May 11, 2018
Located directly on Lake Wakatipu with a stunning view of the jaw-dropping Remarkables mountain range, Little Blackwood is home to some of Queenstown’s best cocktails and bar bites, all served in an ultra-stylish yet still cozy atmosphere. Queenstown is known the world over as a hub for adventure sports which push the adrenaline envelope, and Little Blackwood is the perfect place to come down after a day spent up on the slopes or at the end of a bungee cord. Strolling into Little Blackwood feels like walking into an ultra-hip lodge, as you are greeted by New Zealand-made handcrafted Blackwood furniture (hence the bar’s name), a roaring open fireplace, and sprawling outdoor deck, imploring you to sit, relax, and start swapping stories about your day. Drawing a vibrant mix of locals and savvy tourists, Little Blackwood offers a wide range of seasonal wines from New Zealand and Australia, cocktails crafted the right way, and a bevy of Kiwi craft beer bottles. Two of the standout cocktails are the Cuban Bramble – premium rum, vanilla liqueur, blackberries, lemon, bitters, and creamy egg white – and the Barreled Cinnamon – spiced rum, dry and sweet vermouth, cinnamon syrup, and bitters – which are both perfect for sipping by the fire or having outside on the deck on a sunny day. Throw in a selection of artisan cheeses and meats, and you’ll soon see why so many have heeded Little Blackwood’s official slogan: “meet me here”.