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The Vic Brewbar

$$ - $$$, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (30 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed today via mobile

We went 4 friends to have dinner in there. The service was very good all the time, informing us, attending and asking. The situation of the bar is in the most popular small street for esting, so it is perfect, you are there already. We...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service and great atmosphere for starters, kept getting better when I found they cater for gluten free/ ceoliacs at an affordable price. Fast delivery and food was delicious, big thumbs up. Well done guys

Thank jenmlgrant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food; great choice of beer; friendly staff. Well worth a visit. Always seems popular. ........... . ..... ... . ...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with hubby for a drink (mac chilli and lime cider - talk about amazing so refreshing. It's not hot) we shared an order of ribs. It comes with chips and coleslaw. They were delicious. Would definitely recommend them. The Vic Rose is a...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Living the Nelson life 1st a gallery exhibition opening and then looking for some yummy tasty food. Ended up here selecting three dishes rather than mains. Was really tasty, atmosphere great, staff attentive

Thank suzfitch12
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Went with a large group for drinks and food. Nice finger food and the drinks were good. The sevice was very good.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Always go to the Vic Brewbar when visiting Nelson. Have never been disappointed with their food or their service. its a great atmosphere and the remnants of the old building and what it was used for really add character to the place. Look out for...More

Thank Awatere
Reviewed 30 August 2017

we both had the salmon mains and they were very good. The brownie and cherry sundae and the cheesecake were large helpings!

Thank 909Gillian_M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service, couldn't fault any of the friendly staff working this Sunday afternoon. Everyone was super friendly and it was topped with great food. Everything was great - food, ambience and service, definitely gave us a great start to our outing in Nelson!

Thank ohnoitsnellie
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Called in off the street, very friendly helpful staff, nice selection of beers and wines. We all ordered a different burgers and all arrived nicely presented and all enjoyed. Good service great meals. Recommend a visit.

Thank PaddyKerryBlue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
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The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!
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