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. You’ll find everything from across the genre spectrum within our walls. Blues, Funk, Rock, Indie, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, Electronic and Metal, you name it!  Check out out our calendar to discover what’s on.


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

Welcome to 12 Bar

Central Christchurch Craft Beer Bar & Live Music Venue

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 alongside a variety of live music most nights. Our welcoming atmosphere suits all, as a family and dog friendly pub with a sunny outdoor beer garden by day, and an inclusive and diverse music venue by night.



12 Bar Christchurch – Opening Hours


Wednesday 3pm – 11pm
Thursday 3pm – 11pm
Friday 3pm – Late
Saturday 12pm – Late
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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.

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