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The Vic Brewbar

$$ - $$$, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM Hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 431 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a couple of beers there and watching some sport on the Friday evening before the AB's test, we returned for lunch on Sunday. Certainly quieter but the friendly service for drinks and food was great. Heaters on for us out the back, a range...More

Thank wundabar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like the kitchen needs to pay more attention to what they cook. My partner and I are vegetarian and ordered a bowl of chips, we received the check and they had a very strong taste of pork and bacon on them. Idk if they...More

Thank Will B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is on Nelson's Trafalgar Street strip but is lower priced than its neighbours. The beer is excellent, they do the best fries (chips) for miles and have a decent menu. They usually have soccer on TV. Good spot. It

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were two couples out for a quick evening meal. You feel really ripped off when, as a group, you spend over $120, one drink each, two burgers and two starters, and receive food of such poor quality. Much lower grade than you would make...More

Thank j0nty111
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Really enjoyed our meal, and managed to get prime spots by accident for the great live music. Cheerful place, busy but the waitress for our table was attentive, cheerful, and really made our night

Thank LiaS1430
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a casual meal at The Vic on a busy Friday evening. The fish of the day/clam chowder meal was superb and soooo filling, the steak equally as good. Staff were friendly and atmosphere welcoming. Would definitely recommend for a casual dining experience.

Thank LinleyJO
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The food was fairly standard pub fare - at a good price and the place was warm and welcoming on a cold Sunday

Thank OlwynSteve
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Am Impromptu trip out for tea took us to the Vicbrew bar last Sunday. Had the $20 roast which came quickly and well presented on a large sharing platter. Great meal for the money, 3 big slices beautifully tender roast beef, Yorkshire pud, roasties, 3...More

Thank cjmck71
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Great place. For a drink, meal, meeting with friends etc etc. Nice selection of beverages. Top place.

1  Thank Dee20202
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Popped in here a couple of times over the weekend for a drink. The first night we ordered wings for a snack and they were very good. The staff were friendly and helpful and recognised us from one night to the next. The place has...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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