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Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel

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616 Vernon St., Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
(250) 352-7211
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 11
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  • 0
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet Interlude During a Busy Day

We were out enjoying the weather and the market in Nelson and decided we needed a beverage to cool down. We stopped at the Uptown Sports Bar and were pleasantly surprised. The place was not overly busy, being the middle of the afternoon, but the staff were very attentive. We did not eat but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
spookietooth
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Calgary, Canada
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Nelson, Canada
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Had a burger here the other day. The burger itself was about average. Although I wasnt impressed with the bun. The bad part of the meal is the sides they give you with their meals. They have these little (and I do mean little) containers they use for the fries which barely hold anything. Yup they look nice but come... More 

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Thank JustbigB
Port Coquitlam
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went for a stroll through the town and decided to eat at this bar and was very happy. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Dawn T
Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were out enjoying the weather and the market in Nelson and decided we needed a beverage to cool down. We stopped at the Uptown Sports Bar and were pleasantly surprised. The place was not overly busy, being the middle of the afternoon, but the staff were very attentive. We did not eat but the meals that did come out... More 

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Thank spookietooth
Banff National Park, Canada
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185 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Love the pub atmosphere the excellent décor in the entire complex. The staff is good and service is friendly. There is an extensive menu of pub food but saying that far superior fare to most restaurants in any other city. For Nelson you have so many wonderful dining choices

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went looking for a good "meat meal" on a Friday night and stopped at the Smokehouse first and wasn't impressed by the atmosphere nor the customer who was on the phone at the ordering counter going through the entire menu for 10 minutes before we left. Next stopped at Louie's but didn't want to mortgage the house for a meal... More 

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Thank Wayne V
Nelson
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The atmosphere is great and the service good as well as the beer brand (Stanley Park). Food was also good.

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Thank Rodrik V
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was on a 2 day motorcycle ride from Calgary, through the beautiful Kootenays, on a hot weekend in June. After checking into a Hotel in the scenic town of Nelson, or is it a city? I inquired where I might find the Roughriders game in town, and was directed to the Uptown Tavern, by the desk clerk at the... More 

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Thank Bob D
BC
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice atmosphere, great service. The only down side in my opinion was that every time the "smokers" opened the door to the patio to either come or go, the overwhelming odor of tobacco filled the entire bar. This isn't something I would expect this day in age when everyone is so conscientious about second hand smoke. Otherwise great spot to... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great service by the front desk in the hotel, but the wait staff in the bar are awful (our blonde bimbo anyways). Rude & slow despite not even being busy on a Saturday night. Lots of other places to grab drinks in this town...

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Thank Koverton
Rob_Little, General Manager at Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Koverton, Thank you for your review and our apologies if you felt the service was not up to standard. I am a little confused by your comments, as we were completely full all night on Saturday, so the comment that we were not very busy is just not true, however, with that said, no matter how busy we are,... More 

Salmo, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We usually stop in here every Saturday before or after going shopping. The food is always good and the drinks are are great. We do miss the old staff but the new staff is just as friendly. They always have a smile on their faces and are happy to see you. There are food and drink specials on everyday. This... More 

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Thank Salmogirl
Rob_Little, General Manager at Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Salmogirl, Thanks so much for the kind words. We miss some of the old staff as well, but are happy that they have been replaced with some amazing new ones. Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 Vernon St., Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (250) 352-7211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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