A Queenstown institution featuring the best rooftop bar, great food & drinks and regular DJs.

There are no strangers here only people you haven’t met yet.


Since opening its doors in 1997, Surreal Bar & Restaurant has set the tone for a well-rounded daily and nightly experience. An intimate rooftop terrace is the highlight for many: here you’ll be able to chill out with a couple of drinks before dancing to the beats of an ever-changing lineup of local and international DJs.

In fact, an array of different live music and entertainment acts have made their mark in this venue; it’s fair to expect that every night will have something unique on offer.

Anything goes

at Surreal.

At institution in Queenstown established in 1997. Featuring the Original and Best Rooftop Bar in Queenstown.


Surreal offers great food at affordable prices and caters to all. 

Fun is a major factor for us, and you won’t be disappointed with an array of entertainment with DJs, Sports Action, Quiz Nights and Live Music.  It’s fair to say that anything goes at Surreal. 

Top that off with an extensive drinks selection and you’re set!

Epic late night


Surreal is renowned for its late night action and is a go to for locals and visitors alike.

Mostly famous for our DJ line ups where many renowned International and National artists have created nights of epic proportions.




Wind Down Happy Hour from 4 to 6pm EVERY DAY

It’s an evolving atmosphere from day into evening.  With an excellent selection of New Zealand Beers on tap and all your International and National Favourites, along with our Brewmaster Will’s specially chosen Craft Beers.

Our Signature and Classic Cocktails are hand crafted and we guarantee you won’t want to stop at 1. 

Winter sees us working hard to keep up with the demand of our very own secret recipe for Mulled Wine and Warmed Cider and in Summer our Cocktail Pitchers are huge crowd pleasers.

Of course, we have a great wine and spirit selection to cater to all.

Original Rooftop 

It’s an evolution.




Days and Early Evening it’s a chilled out kind of vibe where you can watch the sun go down whilst enjoying dining and drinking.

As the night progresses slowly but surely the DJ starts turning up the volume and increasing the BPM into a crescendo of Killer Cuts and Dancefloor Destroyers.

An area that can handle any weather conditions with retractable roof, open fire and heaters.

Good olde fashioned

hospitality reigns.



We like to keep it casual and comfortable, and we love providing friendly and efficient service.

The choice is yours – snack or go the whole distance.  Just eat and enjoy. Come for a relaxed meal with friends and family or feel free to have some snacks and drinks on any of our 3 levels. Our menu is crowd pleasing with all your favourites but with our own Surreal twist to step it up a notch.

What’s on Weekly

Opening Hours

Open 7 Days
Noon till Late
Excluding Public Holidays



We are located centrally
in Queenstown’s CBD
7 Rees Street



03 441 8492