Club: The Find
The copper lamp shades on the walls of The Find were one of the few things salvaged from the fire that destroyed Queenstown’s iconic World Bar. It was a Friday afternoon in May 2013, and Gary Livesey was in his office when he smelled smoke. “It was the most traumatic day of my life,” says Livesey, The Find’s general manager. “World Bar wasn’t just a bar. It was a big part of Queenstown.”
The next day Livesey and his business partners started planning their next venture, and less than a month later they opened The Find. Since then The Find has established itself as one of the most popular venues in the most party-friendly town in New Zealand. “We wanted to create something new and unique with the heart and soul of World Bar,” says Livesey. “We went on a road trip looking for old encyclopedias, bits of art and bric-a-brac to decorate the bar. There’s a lot of love gone into it.”
DJ STUBACCA, A REGULAR AT THE FIND, GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON HIS QUEENSTOWN HIGHLIGHTS.
I LOVE TO START A NIGHT OUT AT …
“Farelli’s Trattoria on the waterfront is my go-to restaurant before any big night out. They do great pasta and pizza. They seem to get everything right.”
WHAT QUEENSTOWN ARTIST ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
“DJ Ribera is very talented. He’s originally from Barcelona and he’s got some incredible remixes on Soundcloud.”
THE MORNING AFTER YOU CAN FIND ME AT …
“Rehab for my juice and smoothie fix, where I’ll have a Berryana smoothie or Green with Envy juice.”