Retropolitan Social is a retro central Christchurch bar, restaurant and functions venue.

Come and enjoy our friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We have live music at the weekends and sport playing on our two projectors; one inside, and one on our all-weather deck with 7 massive gas heaters and an open fire. Come up and see us and enjoy a classic fondue, 1/2 metre pizza or 1/2 metre platter from our new fantastic menu plus 12 great beers on tap, and our Bar Manager mixing old school cocktails. We specialise in social and corporate functions and events and we are damned good at it. We’re located in the Salt District, upstairs beside Little High.

Pop on up and say high. We’d love to see you, and we’re sure you’ll love our atmosphere, character and retro service.

Winter Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 4pm – Late
Saturday: 4pm – Late
Sunday: 4pm – Late

Sky Sport

We will be playing all the major sporting events. Come in and enjoy a drink and a bite in front of one of our 2 projectors.

12 Tap Beers

We have a range of beers and ciders on tap, from lovely hoppy craft IPAs, to your old retro favourites.

New Menu

Check out our new extensive menu. Whether you’re after Sunday brunch, a date-night meal, or delicious bar snacks, we’ve got you covered.

Live Music

There is nothing better than a bit of live music, and at Retro we’ve got a mix of soulful duos, pumping bands and funky DJs on rotation to keep you entertained

Retro Cocktails

Come up and see our very own bar manager and mixologist Callum. Try a Harvey Wallbanger, Old Fashioned or a Belgian Biscuit.

Private Functions

We have several options available for your next function, whether you require part or all of the venue. Get in touch for details.