Cardrona Apres Ski activities can be found at the Mezz Bar upstairs on the second floor in the base lodge. You also have the option to stay on the main floor. That's it. Bring your own party. Activities at the base fade quickly after the lifts close.
The Mezz: The upstairs bar at the main lodge at Cardrona
Happy hour on the main floor at the main lodge at Cardrona
There are four on-mountain dining options with additional options for a quick snack:
Capitain's Cafe at the base of the Captain's Express quad lift is a convenient on-mountain place to take a break and buy food.
Cafeteria inside the base lodge
Noodle Bar on the top floor of the Snow Sport HQ building
There is no town or village at Cardrona so your options are limited to the resort facilities. Most visitors will stay in accommodations in Queenstown and maybe a few may even stay in Wanaka where you can find many dining and nightlife options.
There is no nightlife at Cardrona. Queenstown is a local epicenter of pubs, restaurants and bars where nightlife flourishes.
Downtown Queenstown has plenty of restaurants and bars to explore.
Also see the MountainYahoos.com review of Queenstown dining and nightlife.