Skybar

Queenstown-City-Center

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Camp Street's Skybar is a cut above. Although those used to more high altitude cities might baulk at a mid-storey bar claiming a name that in other places is the preserve of skyscraper...

Camp Street’s Skybar is a cut above. Although those used to more high altitude cities might baulk at a mid-storey bar claiming a name that in other places is the preserve of skyscraper settings, this is such a well-designed space we’ll forgive it the hyperbole while the views it offers aren’t exactly panoramic, there’s still lots to like in this chic, glass-enclosed venue. Go through the blue door and climb the stairs and you’ll find yourself in a super cool space, elegant and inviting, with art on the walls from local artists throughout the summer months so you can enjoy some culture along with your drinks. Leather couches, heavy drapes and a crackling fire complete the picture. The space is split generally into dining room style seating for those who want to eat and a long bar where drinking and socialising is the goal. Service is smooth and the drinks are uniformly excellent, with an extensive wine list to choose from, as well as a range of quality cocktails. For food try one of the sharing platters, perfect for a peckish group of friends. It’s the balcony that really makes the place, though, giving you a great view of the green, making it the perfect spot to sip a drink. Aiming for a Manhattan supper club vibe and pretty much succeeding, it’s a sophisticated venue, occasionally enlivened by live DJs catering to the crowd of ski fans and locals in their going out finery. Both a great date destination and a good place to gather with friends, Skybar is a winner in more ways than one.

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