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Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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616 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4G1, Canada
+1 250-352-7211
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jessesmith
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was decent, nothing special. You could honestly die of old age waiting for a server to come take your order, and their idea of a refill is letting your ice melt.

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had the Big Kona pizza that had bacon, pineapple and chorizo sausage....it was YUM-O!! The wood fired crust was cooked to perfection.

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Thank Laurie H
Nelson, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you have any type of dietary needs don't eat here. The staff server we had, today, was difficult and was not accommodating at all and would not even try to help my friend who has Celiac. I am vegetarian and there is not a lot to choose from. We spoke to the owner and now we know where the... More 

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Thank Auto_3565
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great food. There are a lot of good places to eat in Nelson but this one is overlooked sometimes as a place to get great eats because it's a sports bar. In fact, the beer here is far less appealing than the food. There are good daily food specials here that must be attended and almost everything on the menu... More 

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

Hi Ben C, Thanks so much for your nice words about our food, however, I believe you may be mistaken regarding our beer. We do not carry Stanley Park beer on tap. Our current beer taps consist of Okanagan Springs, Fernie Brewing Co., Nelson Brewing Co., Prohibition Brewing Co., & Granville Island, all of which are BC beers, and with... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've eaten here many times over the past few years. Always friendly service and good food. Note worthy: There Dry ribs are fantastic. The steaks have always been good. And recently had there lasagna Roll which I quite enjoyed. If your looking for a pub atmosphere with solid food, give it a try.

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Thank J4xn
Rob_Little, General Manager at Uptown Sports Bar @New Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear J4xn, Thanks for taking the time to review us on trip advisor, and so glad that you enjoy coming in. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Calgary
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126 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I just wanted to say that the dry ribs are probably the best I have ever had. The meat literally fell off the bone and the taste was amazing. They were marinated for a long time in soy sauce and coke which is why they were so tender and tasty.

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

Dear Terry H, Thanks for the review, and I see that someone divulged our secret! Ha ha. So glad you like them, we do too. Cheers! More 

Nelson, Canada
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Recently had their lunch special. A teriyaki chicken burger. Being a fries person that's what I had with it. The fries were decent run of the mill out of a frozen bag. Not many in the little stainless cup. I guess they figure if they serve them in a fancy cup they don't need to give you many? The fries... More 

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

Hi JustbigB, Thanks for the review. I see that this is your second review of our establishment with the same 2 star mark, and I wanted to take the time to address some of your concerns. First off, I have to agree with you that a teriyaki chicken burger for a special seems exceptionally boring and something not often seen... More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The presentation of this place is really cool with the nice booths and shiny motorcycle in the centre. Ordered the west coast halibut sandwich which was pretty good but very very messy. Their beer was delicious as well. We also had wings which were extremely tasty. We went back again for their wings special day however the wings only came... More 

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

Dear Devon H, Thanks for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are so glad that you've enjoyed your time in our pub. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Mariah. She really is one of our best. As far as the wings go… Yes you are correct, we use a different cooking method... More 

Fernie, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

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!

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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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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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: +1 250-352-7211

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