We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Vic Brewbar

) #12 of 125 Restaurants in Nelson ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (44 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (393)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place to sit and eat while looking out the window. Warm and cosy atmosphere inside. I recommend their chicken burger and loved their chickpea battered kumara chips!!!!!! The service was great too!!!

Thank Alisonxxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here for drinks - nice casual setting which is spacious and well decorated. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, as well as patient when you're not sure what to order. The menu looks good and I'd return to try some of it.

Thank lani77nelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$1 wings, how can you go wrong. They were tasty, they were decent size, they were $1. Could they have been spicier, sure. But hey, they were cheap, and good. Plus, the beer is always good at the Vic. Last time we went, we had...More

Thank Smackcroker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only been here for lunches, but always great. Excellent choices of wines and beers, and the food is typical pub grub - plenty of it, very filling, and very nice. Warm inside on a cold day, outdoor seating on a fine day - excellent

Thank mikeK3161RW
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great atmosphere , excellent food and good choice of beers and wines . We sat outside in the sunshine and watched the world go by . Staff were attentive and service was fast .

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had a relaxed meal here for lunch while visiting Nelson. Comprehensive menu with some smaller meals and larger serves. Our meals were both great and I enjoyed the Hopt watermelon and mint soda for something different Great beer selection too. Nice window seat table areas...More

Thank junismum
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Just had a yummy meal chicken burger with onion rings crunchy clean taste nice flavours and lots of ingredients in the burger all balanced good piece of chicken with a nice house crumb nice to have a burger full of good stuff avocado bacon slaw...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

All the thumbs up. The staff was super friendly and nice and seemed happy to work there. The food was brilliant, tasted fresh and crunchy and yummy (I had the Cajun Sandwich, best sandwich ever), absolutely recommend the place.

Thank bunny_deluxe
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always a great atmosphere at the Vic the staff are all really friendly and welcoming! The live bands make it feel like a real old school pub which is why I love it so much. The food is outstanding honestly the gravy you get with...More

Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for a dinner while on holiday. It looked like a pub with bistro meals but is more like a restaurant with pub seating. The food was great and really lifted this review from the trash. The service was almost non existant and...More

Thank Warren K
Nearby Restaurants
991 reviews
.02 km away
Cod & Lobster Brasserie
474 reviews
.05 km away
Tank Juice
8 reviews
.06 km away
FORD'S Restaurant & Bar
742 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Christ Church Cathedral
218 reviews
.12 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
108 reviews
.04 km away
Nelson Farmers' Market
22 reviews
.14 km away
South Street Gallery
11 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Vic Brewbar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing