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Nelson Pub

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Beatengasse 11 | CH-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 14:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 04:30
Sat 14:00 - 04:30
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this place for champions league nights, but my experienced on a Saturday night was really bad. According to the price of beers, the place has regular pricing for a bar in Zurich-Center... But I was shocked when I came here on a Saturday night: I paid 48 CHF for 4 shots of B52 (12.- per sho)t. Even in... More 

Thank LudoFB
Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic English pub within center of Zurich. All you can eat chicken wings for very reasonable price every Monday evening. Price is low if you don't drink to much after happy hour.

Thank Matthias K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always welcome with fine beers and good music. Laughing was the master word and everybody used to love the place. Where people meet ???? Definitly I met my wife there

Thank Paulomao
Beijing, China
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was once again in Zuerich and dropped into Nelsons for a beer. The beer was good, stuff was friendly and fast. The Pub was crowded on a Friday night so seems to be popular. Overall a good experience but nothing special to mentioned

Thank Hansjoerg R
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went there with a friend and the doormen was terrible: he ask us if we maked a reservation! At 3:00am for a pub?!? What a joke!!! Hopefully they are lot of pubs in Zürich with nice personnal. Cherrs!

Thank Apoda
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Could not believe Nelson Bar charged chf 30 for a serving of gin tonic with Bombay Saffire. When I asked for the receipt, the cashier gave me only a credit card transaction receipt. This is not normal practice. Really disappointed. If you go to the bar, be mindful.

Thank 365Rainbow
Its1world, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Nelson Pub, responded to this review

Dear 365Rainbow, a gin tonic costs between CHF 14.00 and 17.00, depending on the gin. The one with Bombay Saffire costs CHF 15.50. Please send us an E-Mail to info@its1world.ch, so we can follow up on the issue. Thanks. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see football with my friends on a business trip. And we found a cafe in Zurich. Would recommend Come here on a visit Zurich.

Thank amirhossain r
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice friends feeling pub with a wide range of people. Nicely decorated interior with the Irish feel to it. The most outstanding service I have had in a long time. I arrived at the pub and when I got to the bar, there was someone waiting to take my order. When my pint was almost finished, I was asked if... More 

Thank SAScotty
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful. It can get really crowded in the evenings. The all you can eat option is great 15 fr.- is a fair deal. But for the drinks is it way too expensive. 8.50 in the happy hour for a pint of coke? That is too much. The atmosphere is great. Just the drinks are too... More 

Thank Markus W
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went there with some colleagues. We ordered beers and got some large pint of water diluted beers. But the worst came when we recieved the burgers. It was not real burgers, but meat you find in roadside cheap fast food, but at gastronomy price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 04:30
14:00 - 04:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beatengasse 11 | CH-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?