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The Vic Brewbar

$$ - $$$, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a seasoned Traveller an having had travelled around the south island on numerous occasions the only difference between your establishment and the others I've frequented is layout format's and variation new faces l get to meet. Variation of different atmosphere's and foods and pricings...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Mussels must have been pre cooked as they were mostly stone cold. Otherwise good for coeliacs. As a plus they do have Grey Goose.

Thank B2136PGkenb
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed Fish n Chips and Venison & Stout Pie tonight. Delicious. Nice selection of beers and wine. Steve the FOH guy apologised for a kitchen delay and provided a complimentary glass of wine 😀 The Brewbar is a place we have enjoyed several times...More

1  Thank 928rogerb
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Mac's Brew bar and Restaurant on Trafalgar Street, is one of the few places in Nelson that stays open after 9:00pm. While walking back to our car after dinner we heard live music so stopped by for a late-night drink. It’s kind of modern decor...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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 3 September 2018 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

1  Thank Will B
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$24
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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