Nelson Craft Beer Bars

Bel-Aire Tavern

A: 37 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, Nelson T: 03 546-5521
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Nelson’s newest independent specialty tavern. 27 taps pouring the best range of local craft beers and ciders in the region. Great wine selection. Affordable prices!
Mon – Fri from 3pm. Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 11am. Licensed to 11pm Sun-Thu 1am Fri & Sat.


Free House

A: 95-97 Collingwood St, Nelson T: 03 548 9391
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Nelson’s free house pub, untied to any brewery. 600+ different beers on tap since 2009. Winter woodburner and summer beer garden with event yurt. Best NZ Pub 2013, 2014. Opening Hours: Please see website.


Harrys Bar

A: 296 Trafalgar Street, Nelson T: 03 539 0905
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HARRYS is located in the heart of Nelson under the Cathedral steps. HARRYS offers a menu of Asian dishes and an ever changing range of craft beers on tap.
From 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.


McCashin’s BreweryMcCashin’s Brewery Cafe & Bar

A: 660 Main Road Stoke, Nelson T: 03 547 0329
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Sublime coffee, beer garden, family friendly, free wi-fi, 2nds and weekly specials, Fill Your Own, $10 woodfired pizzas, quiz night, live music Sat & Sun arvos, Sat afternoon market, 4 handpulls. Open 7 days from 7am


Moutere InnMoutere Inn

A: 1406 Moutere Highway, RD2, Upper Moutere T: 03 543 2759
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The oldest pub in New Zealand, built in 1850. Includes a wide range of craft beers and real ales. Winner, Outstanding Beverage List, Nelson Hospitality Awards 2012.
Mon – Wed & Sun: Midday – 9pm Rest of the week: Midday – late


The Mussel Inn Cafe Bar<The Mussel Inn Cafe Bar

A: Onekaka, Golden Bay T: 03 525 9241 (after 11am)
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Serving wholesome Kiwi fare and tasty beverages in a casual rural setting since 1992. Regular live original music, family friendly, no reservations—no worries! 11am – late, 7 days Closed August


Sprig & Fern< height="140" />Sprig & Fern Richmond

A: 126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson T: 03 544 4900
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Conveniently located in Upper Queen Street, just a short stroll from town centre. A popular watering hole with 18 taps of very locally brewed craft beer and cider. Opening Hours: Please see website.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Hardy Street

A: 280 Hardy Street, Nelson City T: 03 548 1154
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A lively tavern in the heart of Nelson City. Delicious food, live music and a covered outdoor courtyard. All year round craft beer heaven! 18 taps of beer and cider. Opening Hours: Please see website.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Brightwater

A: 54 Ellis Street, Brightwater,Nelson
T: 03 542 2323

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A friendly local tavern and meeting place in the centre of Brightwater village, serving 18 taps of superb craft beer and cider, plus many local wines. Opening Hours: Please see website.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Motueka

A: Wallace Street, Motueka
T: 03 528 4684

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A cosy place to slow down and unwind. Enjoy a pint of real craft beer or locally produced wine with tasty food and good company. 18 taps of beer and cider. Opening Hours: Please see website.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Milton Street

A: 134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson
T: 03 545 7117

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A traditional villa converted into a warm, inviting tavern that’s become the neighbourhood’s social hub for locals and visitors alike. NZ’s Best Bar 2012.  Opening Hours: Please see website.


Sprig and Fern -TahunaSprig & Fern Beach Road, Tahuna

A: 13 Beach Road, Tahuna, Nelson
T: 03 548 5066

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Enjoy the full S&F range on tap overlooking the Tahuna sports fields, and a stones throw from Nelson’s stunning Tahunanui beach. A great Summer afternoon spot. Opening Hours: Please see website.