With 20 taps, including one Nitro, you’ll be sure to find a New Zealand craft beer that satisfies. Of course, we have a range of wine, cocktails, and other non-alcoholic choices to meet the choice of everyone in your party.


12 Bar hosts a mix of free and ticketed live music shows. Of course, the heart of our lineup is Blues, but you’ll find everything from Funk, Rock, Soul, Jazz to Hip Hop and Metal coming up.


Our resident food truck, Craft Eats, is on site all times we are open. Chef Kei serves up some killer burgers and seasonal specials.

12 BAR
Central Christchurch Craft Beer Bar & Live Music

The most common musical form of Blues is the 12-bar blues where the first and second lines are repeated, and the third line is a response – often with a twist. That sums up 12 Bar: a great craft beer pub with a twist! We are proud to host a wide range of New Zealand’s finest craft beers in Christchurch Central City. Our welcoming atmosphere suits all as a family and dog friendly pub with a sunny outdoor beer garden with a variety of live music most nights.

Open Hours

Wednesday 3pm-11pm

Thursday 3pm-11pm

Friday 3pm-late

Saturday 3pm-late


12 BAR Craft Beer Venue in Christchurch with Outdoor Seating


We’ve got comfy couches and armchairs, small tables, booths and leaners. Spaces indoors and outside in our courtyard area. Contact us to reserve your fave spot.

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12 BAR is a great space for your next function, party or event. We’ve hosted book fairs, gaming events, fundraisers and guest speakers.

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Bring your music to the masses on 12 BAR’s stage. Whether you’re a solo performer, rock band or a 12-piece ensemble, you’re sure to have a great gig.