Smiths Craft Beer House
53 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Smiths Craft Beer HouseYou'll most likely spend your time in New Zealand's adventure capital of Queenstown combining mountain and lake views with bungee jumping, jet boating, and kayaking—so wind down with a few pints at Queenstown's best beer bar. Local Central Otago brewers to look for include Sidewinder, Altitude, and Ground Up, and the raffish bar's taps always include concoctions by other celebrated Kiwi makers as well. Bar food includes huge burgers, rustic pizzas, or a hearty venison potpie that's ideal after a winter's afternoon on the ski slopes at nearby Coronet Peak. In late June, Smiths hosts the annual New Zealand IPA Competition, where brewers craft beverages from zesty New Zealand hops.