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!
Saturday and Sunday from 10am. Winter: Monday to Friday from 2pm. Summer: Monday to Friday from 10am. 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 city’s only true free house pub, 375+ beers on tap from 55+ breweries since 2009. Real Ale hand pumps. ”Our Pick” Lonely Planet 2011–12.
4pm – 10ish, Fri: 4pm – 11ish, Sat: Noon – 11ish, Sun: Noon – 10ish.


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, garden bar, free wi-fi, brewery tours, Saturday market, family friendly, happy hour 4 – 6pm weekdays, quiz night Thurs 7 – 9, Poker Fri 7 – 9, live music Sat and Sun afternoons. The home of Rochdale Cider and Stoke Beer. 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



Rhythm and Brown

A: 19 New St, Nelson  T: 03 5466319  (after 11am)
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Serving only local brews and wine from the top of the south, poured by attentive bartenders who can also make you a tasty coffee or cocktail if you desire, all the time playing tunes on real vinyl.  The classy little bar on New St.  Open Tue – Sat, 4pm till late.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Richmond

A: 108 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson T: 03 544 4900
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20 taps offering a huge choice of locally brewed, quality craft beers. Richmond residents can easily walk to the tavern to enjoy their favourite pint. 18 taps of beer and cider. Mon & Tues: 3pm – 10pm. Wed to Sun: 2pm – 10pm


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. 7 days: 12pm – late.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Brightwater

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

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Located in the centre of thriving Brightwater village. Coffee and cakes, local craft beers and wines—a friendly meeting place for the whole community. 18 taps of beer and cider. Tues to Sunday: 10am – late (Closed Monday)


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. 7 days 2pm – late.


Sprig & Fern<Sprig & Fern Milton Street

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

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A traditional villa home converted into a warm, inviting tavern nestled in The Wood, Nelson. A real social hub for locals and visitors alike. Open 7 days: 10am – 10pm


Sprig and Fern -TahunaSprig & Fern Beach Road, Tahuna

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

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All the S&F craft beers and ciders served overlooking the Tahuna Sports Fields.  This tavern has huge indoor / outdoor flow, perfect for a enjoying the Nelson summer. OPen Mon to Fri – 12noon till late, Sat – Sun – 10am till late