The latest from Atlas

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Atlas Beer Cafe named one of Queenstown's Top 10 Restaurants

Atlas is pleased to be named as one of Queenstown’s Top 10 Restaurants by travel/experiences website Experience Oz + NZ in their most recent yearly Top 10 lists for all of Australia and New Zealand’s major regions for activities, accommodation and restaurants.

The list highlights 10 of the best restaurants in Queenstown, covering a "balanced range of both cuisine types and budget levels" – with Atlas coming in at number 7.

The review commends our "extensive array of beers" and reports our steaks to be "large, perfectly cooked, easy to cut and great value for your dollar". It concludes by praising Atlas for "dispensing quality brews and top views all at a reasonable price – what more could a visitor to Queenstown want?”

We couldn’t agree more!

Read the full review here.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Atlas Bike Convention Season Ender Party Success

One more excuse to celebrate another epic season of shredding in Queenstown, take a rest for winter and welcome the snow. No excuses needed to raise some money for our local QMTBC! Thanks to everyone who came out for a massively successful night and fun times!!!

The crew at Atlas want to let you know that we've raised a whopping $3,045 for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club with our season ender party this year!

We couldn't do it without our ever supportive and amazing sponsors. You're all absolute legends and we want to give you all a HUGE shout out:

Also a big thank you to GC Fraser Gordon for keeping you entertained as MC all night long and Callum Wood for his epic photography skills! Check out the rest on our Facebook page.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Atlas Bike Convention season ender party!

Time again to celebrate the end of an epic summer season and welcome the winter snow. Now (appropriately) renamed the Atlas Bike Convention (ABC), we review the season over some drinks, good food, footage of our adventures, great friends, banter and as always – made possible by our amazing sponsors – massive prizes!!!

This year the Atlas Bike Convention will be held on May 15, following Queenstown Mountain Bike Club's 'League of Gentlemen Fancy Dress' mega-train (mega-train is weather permitting). The party starts at 5pm – don't be shy to come rocking your mega-train attire.

As usual, we'll be expanding into neighbouring Farelli's Trattoria so that there's plenty of room for everyone to come down and enjoy themselves. Emerson's, Tuatara, and Zeffer are continuing their support of this good cause. All proceeds from the mega raffle are donated to the GC's at QMTBC. More support means more trails to enjoy! 

The prize list keeps on growing. So far, we can confirm: 

The raffle starts at 8pm so be sure to grab your raffle tickets – on sale now at Select, Bikeaholic and of course at Atlas. 

2 for $5, 5 for $10, 12 for $20

Mark it in your calendars and come celebrate with us!

Monday, 21 December 2015


The team at Atlas is proud to announce we have raised a WHOPPING $21,564 for the QMTBC this year! This is a combined fund between The GB’s Club and the Atlas SOS party. We could not have done it without everyone eating and drinking at Atlas between October and November – and of course the hundreds and hundreds of people who attended, participated and purchased raffle tickets and t-shirts at the Season of Shred Party!

The GB’s Club (The Good Bastard’s Club) ran for 5 weeks in Atlas. We had a ton of sponsors donating product, which in turn allowed Atlas to save a % of the months earnings. This included items like $1 per pint sold and $1.50 per Collarbone Cure sold etc. The grand total for the GB’s = $11,004. A massive thanks goes to: Steamer Wharf | Altitude Brewing | Octane Coffee Roasters | Ivy & Lola's | Emerson's Brewery | Coopers Brewery | Thatcher's Cider | Bidvest | QT Laundry Services | Tuatara Brewing | Zeffer Cider | Terraces | Garage Project Brewery | European Bakery | Southern Hospitality | Liquor King | Alpine Milk | Farelli's | Ronnie Baker and again everyone who ate and drank at Atlas for these special 5 weeks.

The Atlas SOS Party (Season of Shred Party) is the grand finale to The GB's Club. The party moved up to Wynyard Freestyle Jump Park this year and included BBQs, beers, a DJ, local band Rules of Addiction, over 65 riders shredding in the Vertigo Huck-a-thon and the biggest raffle giveaway Queenstown has ever seen! This is the party people will talk about all year (especially because of the insane mosh pit!) After thousands of raffle tickets were sold and limited edition t-shirts worn by all, $10,560 was our grand SOS total. SUCCESS!

The raffle and SOS would not have been such a huge success without the help from these GB's: QMTBC | Ronnie Baker | Tom Tom Productions | Brandland | Bikeaholic | Queenstown Bike Taxis | Skyline Queenstown | Spa Hire Queenstown | Crankworx | Skyline Rotorua | Peterpans | Cardrona | Heliline | Queenstown Rafting | White Tiger | Outside Sports | Gibbston Valley | Fishing Charters | Carters | Spoke Magazine | Queenstown Health | Wide Open | Onsen | Mons Royale | AJ Hackett | Sram | Hells Gate | Southstar Shuttles | Novotel | Abracadabra Cafe.

Last year we were pretty blown away when we raised $12,144.50. However this year we almost doubled it – $21,564! Talk about hitting it out of the ball park! Atlas would again like to thank everyone that was involved – volunteers, sponsors, photographers, MC, drinkers, eaters, huckers – we definitely could not have done any of it without you!

Now bring on summer shredding!

Jake getting side ways!

Bie winning the Beauty and the Bike Mechanic prize from Outside Sports!

Massive prize list board
Jon winning the bike from Bikeaholic & Atlas

Rules of Addiction rocking the stage
Your lovely host and MC Amy Freedman and Fraser Gordon!