The latest from Atlas

Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017/2018 Season Of Shred is officially here

Heaps of prize winners!
On Saturday December 9, we kicked off summer with the Season Of Shred (SOS) which means Queenstown mountain biking season is officially here!

After what seemed like a month of straight sunshine, last summer's weather decided to creep around again for what made for a damp start to our SOS party. Luckily the Through The Loop Enduro riders had already come through the finish line with Eva Dethlefsen winning the women's category and Reece Potter taking out the men's open. Awesome job goes to Jimmy Pollard and Quentin Kenning for their organisation of the race. 

It was a great call to get a new, huge marquee in time for this year's event as it became the central hub of thirsty and hungry attendees soaking in a variety of beef, lamb, chicken, pork and vegetarian tacos as well as Emerson, Altitude, Crimson Badger, and Boundary Road beers on tap.

Queenstown riders being legends as usual rode through the rain for the Vertigo Huckathon. Judges heckled their mates riding and gave out prizes for the Best Whip, Best Goon Style and Best Trick. We also heard Mr Kepler Rek still owes a Mr Jake Hood $100 cash for a manual down mini dream. 

Eventually the sun came out and spirits rose as bit more. Thousands of dollars of prizes were given away care of all our amazing sponsors. The grand prize being a brand new Kona Operator from yours truly, Atlas Beer Cafe, and the GC's at Bikeaholic. A silent auction was also held for those highly sought after prizes, such as the first Bell Super DH helmet in the country care of Bell and Worralls. As usual, all the proceeds from the event go to to our Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.

Shoutout to Bad News for rocking us through the night with their groovy covers. A mosh pit ensued in typical Queenstown mountain bike scene style.

Massive thank you again to all our sponsors, riders, trail builders, staff, volunteers, to Fraser Gordon for his MC work, Callum Wood and Zack Faulkner for their photography skills and everyone who turned up and braved the rain to help us kick off our Season Of Shred in style! We truly could not do it without you all. 

Ride hard and see you at Atlas soon!

Craig Munro getting a cheer on from Emmerson Wilken
Vertigo Huckathon judges Kep, Pang & Jimmy
Prizes galore care of our epic sponsors!

'Bad News' belting out the bangers 
Our new raffle box to draw prize winners from
Some of the spectators watching the local riders whip off
Trail maintenance in action 
Emmerson Wilken with a clicked table 
Happy, muddy riders Jamie Fenning & Jake Hood 
Mandy Horan, the winner of the grand prize 2017 Kona Operator, with sponsors of the prize, 
Matt Weir from Bikeaholic, and managers of Atlas Wesley McAllister and Lindsey Francis 
'Bad News' getting the crowds up and moshing

Monday, 18 September 2017 Atlas is Queenstown's Best Kept Secret

Chipotle Chickpea Burger with guacamole & corn chips.
Served for lunch and dinner
Take a break this Monday and check out your favourite restaurant and bar manager, Wes, and Atlas featured on!

Our vegan and vegetarian options have been giving our rump steak stiff competition. Come in a try something new.

Read the article here.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Winter warmers

Crispy potato salad with feta, fresh salsa & sour cream
Our winter menu is out and well under way at Atlas with stunning reviews.

Rise and shine with us with breakfast items including old favourites like kumara hash with smoked salmon, or cure a big night with our breakfast nachos. We've added almond milk as an option for your morning coffee pick-me-up too.

We can barely keep up with the demand for our chipotle chickpea burger at lunch time from both vegetarians and meat-eaters taking a break from our always delicious steak or beef burger with mac and cheese hash. A chicken parmigiana burger has also been added to the lunch menu for a delicious, warming and filling midday option. Our chicken and mushroom pie also has people raving with a hearty bowl of stew topped with fluffy pastry. 

Back by popular demand on our dinner menu are our pork belly tapas, alongside Japanese chicken wings and potato, chive and corn croquettes – to name just a few. The slow braised beef short rib with truffle mash is new to the dinner menu as well and a top contender to our rump steak.

The most popular news from our menu, here at Atlas, are our vegan specials for lunch and dinner! Yes, we're good at more than just cooking a mean steak. Watch out for these specials popping up on our Facebook and Instagram feeds, or pop your head in and say hello.

We look forward to feeding you soon...

Breakfast nachos: beans, poached egg,
guacamole, hot sauce, and fresh herbs
Chipotle chickpea burger with guacamole
and corn chips. Served with a side salad.

Slow braised beef short rib with truffle mash
One of our vegan specials - tofu tacos!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Atlas End Of Season Party

On Saturday, May 6, we came together to celebrate and reminisce on another epic season of riding our bikes with great mates in Queenstown. 

At our End Of Season Party, we also come together to raise money for Queenstown Mountain Bike ClubAs always, this proved to be a massive success – thanks to the generosity of our loyal sponsors – raising an impressive $4,200!

This year, APL Property jumped on board to help us by giving us permission to use our entire outdoor courtyard area without restrictions. We can't express how much this helped! A huge thank you goes out to them as well as the QMTBC, Farelli's Trattoria, Tom Tom Productions, Steamer Wharf, Ronnie Baker, Fraser Gordon, Callum Wood Photography, all of the local businesses that contributed to our raffle as well as our legend volunteers, and most of all, everyone who attended. We had an awesome turn out and couldn't do it without all of you! 

Here's to drinking ales and maintaining our trails!