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The Poplar Social Club

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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Neat little place. Great cocktails

Little place but so neat. Wonderful service great cocktails. Somthing for everyone and very... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
via mobile
Would go back for the bartender

Nice place out of the hustle and bustle, it did take us a wee while to get our drinks but because... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Jan 20, 2018
“Neat little place. Great cocktails ”
Jul 10, 2017
“Would go back for the bartender”
Here, at The Poplar Social Club we are completely dedicated to and somewhat obsessed with the craft of the cocktail in an environment with more than a tip of the hat to days gone by when ladies were dames and men were gents. This is a speakeasy, an...more
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Poplar Lane, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-943 7831
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Little place but so neat. Wonderful service great cocktails. Somthing for everyone and very accommodating staff. Made it a priority to make it a experience not just a drink by showing you making your drink. Where they have the time and it's not overcrowded that...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place out of the hustle and bustle, it did take us a wee while to get our drinks but because of this the barman took our nonalcoholics off our bill. When we did get his attention he gave great service AND made a great...More

2  Thank mtcooksanctuary
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff Loved the warm atmosphere and knowledgeable barstaff they go above and beyond

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My partner and I were looking for a place to have a cocktail on a Wednesday night about 10pm. Christchurch is probably not renowned for its mid-week night life but we were disappointed we couldn't get served at the Monday Room because they were closing....More

Thank IsabelleCM
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place, marketed as a "speakeasy" style bar is pretty spot on. The decor is a little hit-and-miss (the lighting, wallpaper, pressed tin bar and blue/green couches are all top notch, but the frosted glass dividers are tacky/naff/gauche). Whatever, we are not here for an...More

1  Thank EmilyPenn
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Dinner here was very good, large portions, I didn't finish my meal. The barman was very helpful, didn't catch his name, medium sized guy with a beard like a rhododendron bush. He made us some great drinks and wine suggestions. The only thing I would...More

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Christchurch for the weekend and looking for a bar for a drink before dinner. Wandered down a little lane and spotted The Poplar Social Club. What a find! Small, intimate, great atmosphere with a bartender who really knows his stuff and clearly...More

Thank Kiwi-Mum-on-vacation
Reviewed 2 June 2016

lovely cosy cocktail bar with excellent staff and a great atmosphere for a chilled out evening, great service !!

Thank Katemcm88
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My flatmate and I were out adventuring on a humid Sunday evening and found this place right next to Dux Central. The poplar lane of old may be gone, but the new places popping up there are certainly exciting. We had a couple of cocktails...More

Thank Aimee K
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a meal here on a Sunday evening. The place has some real ambience with a boardwalk empire feel. Meals were perfect, and the staff (possibly owner) chatted to us about the place's background. Will definitely be back, whether it be...More

Thank Kyle W
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