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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” (49 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Average range of beers. Manager sitting on his own drinking coffee and reading emails or whatever. Bar staff chatting amongst themselves, seemingly at the expense of said manager.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank TRS4760
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

One of the more popular places in Nelson, but not sure if it was a change of staff or high season but the beautiful burgers this place was doing in winter have disappeared. Furthermore my wife’s fish was so dry she didn’t eat it.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank nzikey
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation and we had a pleasant evening. The staff were welcoming and we soon had a drink the beer was good as was the food along with a good atmosphere. We would thoroughly recommend The Vic.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Kohinoor12
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Had a tasting board of their beers. 5 tasty beers for only $20. The service was really friendly and fast. Didnt eat here however the groups around us seemed to be enjoying the food.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place was very busy on the evening we visited and we nearly left as there was a very noisy group of people in. The waitress found us a quieter spot near the back. We had a very tasty Pork Belly with roast potatoes and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I popped by the Vic Rose (as its known by the locals) on my way out for dinner. I had a pint of the Macs pale ale and took a table outside. The beer was great, service quick and the overall ambience of the pub...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank hlmackenzie
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Good pub food with a nice vibe, able to eat outdoors in warm weather. Enjoyed the pork. Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Was really busy and were told when we ordered meals would be 45 min and that was fine but they were out in about 30 and i had the camembert and blue cheese balls and my husband had the pulled pork baguette which he throughly...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 786Nicola
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Absolutely great location, service and food. The atmosphere has a great vibe. Ordered the seafood and meat platters to share and was ample for 4 people!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank theresag243
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting Nelson for a few days as we tour around New Zealand on holiday from the UK. Decided to have dinner here but unfortunately it wasn't good. We waited 30mins for food, we were told it would be up to 45 mins wait so far...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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