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Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel

Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
(250) 352-7211
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Fernie, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here twice while visiting Nelson. The first time we showed up during a karaoke night and had a blast! The locals that joined us at our table made my partner and I feel right at home! During our second trip to Nelson we stopped by for supper and had excellent steak!

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

Dear Charmaine S, Thanks for your trip advisor review. So glad to hear that you had a couple of great experiences in our pub. Our service and kitchen staff take great pride in everything they do to make people's experience memorable, so I will ensure that they hear about your positive comments. Thanks again! More 

Nelson, Canada
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

1 Thank JustbigB
Port Coquitlam
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank Dawn T
Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews
47 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 

Thank spookietooth
Banff National Park, Canada
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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 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

1 Thank 10000elle
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 

Thank Wayne V
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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.

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 

Thank Bob D
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank BCHockeymama
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...

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?