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Rhythm and Brown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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19 New St, Nelson, New Zealand
16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool friendly bar to go to for an afternoon or evening drink. Always great music playing, (vinyl) and Scotty's selection is the best. Good wine and a changing range of tap boutique beers makes it easy to return.

Thank Neil C
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Good place to go to before or after dinner in town. Good drinks selection and friendly+smiling service.

Golden Bay, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely, cosy, quiet little bar with great ambience, friendly, personal bar service and sunny, intimate courtyard. Perfect. Noise level of the music (great choices) is just right to allow conversation. Yes, totally funky and very chilled.

Thank Jude G
East Fremantle, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Small, quaint and cosy describes this wonderful Bar. The Owner/Boss, is just fantastic, helpful in advising eateries and in general offering super service. Hit the mark as our type of funky, cosy, small bar venue. Recommended

Thank Greg D
Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

To be honest I really only like this place when it is quiet. When very busy it becomes too crowded and clique. No fault of the bar staff or owners though. They are friendly and efficient at all times It's an older crowd (30 -50 average) so quite mellow but they have some good live music.

Thank Aunty-MacMac
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Walking distace from our hotel, didnt have to wait long for the food to arrive. So we enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine.

Thank lindahneill
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

What a funky little bar. The owner was fabulous giving us suggestions of restaurants for dinner and breakfast. The local beers were excellent. We thought this was just a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Great drinks and service.

Thank moreholidays99
Capitola, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Arrived in Nelson straight from Queenstown. At 8:30 pm, no one was on the main street, the polar opposite of QT. Discovered Rhythm and Brown on our last night. The Bartender and Owner, Scott Bradley, was as gracious a host as one could ask for. Good Beer and only 12" vinyl spinning with an eclectic selection. Had the cheese plate... More 

Thank Mike M
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is a wonderful little bar with a great atmosphere - almost like a speak easy, combine this with great service and some fantastic beers on tap and you really have a top notch establishment! We turned up on a Wednesday night and even though we came from Auckland they were friendly and the locals were great for a chat... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for quality craft beers served at the correct temperature, awesome music and great atmosphere : this is the place to go.

Thank Dietmar S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 New St, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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