Food & Drink

4 Of The Cheapest Bars In Christchurch

By Megan Zara Walsh


Who doesn´t love a good bargain?

We all love a cheap and cheerful night out. But do you wake up most mornings after a night out and fear checking your online banking? Yep, Christchurch is expensive and it can be difficult to locate a decent bar that offers the best bevvies and meals on a budget. Consequently, Secret have tracked down some affordable bars for a good cocktail, beer and other specials to delight in. Check out four of our favourites.

1. Bridies Bar & Bistro

Photo Credit: Bridies

This stylish bar is a favourite for good vibes and some of the cheapest drink deals in town. With a large variety on offer, you´ll enjoy beverages like $13 jug pitchers, $6 beer bottles and some exclusive affordable cocktails. Head here for a casual night out or a classy night with the girls, the choice is completely yours.

📍 401 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

2. Smash Palace

Smash Palace
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Pop down to Smash Palace for a boogie and cheap drinks in a unique setting. With an impressive wine list and a selection of house beers…you can´t go wrong. Opt to pair your drink with jaw-dropping burgers and devilish chips for the most pleasurable experience. Indeed, it is one of the cheapest bars in the city.

 📍 172 High Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

3.  Celtic Arms Inn

Celtic Arms Inn
Photo Credit: Celtic Arms Inn

Great food, friendly staff and good craic! We all love a good Irish bar. But this bar offers some incredible deals and delicious traditional Irish grub. It is the perfect joint for catching up with friends because you can play pool and darts. Go on a Tuesday for $8 Quarts deals all day. Certainly, one of the cheapest bars for drink deals around town.


📍 308 Selwyn Street, Spreydon, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

4.  Retropolitan Social Club

Now this retro place is quite exclusive and chic but every Wednesday they offer happy hour from 4-6pm with 25 per cent off house wines, tap beers, ciders and even $12 cocktails. It is a friendly and relaxing atmosphere with live music and sports playing on the projectors. A great spot for a date or a catch up with your mates.

📍 255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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