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Nelson Pub

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Bar, European, British, Pub
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Beatengasse 11 | CH-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 14:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 04:30
Sat 14:00 - 04:30
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Calgary, Canada
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time here. The bar was packed, there is no cover charge and the music was retro 90's. Nice crowd and very ecelctic. One issue we had is that there are only 2 bathroom stalls in the women's bathroom. The other was that my rather intoxicated friend went up for a glass of wine and she was... More 

Thank MariaMaria993
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

One of the few places showing premier league football in zurich. Unfortunately the food is terrible. We ordered nachos which weren't cooked in any way, tasting like store bought tortilla chips with ready made salsa. The price was extortionate for something so simple. Avoid the food.

1 Thank niraj n
Its1world, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Nelson Pub, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad experience with the nachos plate in our pub. The nachos are one of our best selling dishes. We always serve them this way. What do you mean by cooking? We escalope the nachos to ensure that the cheese is melted. Sorry if you find 16.50 for a big plate of nachos expensive. And... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My first night in Zurich, I meet up with an old Welsh friend who takes me to 'an English pub' Lively inside and bar staff are super friendly It's got a great atmosphere and apparently, Monday night is Chicken Wings night where you pay 15 CHF for all you can eat wings up until 9pm Shame I arrived 5 mins... More 

Thank j100lok
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I never take the time to write a poor review, but this place deserves it. I understand Zurich is an expensive city. However the quality of the beers, and the disgusting burger and chips we got here are as low as I've had anywhere. Avoid the food like a plague. Disgusting.

Thank Ross M
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I've gone to Nelson for many years. They have a good selection of English and Irish based beers/food. It's named Nelson, after all! As an English speaker (from the States) it's a nice place to go if you're missing the mother tongue. The staff is friendly and helpful. A few (Paul, the manager) have been there a long time and... More 

Thank Barry F
south australia
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221 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

we only had drinks at the Nelson, so cannot comment on any other options. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere

Thank pinehart
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I like this place for champions league nights, but my experienced on a Saturday night was really bad. According to the price of beers, the place has regular pricing for a bar in Zurich-Center... But I was shocked when I came here on a Saturday night: I paid 48 CHF for 4 shots of B52 (12.- per sho)t. Even in... More 

Thank LudoFB
Its1world, Manager at Nelson Pub, responded to this review

Our shot prices are in the shot menu. Price range of the shots: from CHF 6.50 to CHF 11.50. And it's clearly up to you, which shots you like to order. Fridays and Saturdays we have open till 4:30am with no entrance fee. And by the way we are no way near most expensive clubs in Zurich with our prices.... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Authentic English pub within center of Zurich. All you can eat chicken wings for very reasonable price every Monday evening. Price is low if you don't drink to much after happy hour.

Thank Matthias K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always welcome with fine beers and good music. Laughing was the master word and everybody used to love the place. Where people meet ???? Definitly I met my wife there

Thank Paulomao
Uster, Switzerland
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was once again in Zuerich and dropped into Nelsons for a beer. The beer was good, stuff was friendly and fast. The Pub was crowded on a Friday night so seems to be popular. Overall a good experience but nothing special to mentioned

Thank Hansjoerg R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 04:30
14:00 - 04:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beatengasse 11 | CH-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich

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