The Bog Irish Bars Review

You can get a truly authentic experience of Ireland at the Bog Irish Bars. The venues are located in Dunedin City and in Christchurch and they serve iconic Irish beers such as Guinness. Furthermore, the venues are guaranteed to deliver great times through cool beverages, delish food, pokies gaming (Dunedin only), plus live music and entertainment.

There is an extensive menu which you can browse through to find your favorite meal. Furthermore, the venue serves specials such as the Sunday Session where you can buy jugs of Speights at the affordable price of $10. In a bid to welcome one and all into its hallowed halls of beverage, the bars opens up at 11.00am and closes late in the day. Here is much more about it.

Menu, Pokies & About the the Bog Irish Bars

At the Bog Irish Bars, there is a collection of dishes ready for you on different menus. Some examples of entrées include calamari, garlic loaf, the pot of mussels and whiskey wings. Classic meals here include the traditional Irish stew, must try lamb shank and the summer salad. Mains take the form the likes of beef schnitzel, pork belly and chicken parmigiana of many choices.

To cap off your meal, you can order a dessert such as the apple pie like granny use to make, sticky date pudding and the home made style cheesecake. Sticking within the Irish tradition of warm hospitality, the Bog Irish Bars also serves a special menu on holidays such as Christmas. You can have these meals at the spacious seating area or at the counter depending on your desires.

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Christchurch Menu Sample: Make sure you try the Bog Burger 🙂

Great local pokies gaming in Dunedin

The Bog Irish bar is a favourite venue in Dunedin for some pokies excitement, locals frequent this pub often and they have 12 super hot slot machines.

The Bog Irish bar at at the Christchurch location does not have any pokies available at present.

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The Mates Rates loyalty card

The Bog Irish Bars believes in rewarding its regular guests and i will drink to that 🙂  To this effect, there is a loyalty card that visitors to the bars can sign up for and utilize. The ‘Mates Rates’ card allows you to accumulate points with every dollar which you spend at the venue. Interested guests can apply for this card through a special form in the club’s website. After application, you can get your card 2 weeks later by post. Should you visit this Irish icon after application before your card arrives, you can inform the staff about this and use your special number to enjoy discounts just as if you had a card.

Holders of the card can enjoy discounts of 50c whenever they buy some tap beers and wines. Moreover, whenever they buy something, they get $5 back! This amount can be redeemed for food in the bars. As a holder of the Mates Rates loyalty card, it is important to know that your points are valid for one year only at this point so make sure you spend them or lose em’.

The Guinness Pint Club ?

Guinness is one of the most iconic beverages to come from Ireland. At the Bog Irish Bars, not only is it served, this beer has it’s own dedicated club. Known as the 100 Pint Club or simply the Guinness Pint Club, it rewards all those who enjoy this Irish beer. With more than 3,000 members distributed across the world, the club rewards fans of the beverage with gifts. At the bars, there are forms which you can use to join the club. Simply consult the members of staff and they will direct you on the way forward to joining up and reaping the benefits.


The Bog Irish Bars are iconic venues in New Zealand where you can enjoy a cool beverage, great food or play the pokies (Dunedin venue only), among friendly local people in a relaxed atmosphere. With things such as the 100 Pint Club and special features such as the Mates Rates loyalty club, there is never a dull moment here at the bars.

Opening hours

  • Christchurch – Open Thursday from 11.30am – Late
  • Dunedin – Open Thursday from 11am – Late

The Bog contacts

  • 50 Victoria St, Christchurch City (03) 929 0117
  • 387 George St, Dunedin City (03) 477 8035


Map and location

The Bog Irish Bars

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