Our Story

Future Bars was founded in 2011 with the acquisition of 2 iconic Queenstown outlets, The Boiler Room and Minus 5º ICE BAR. Led by James Ace and Jase Whalley, Future Bars brought a fresh take to Queenstown hospitality and pushed the limits with edgy events and good times. Since then, 2 more venues have been added, combined with a full successful rebrand of The Boiler Room into Little Blackwood. Our stable currently sits at 4.

We continue to strive to be at the forefront of the industry, delivering personable service, outstanding food and beverage while being approachable to all levels. We’re big on relationships, especially with our suppliers and our team members. We’re very passionate about the hospitality industry, growing our team and enjoying the ride along the way!


James & Bert