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Smash Palace

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5369
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12:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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209 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to hang out for a couple of beer, great music, fun staff, good vibe and great drinks. The food choices are good too. When the sun shines, just hang out and have a chat with the guys next to you!

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Thank Reinhold F
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place not only offers great drinks and food for pretty decent prices, it has a pretty nice setting! Great to chill out on a sunny day...love the environment and seeing what people in this town are able to create!

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Thank BinaNZ
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bar made out of shipping containers, staff are really friendly great music. Simply an awesome night out

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Thank Brett H
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking to go out for drinks in Christchurch with a unique and cool vibe then this is it! An outside beer garden with a bus turned bar and some cool music playing. Better choice for nicer days but we did brave it on a cold slightly rainy one and heaters (or a lit barrel) was provided. Prices were... More 

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Thank Kacie S
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From what I can work out, the main building was destroyed in the earthquake so they've set up an outdoor space with a big truck to serve from. And it really works. It wasnt a busy night when. We went, and it was a bit nippy. They had heaters on which was great. There is an indoor space towards the... More 

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Thank Ben P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxed and laid back place. Friendly staff and great beer and ciders. We did not eat there but burgers looked good.

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Thank Colin H
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Cool pub that we stumbled upon during a walk around Christchurch. Happy hour had great deals on beer, and yummy loaded wedges!

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Thank swampy508
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited last week as it was in a book given to us as a present 100 Top Things to do in New Zealand. A warm, sunny evening, ideal for sitting outside and sharing one of the picnic benches while enjoying a beer and cider. Burgers were good, too, for a snack. I had falafel and appreciated the good quality of... More 

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Thank Helen S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful music ! I love this bar- it is often my go to. The food (burgers & chips) are always great , and the staff are just wonderful. Smash really is stand out in the bar scene in CHCH, or NZ.

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Thank TripleGal
New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Smash Place has captured that post earthquake survivalist vibe that has been Christchurch's vibe for the last six years. It is surrounded by rubble and empty lots in the wasteland of lower High Street.. Do they pay to have those fenced off graffitti covered shipping containers left outside on the street haha. its a very social bar and you always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 5369
Description
New 'gap filler' bar on the Site of former Saggio de Vino after the earthquake.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?