Ministry of Works Bar & Eatery (MOW Bar)
Point of difference
Twizel’s social meeting place. Kick back, relax and enjoy a great selection of craft beers, New Zealand wines, dishes inspired by street food worldwide – all within a casual dining setting.
The industrial fit-out of the bar pays homage to Twizel’s Ministry of Works era. Pop in to check it out and be sure to taste our house-made burgers, gourmet pizzas and other fabulous meals.
Having ten different New Zealand beers on tap and many more bottled, there’s always a something to your liking.
Directions from nearest town
The MOW Bar is situated in the heart of the Market Place in Twizel.
With lots of bike parking available, our bar and eatery is the perfect place to wind down on your bike ride between Mount Cook and Ohau, and to fuel up for your next day's adventures!
Grab a well-deserved beer or wine and wind down in our cosy beer garden to reflect on your awesome day's cycling. Alternatively on colder days, settle yourself in front of the fire and soak up the warmth and atmosphere.
Not forgetting to refuel for you next adventures, our menu is chock full of fresh, local and organic ingredients. We cater for special dietary requirements too, with several gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian menu options.
Large groups are more than welcome, bookings recommended.
We are a family-friendly eatery with an extensive kids menu, and an awesome playground right opposite our beer garden.
Keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for live music gigs, opening hours and other specials.