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Inside New Zealand’s exclusive underground bar, The Barrel Room

With a rich 160-year history, Ayrburn seamlessly blends heritage and innovation, offering guests an all-in good time, crafted flavours, captivating stories, and unparalleled experiences.

The Barrel Room is Ayrburn’s new intimate underground wine cellar, piano bar and dining room. Heroing a sophisticated offering of locally sourced dishes, and an extensive wine list including Ayrburn’s own curated range of wine, the sultry venue is a place to enjoy wine, dance on the tables and tell tales long into the night.

© The Barrel Room

Buried underground, guests are invited to follow the candlelight, past the grand piano to the wine cellar lined with 56 barrels, setting the scene for the opulent ambience that follows. With the ability to host 50 guests for an intimate candle-lit soiree through to larger lively late-night gatherings and everything in between, the Barrel Room is perfect for any occasion.

Opened in December, Ayrburn is a world-class food and wine destination located just outside Queenstown, in New Zealand’s South Island. The Barrel Room is open daily from 11am until late seven days a week, and is available for private bookings.

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