Nelson Craft Beer Bars

Bel-Aire Tavern

A: 37 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, Nelson T: 03 546-5521
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27 taps pouring Nelson’s best choice of craft beers, ciders and local wines. Winner “BEST BEER VENUE” Nelson/ Tasman 2015. Garden bar. Off licence. Mon – Fri from 3pm. Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: from 1pm.

Craft Beer Depot

A: 70 Achilles Ave (Wakatu Square), Nelson T: 03 548-2126
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Nelson’s premier craft beer destination. Showcasing exceptional beer from Nelson, NZ and abroad. Experience Nelson’s coolest little craft beer shop. 

Craft beer garden/bar/bottles store/rigger-fillery.


Free House

A: 95 Collingwood St, Nelson T: 03 548 9391
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Nelson’s free house pub, untied to any brewery. Over 1250 different beers on tap since 2009. Winter woodburner and summer beer garden with free wi- of course


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 Brewery – Kitchen & Bar

A: 660 Main Road Stoke, Nelson T: 03 547 0329
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Serving Great Coffee, Delicious Food & Crafted Brews. A-la-Carte menu. Cabinet food. Kids menus. Bottle Shop. Beer Garden. Brewery Tours. Beer, Cider and Spirits Tastings. Open 7 days – see website for full list of hours, menu and to book tours.


Moutere InnMoutere Inn

A: 1406 Moutere Highway, RD2, Upper Moutere T: 03 543 2759
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New Zealand’s Oldest pub in it’s original building. A wide range of craft beers, real ales, quality pub meals and very very local wines.

Mon–Tues: Midday to 8pm Wed and Sun: Midday to 9pm Thurs–Sat: Midday to 10pm


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 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 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 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 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 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 & Fern Beach Road, Tahuna

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

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Enjoy the full Sprig & Fern range on tap overlooking the Tahuna sports fields, and a stones throw from Nelson’s stunning Tahunanui beach. A great Summer afternoon spot.



Sprig & Fern Mapua

A: 67 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson
T: 03 540 2553

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Set in a beautifully renovated historic schoolhouse in the heart of Mapua village. Enjoy 19 taps of award winning craft beer and cider on our sunny deck areas.
Opening Hours: Please see website.