this small tourist village. We found the whitebait fritters and bit bland and almost like a Western Denver sandwich. The chips were...More

Thank 17KAG
kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however The Haast bar is in Franz Josef and sadly we do not serve whitebait here. But should you ever find yourself in Franz Josef please do call in to the Haast bar. The bar you must have visited must...More

Reviewed 28 February 2015

Situated on the corner of the main road on Frans Josef. It is on the doorstep Frans Josef has to offer, bars, restaurants, shops etc. we only had drinks here but what we could see of the food being served we would have no problem...More

Thank D W
kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Hi DW, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to have you visit The Haast Bar, and it's always good to get feedback. If you are ever back in Franz Josef, you are always most welcome at The Haast Bar. Kevin Bar...More

Reviewed 30 January 2015

When we finally found this place, it made a previously unremarkable stay worthwhile. Everyone was friendly, and we loved the paintings by the local Greymouth artist so much we bought two to bring home.More

1  Thank Carolyn E
kevvie64, Manager at Haast Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn E, Thank you for your enjoyable company on your visit to The Haast Bar. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Hope you are enjoying the art work. You are more than welcome at The Haast Bar anytime you find yourself in...More

Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed overnight in Haast and had drinks and dinner at the bar. There was a conference on for the Cattleman's Association and it was great fun interacting with locals.

Thank Joan E
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Went here twice and had great meals and great service. Its busy but that's what makes it so good. The choice on the menu is good and everything was served with a smile.

Thank 925KitC
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2964 State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0717
Description
Good value Bar Meals