1851 Social Bar and Lounge - Crowne Plaza Christchurch 1851 Social Bar and Lounge - Crowne Plaza Christchurch

We should really start meeting like this…

Nestled behind the cosy fireplace in the Crowne Plaza lobby you’ll find Christchurch’s best kept secret: The 1851 Social bar and lounge, open daily from morning till late.

 It’s a haven for people looking to inject some luxury into their day. With an almost ‘007’ atmosphere (that only a hotel bar can truly provide), 1851 is perfect for a kick-off over coffee, a gossip over G&T’s or networking over Negronis. Nothing is off the menu, we can do it all. 

Then again if you’re just in for a cocktail and a club sandwich, no judgement, our All Day Dining menu is there for a reason. 

Behind the bar most nights is a fun and experienced bartender. With decades of mixology experience behind the counter, you can be sure the martinis are just as dry as the humour so even if you’re drinking alone you’ll feel anything but lonely. 

1851 Social Champagne Lounge

 Immerse yourself in the ambience of our lounge, located on the ground floor at Crowne Plaza Christchurch. From 12pm onwards, revel in the magical sound of a chilled Laurent-Perrier Champagne bottle being opened, poured with care, and placed on ice. The lounge boasts a revamped space with an ultra-comfy lounge seating, booth tables, and a classic interior that excludes a ‘Gatsbyesque’ charm, featuring dimmed lighting, soft velvet surfaces, and antique mirror walls.

Not only is 1851 Social Champagne Lounge the perfect spot for a Champagne-filled afternoon, but it also serves as an ideal starting point or add-on to your evening plans. Or, if you’re looking for a sophisticated Sunday, join us for a Champagne Brunch. Picture yourself savouring the finest Laurent-Perrier Champagne paired with delectable flavours – a match made in brunch heaven that will undoubtedly make your Sunday sparkle. 

Join us at 1851 Social Champagne Lounge and make every moment a memorable celebration.

Looking to function with flair? ​

1851 Social Champagne lounge is a popular private bar space suited to cocktail gatherings and post event networking for up to 50 people.

With a variety of ultra comfortable lounge seating , velvet surfaces and antique mirror walls, this boutique space includes it’s own private bar area and an Armagh Street entrance which provides separation from the hotel lobby. Seating and lighting is highly flexible and the space can easily transition from sophisticated lounge bar to a private cocktail function, depending on your event requirements.

I851 Social Bar and Lounge: Opening Hours

We are open from 12pm until Late

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