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Nail Creek Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
720 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4043
+1 315-793-7593
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“poutine” (14 reviews)
“cheese curds” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
720 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4043
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Driving through New York on I-90 we happened to stop in Utica for lunch & with Trip Advisor’s help we found a great lunch place! Nail Creek Pub is a cozy neighborhood bar with inside or outside seating. Great local beer & cider selections PLUS...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a review on TripAdvisor. Small neighborhood place near the brewery district. Lost of tap beers and a nice menu. I had the curry special that was very good. Found this on the app. Great find!

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got this bar/restaurant off TripAdvisor whilst visiting the area..... Didn't eat so can't comment on the food... It did look good though... However as a bar it was great... Great range of beers bottled canned and draught..... Very knowledgeable and friendly staff with a great...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

So I have heard the food here is fantastic and I finally had the opportunity to try it, and it is fantastic!!! I had the philly cheese steak and it was outstanding. My husband had the shrimp po boy and he loved it! They even...More

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Good food, good beer, nice place, outdoor seating available. Nice place in a trendy area. Will return again.

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped there for lunch and were pleasantly surprised on how fantastic the food was. Service was very good. Appetizer and food came out very quick. The menu is small but you do not need a big menu when you are doing...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff! Food is great. Our second time visiting as we are passing through. Unique menu and great beers on tap. Worth the stop!!

Thank jmc716
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I always look for breweries when traveling and this one happened to come up, along I90. I was very disappointed that it was not an actual brewery! They had 1 offering of their own beer. More like a locals pub! Food was great. We had...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed May 29, 2018

My fiancee's family and I stopped in on Memorial Day on our way back to Boston. We came across Nail Creek Pub since pretty much all restaurants were closed. And let me say, I am glad we stopped in! It was quiet, so we checked...More

Thank David D
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I'd been here b4 for Sunday brunch, get there early or wait for ages.....delicious though....this week we met another couple for dinner. Service was a bit slow waiting for drinks, but we were outside on the patio and weather was great, so who cared? Burger...More

Thank kathy m
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Response from Nail C | Property representative |
I could certainly stand to be there more often. No one is going to argue that. However, I very strongly feel that the General Manager Mike (the big guy) has an excellent run of things. We have been in business for eight... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4043
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7593
  • E-mail
Hello and welcome to Nail Creek Pub & Brewery. We opened our doors in March of 2008 with the intent of bringing craft beer to the Mohawk Valley. At that time, most people said that the areas citizens didn't want craft beer. They told us that nobody would buy it. Luckily we proved them wrong! Its been a fun ride and only getting better. Although we are mostly known for our large beer selection, we take out food VERY seriously. Our menu has evolved over the years from basic pub food to a perfect mix of comfort and contemporary foods. We decided to go with a smaller menu that we could perfect and keep absolutely fresh. If you haven't had our burger you are in for surprise. We use locally pastured grass fed beef and Utica Bread Brioche to deliver the freshest and highest quality burger possible. Be sure to check out our mussels and frittes available Thursday night through Saturday. The Prince Edward Island Mussels are steamed and served in a white wine, garlic, butter sauce. They are served with grilled bread, frites and two homemade aoili's. On Wednesday nights we offer a gourmet dinner. The weekly dish is always a surprise! Regular Menu also available. Every Sunday we offer Utica's best brunch. Our brunch menu is ever evolving and will always excite and please. Sunday's in Utica are alive and well, and we would be honored to have you spend yours with us.
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