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Rhythm and Brown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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19 New St, Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Golden Bay, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, cosy, quiet little bar with great ambience, friendly, personal bar service and sunny, intimate courtyard. Perfect. Noise level of the music (great choices) is just right to allow conversation. Yes, totally funky and very chilled.

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Thank Jude G
East Fremantle, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Small, quaint and cosy describes this wonderful Bar. The Owner/Boss, is just fantastic, helpful in advising eateries and in general offering super service. Hit the mark as our type of funky, cosy, small bar venue. Recommended

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Thank Greg D
Nelson, New Zealand
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

To be honest I really only like this place when it is quiet. When very busy it becomes too crowded and clique. No fault of the bar staff or owners though. They are friendly and efficient at all times It's an older crowd (30 -50 average) so quite mellow but they have some good live music.

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Thank Aunty-MacMac
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Walking distace from our hotel, didnt have to wait long for the food to arrive. So we enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine.

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Thank lindahneill
Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

What a funky little bar. The owner was fabulous giving us suggestions of restaurants for dinner and breakfast. The local beers were excellent. We thought this was just a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Great drinks and service.

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Thank moreholidays99
Capitola, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Arrived in Nelson straight from Queenstown. At 8:30 pm, no one was on the main street, the polar opposite of QT. Discovered Rhythm and Brown on our last night. The Bartender and Owner, Scott Bradley, was as gracious a host as one could ask for. Good Beer and only 12" vinyl spinning with an eclectic selection. Had the cheese plate... More 

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Thank Mike M
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is a wonderful little bar with a great atmosphere - almost like a speak easy, combine this with great service and some fantastic beers on tap and you really have a top notch establishment! We turned up on a Wednesday night and even though we came from Auckland they were friendly and the locals were great for a chat... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for quality craft beers served at the correct temperature, awesome music and great atmosphere : this is the place to go.

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Thank Dietmar S
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The atmosphere is very comfortable and intimate with lots of wood and soft lighting. The seating is very comfortable. I found it very easy to forget the worries and work of the outside world.

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Thank Trev M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely bar - the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was brilliant. Live music was fantastic also.

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Thank Abbey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 New St, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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