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Strange Brew Tavern

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58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 100
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

88 Market St
Manchester, New Hampshire, 03101-1911
United States
phone: (603) 666-4292

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Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Visited frequently over the past couple years. The tap selection is often quite extensive and in addition to having usual craft beer contenders, and a good assortment of New Hampshire locals, expect to have a few choices lined up as often the menu is updated on a weekly basis only and many kegs will get kicked over the course of that week, particularly for seasonals and limited beers. On the other hand, it's likely the only place in town you might find KBS when that rolls out in April, as well as anything else that might not get a lot of kegs into the state.

The atmosphere is pretty typical of any manchester bar; often flooded with a crowd of 20 something college kids, and some older folk looking for a night out. There is a restaurant area and a bar area. The bar area on weekends or tuesday (hosting a $2 special on a list of select taps) will be harder to navigate, but on a Sunday or Monday night the place is often dead and you can sit right up without much problem.

The music itself is the biggest complaint, often a blues jam band that nobody is watching yet still plays over any reasonable conversation. Makes it both difficult to converse with your group and even when trying to order from a bartender or waitress at times.

Never problems with the staff that I have seen in other reviews. The bartenders are knowledgeable though depending on when you catch them might not be as talkative or particularly helpful on some nights (especially while busy) but far from a bad service either. The more often I go, the easier it got to get into a rhythm, and they will remember regulars and good tippers which will go a long way on return visits.

Prices are fairly average, with happy hour specials ($3 pours on any non-limited release kegs) and the $2 tuesday making it attractive on nights when my friends and I want to go out for a beer.

The best recommendations when going would be to try a lot of the local new hampshire beer. With the nanobrewery laws exploding the amount of brewers in the area, it's the best place to go and find a lot of them in one spot if you don't have time to visit the breweries themselves and covers just about all of them within 15-20 minutes in any direction from the city.

Overall it's a good place for those who live in or nearby, and those who are staying in town and want to find some craft beer while visiting.

Photo of MacSon1982
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Service is horrible at this place. I'm from out of town and visited July 2014 and went midday during the week. Only one person sitting at the bar and my buddies and I waited forever to get a beer. Once we had or beers it was as if we never existed.

Returned May 2015 with wife and sat inside at a table. Took forever to get menus, drinks, food but when it all finally came (forever and a day), it was good stuff though.

Everything here is very cool and good tasting, just service needs some serious work.

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Nice place with over 100 beers on tap. Got to try Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Cask condition so that was a big plus.

Photo of scotorum
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Went here with two friends for dinner and drinks on Friday night.

Really not understanding the references to this place as a "dive bar." Everything inside seemed to scream mid-to-upscale pub. The dining area being separate from the bar area no doubt helps. I suppose during the day it might seem dark inside. And there was no live music when we were there Friday between 6-8,. so we did not get the feared conversation-killing noise some have reported. But then, we sat outside.

It's between two quiet streets which are dominated by upscalish colonial style multistory brick buildings. The outdoor area has plenty of seating, and the waitstaff there seemed exceptionally attentive and on the ball.

Friday-Saturday Happy Hour 4-7 is definitely the time to go, Half price pints of any (except some high ABVs and specialties which only come ten ounces at a time) of their amazing selection of 100 draft beers. None of us had a choice reported as not being available. Much of the selection was made up of more or less mainstream and "mainstream craft;" but some was not. Also half price appetizers during Happy Hour. Big selection there too, at least some of which could be enough for a meal for an average person.

Bottom line: the three of us had 2-3 $3 beers each and shared a total of four half price appetizer platters, which filled all of us nicely.  The loaded nacho platter was impressively huge, and took the three of us a while to demolish. Both orders of chicken tenders were big, beautifully fried platters of breast meat strips that came with a creamy dipping sauce. The stuffed mushrooms rocked.  Service was excellent from the friendly waiter.  Total tab for the three of us was $44.  One of my friends said it was probably the best bargain and best time he has ever had at a pub, and I had to agree.  We'll be back.

Photo of Massbmx
2.89/5  rDev -31.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

First review of a place on here. Went the Sunday before Labor day arriving around 9:30 PM. Dark place with a lot of younger people in the bar area. Good beer selection with a lot of locals and some Stone, Firestone, etc offerings.

My buddy and I sat down at the bar and were completely ignored for a good 15-20 minutes. Just before being fed up and leaving a bartender came over and said "you guys hungry or what"? We ordered food and I ordered a Smuttynose Homonculous. The beer came and upon inspection there was a BUG FLOATING ON TOP OF THE FOAM. Now I don't know how you don't see that as a bartender in the first place, upon bringing it to his attention he immediately said "what the fuck?", dumped it out, and poured me another, but there was no offer of a free beer as a replacement, or even a simple "sorry."

The food came out fairly fast. We split a BBQ pulled for quesadilla and nachos and they were both very good. Large portions and very good food.

Overall good tap selection, good food, but the bartenders were rude and getting large bug in my beer really turned me off to this place.

Photo of BigStein88
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Hey, if you enjoy a great beer selection coupled with heaping amounts of bar food at a great price, then this is the place to go. Drink and food specials every single day. Have been there with 3 buddies and had several beers each (not Bud Light, but Finest Kind, Arrogant Bastard, Wookey Jack, etc.) and plenty of food and escaped with a $50 bar bill.

Outdoor seating is kind of in the alley, but on a pleasant Sunday (like today) I am more than happy to pass an hour or two with the wife, have a few great beers and some loaded nachos and pay the $25 (with tip) that it costs.

Sports/concert arena is right down the street and I hit the Strange Brew every time I go there.

Fun place to hang out and drink great beers.

Photo of MThiele360
2.2/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I am surprised the reviews for the Strange Brew are overwhelmingly positive. I've been living in the Manchester area for 6 years and work down the street, so I've been in plenty of times. I don't think I've ever walked out with a positive experience.

I have mixed feelings on the atmosphere. It's a dark, dingy space but I have no problem with that - some of the best beer bars out there fit that description. The clientele on most nights is what you'd expect for Manchester - loud 20-somethings, many of whom are drinking Bud Light bottles despite the abundance of quality crafts on tap. They have live music six nights a week which is so loud you can't even hear the person next to you. I'm all for live music but in a setting like this the volume should be kept at a reasonable level - I'm here to talk to my friends and I don't want to have to scream over your lousy blues jam band. Few people are actually there for the music.

They certainly do have the largest selection in the area and they do keep great stuff on tap. My issue is that the beer list is usually woefully outdated - on my last visit, the beer list I was handed by the bartender was dated almost a month prior. Half of the beers on the list were gone, and by default, half of the beers they had weren't on it. This is standard for the Brew - always have a second, third and fourth choice ready. I usually have to walk up to the bar and look at the tap handles to figure out what's pouring.

The service is usually terrible here. Most of the servers who serve the tables know nothing about beer, and they don't even know what they do and don't have from the list. Sitting at a table, it can take me 30 minutes to get a beer because the server has to keep coming back to tell me they don't have what I ordered. The bartenders aren't much better. They know the beers and they know what's on tap, but they act like you're bothering them if you have a question and treat you like it's your fault if you order one of the beers they no longer have from the outdated tap list.

Like I've said above, the selection is huge - over 100 taps. This is the one thing they have going for them. Also like I've said above, good luck figuring out what's on those 100 taps. Even so, it's usually only a small handful that are actually noteworthy. The rest are pretty standard in a state with a small selection to begin with. I'd rather go to a place with a short but notable taplist than one with 10 Shipyard taps.

The food is standard bar food, not great but not horrible. The $5 burger night on Wednesdays is a good deal. Again, not the best burger but hey, $5. This isn't really a place I would usually come for a meal - a few apps and a few beers after work is the plan here.

The prices are more reasonable than most places. The Brew still does big volume in macros and I believe this keeps their margins up and allows them to offer reasonable prices on their crafts without taking a hit. I'm sure the volume they do in macros gets them more favorable deals on crafts from their distributors as well.

The Strange Brew used to be the only game in town when it came to craft beer, but that monopoly has disintegrated recently. There is a British Beer Company now, plus many of the restaurants around town are stepping up their craft beer game. Places like the Tap House Grill, River Road Tavern and Cask & Vine have also opened up in the surrounding towns, any of which I'd prefer over the Brew.

Photo of Puddleduck
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

THURSDAY NIGHT THREE DOLLARs for every beer. TEN FIDY, Backwards Bastard, OLD Rasputin and so on, great value on Thursday night more than a handful of great beers to try.

Photo of mlichens
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I love this bar. It has an extensive tap list, which is impressive given the NH distribution laws. Their beer list is printed out and outlined by styles, which can be handy for us adventuring types. I'm surprised, also, by how much knowledge the staff possess about their beers and their overall friendliness.

The food doesn't disappoin, but is your typical pub food: burgers, rubuens, and wings. If you get there for half-off apps, it's especially well worth it.

FInally, this bar is worth going to for the drink specials, which are pretty frequent. Without a doubt, this is the best New Hampshire has to offer for beer geeks.

Photo of SevaTse
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

For New Hampshire, given the bs distribution laws, it does not get much better for beer selection. This place has plenty of stuff on tap, plus you can order towers of beer, samples, they have promos and giveaways, and such. Plus they have printed beer menus with all the stuff written out by styles and one big list.
The food has never left me down either- good sandwiches, entrees, apps, etc. They also have a popcorn machine with self service.
There's a big room with the stage, where live music is performed, as well as a side room behind the stage, that offer slightly more intimate setting.
The crowd is mixed with quiet a few bikers, but also college aged individuals.

Photo of jamescain
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been here a couple of times and enjoyed it both times. Each time there was a live band that played, the second time it was a little hard to hear your company and the waitress, but that is because there is not much distance between the speaker and your table. The food I had was good, the first time it was burger night so for $4 you could have any burger and it was tasty. The second time I had fried scallops, which were also good. Their beer selection is extensive and it rotates fairly often i suppose since their beer menu is not able to keep up with them. Their selection is mostly New England and other New Hampshire beers with a few craft beers from around the country. The only issue I had was the server bring me the incorrect beer, which could have been because she couldn't hear me. Not a big deal. I would recommend it for anyone visiting or living in the area.

Photo of Satchboogie
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped at Strange Brew on a Tuesday night:

The place was packed right after a snow storm, mostly college kids. The tavern had decent amount of floor space, though the bar did seem a bit cramped/chaotic. They had live entertainment for the night, an acoustic guitarist playing pop covers, but it wasn't too loud, more in background. The place was dimly lit and had a rustic tavern atmosphere.

Bar service was pretty good and quick considering just one bartender on a fairly busy night. The bartender was fairly knowledgeable and friendly.

The beer selection can't be beat in NH. Over 70 beers to tap, most of which are craft. They always have a cask offering from Shipyard (Prelude when I went). While the beers are definitely NE centered, I actually appreciate it. They have several of Smuttynose's top regulars as well as a Big Beer Series, and tons of other locals including Allagash White. They had Terrible on tap as well as a couple other Unibroue beers. The only downside is that all the beer is served in either pint glasses (some 20oz) or 12oz tuliped pilzner glasses. It would be a plus to use real tulip glasses and some sort of chalice/oversized win glass for Belgians.

Food was good and copious, some appetizers were a huge mountain of a plate. The burgers are pretty good, 10oz and cooked to your liking (MR for me). Wednesdays are $4 burger nights, a price that can't be beat for a big burger! I sometimes pay 3 times that! The value is really quite good. For a burger and 3 beers (20oz pour of Arrogant Bastard, pint of Ommegang Hennipen, and 12oz pour of Terrible) it came to $22. There are lots of other great deals including $3 drafts (I believe all beers), 1/2 priced apps, and so on.

This is a must visit if you are in the Manchester area.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Only managed to make the trip here once, but I will be going back for sure. they have more beers on tap than I have ever seen anywhere else. And it is a really good selection to, although most is from the north eastern quarter of the US. they also have at least 1 beer on cask at all times. the drinks are reasonably priced and although I can't personally vouch for the food, my friends have told me it is pretty good. all in all this is a place worth checking out if you are in the area. If you are in the are there are also a few good brew pubs to check out.

Photo of adirondack88
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I thought Strange Brew was a great place to get a beer. 71 Taps with a wide and varied selection; how can you go wrong? The staff was helpful, friendly and attentive. Strange Brew is a good sized place but it still has a small bar feel. The food is what you would expect in a pub atmosphere. They didn't exceed any expectations but they met them. I felt at home here and that is important my being happy in any watering hole. Next time I am in Manchester NH I will be back to Strange Brew drinking a Dogfish Head 60 or 90.

Photo of MeMyselfNAles7
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ohh Strange Brew, The Reason I want to open a beer bar of my own at some point. Whith that said the place was pretty awesome, everybody was into their brews and the waiters was very beer savy and gave us great pointers and recommendations, The beer menu was pretty cool i still have it with me. That first trip i had Sam adams cherry wheat, hoegaarden white, unibroue apple, magic hat 9. I´ll make it a habit that everytime i´m in the area i´ll make the trip from Lawrence,MA to spend sometime amongst all those brews ont tap, highly recommended.

Photo of Hoppy27
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very affordable during "happy hour" which happens to be most of the time (especially tuesdays). The food/beer selection is wide and the draft selection is generally fantastic (although the kegs of the best brews are sometimes kicked which is disappointing).

Free popcorn, nightly live music, and a smoke-free environment lead to an enjoyable experience. The overall appearance is a bit on the dingy/outdated side, but I enjoy the very casual feel.

I highly recommend visiting this unassuming little gem situated discretely in downtown Manchester. You'll be happy you did.

Photo of tehchunk
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Overall, I can't complain about Strange Brew. The beer selection is much better than most bars in NH and the food has been tasty every time I've gone. Most of the beer are craft brews that you'd be able to find at a reputable liquor store with a few surprises here & there. They brew their own beer but I haven't been a fan of the ones I've tried (an apricot wheat and a porter).

I highly recommend going on Tuesdays when appetizers are half price and craft beers are $3 (domestics are $2). All in all, if you're in the Manchester area and want to grab a pint or two, I'd recommend checking out Strange Brew.

Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Just needed to note a few updates since my original review (below). New Hampshire's two-year-old smoking ban has taken care of the smoke problem, which has been great, so I bumped the atmosphere up to 3.5 (still lowered simply because of the noise). Maybe it's the nostalgia now that I live in Boston full-time, but the Brew has really grown on me, and I now better remember its allure the first summer I could go to bars, arriving in dark alley and spilling back out into the warm summer night at closing time, as well as the coziness its nooks and dark corners provide in the winter. The Brew is by far the most unpretentious bar with such an amazing beer selection that I've ever been to, and while I don't mind some pretensions if it results in a nice atmosphere, the Brew is a refreshing break. I was so hard on the vibe there last time, and I still ended up giving it an A-. In the end, I think that says something quite good about the place: even when you're in a hard-ass mood, the place is such a damn good hang-out with such a fine selection and at such unbelievable prices that you can't help but fall for it.

Previous post [03-26-2007]:

The Strange Brew is full of contradictions. The beer selection is unmatched for sure in the area, but it is almost always served in the same style pint glass and poured the same, hasty way regardless of the type of beer. Usually this doesn't have a hugely noticeable impact, but it at times results in a flat beer. Their selection of local beers is really very good though, as well as their selection of beer in general. On weeknights, the atmosphere is very nice and subdued, and the food is good, but typical bar food. On weekends, however, the place is packed, seating is hard to find, and the bands--which are rarely mentionably good--are needlessly loud. It's also always smokey as hell in there, which not only makes you and your clothes smell, but leaves the taste in your mouth when you're trying to enjoy a beer, too. Thankfully, New Hampshire's impending smoking ban will take care of this soon. The prices are unrealistically cheap, though, with the most expensive beer on tap being maybe $5.50, and there are some very good beers on there! It's not a bad place any day of the week, and when it's quiet it's down right nice, but there are places in town with smaller selections and a much nicer atmosphere, more of which are getting better beers these days. In the end, the Brew should not be missed, but once you get past the fact that this place has 55 beers on tap, there's not much more charm to be found.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A very friendly and active bar, on a major league scale for a small city. The bar was jam packed at 5 pm, with a few people outside mulling about including some staff who found an excellent beer to try. There are long horizontal tables, encouraging conversation, as you can see most people here wherever you are. Very good selection of taps, fresh as a derivative of turnover, although focused on what's available. I understand that this state is hard to cover, and nationally available "hottest rated" beers are not to be expected. Decent upscale area. Staff was a bit harried, prices very good, $3 for a DIPA pint on cask!

Photo of puboflyons
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Tucked away on a short street that dead-ends at the back door of Manchester City Hall is an unattractive brick building sitting on the corner of an alleyway. That's the Strange Brew Tavern.

They post their beer list on the outside door so right away you know they have good respect for their beer. Inside you will find a bar section a game room, and a dining area. All areas are full service but you can seat yourself at the bar or in the game room.

The beer selection is about the best for a restaurant in New Hampshire. As far as I know it is the only place in the state where you can get Alexander Keith's Lager. But there is a good selection of domestics, crafts, and imports for all tastes with a menu showing the choices by style. Pints of beer run about $3.50-$5.00 while the big bottles cost about $12-$14.

The menu is typical pub food fare with burgers, sandwiches, steak tips, and appentizers. Reasonable prices and mostly under $10. Frequent live entertainment and good customer service. A great place to go in Manchester. Open every night 4:00 pm - 1:00 am.

Photo of GWaters
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I have gone to Strange Brew several times. I usually enjoy myself, but I have had a couple of bad experiences. I will never go there on St. Patrick's day again. The door man was a rude jerk, and he let his friends in before the folks that had been waiting in line for hours.

Selection:
With that said, the beer selection is exceptional and the entertainment is usually better than average.

Food:
The food is ok, but not amazing - let's face it, we go there to drink.

Staff:
The staff's knowledge of beer is solid. They appear to be pretty well versed overall. The waitstaff is always friendly and they do pretty well considering the layout (see note below)

Seating:
I find the seating to be a bit cramped and chaotic. I feel sorry for the waitstaff that needs to navigate these dangerous ways with our precious beverages. I think they could do a lot more with the space they have.

Price:
The price is pretty good. They have specials they run on given days, and you can really do well on those days. Example would be $2 Tuesday. $2 beers, and not just Budweiser either!

Overall, this is a good bar. For this area, it is exceptional.

Photo of jfindley
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was stuck in Nashua with a friend for work. After trying the places there we decided to make the drive up the road after reading reviews of this place.

We walked in on a Tuesday around 6:30 at it was fairly busy with no seats at the bar but plenty of seating nearby. Absolutely great mix of people. People in suits and ties, blue collar uniforms, big groups, little groups, old and young. Pretty great feel right off.

Really great selection on tap and a few things that were out there and harder to find. While there I noticed at least three sixtels getting changed out. I think that's great for a couple reasons; they're going through the beer and they're ordering in a less profitable container size either because that's all the brewery has or because they want to be able to have a big selection and change things out. All good.

We shared a counter with another group and it was nice to have a little camaraderie and enjoy a true public house setting.

We had a couple different things, but I admit I kept going back to the Bastard as I can't help myself. We ordered a couple apps (found out Tuesdays are 1/2 off apps) and just hung out and enjoyed ourselves. My friend later ordered a meal which was excellent and totally unexpected.

As the evening wore on it kept getting busier and busier and the crowd got younger and younger. A band started playing and I was sure that would be the end of our evening. Just the opposite, the vibe was great and the hum and rise and fall of conversation was really center stage. Despite a huge influx of college age patrons the atmosphere remained very warm and companionable. It felt just like a pub should feel - crowded, warm, companionable, and very relaxing.

I can't say enough about the service. Our waitress was exceptional and always there when we needed her. She knew the menu and the beer list inside and out and never missed a beat. In fact, as it got busier the service never flagged and made the whole experience a plus. The bartenders were the same way - plenty of time to answer questions and also very quick to serve.

I wish I had an excuse to visit this place more often. It's the real deal and I'm envious of all the locals that get to take advantage of it every day. This is EXACTLY what a pub should be - good people, good beer, good food, and good times. Even if it's out of the way Strange Brew is definitely worth the trip.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been to the Strange Brew Tavern a handful of times over the past few years. Basically if I'm headed through Manchester and have time for a beer, I'll stop.
Frankly, I would have stopped more, but the place opens at 4:00pm and I keep forgetting that fact.

This past Saturday my wife and I stopped on the way home from dropping off our son at camp. We had a great time again and really enjoyed ourselves. The beer selection is excellent with over 60 beers on tap and a nice bottle selection that rounds out the line-up. The wait staff could not have been more accommodating. My wife was not sure what she wanted to drink and the bartender literally provided about 6 samples to help her make her decision. She wasn't asking for these, he was just happily offering suggestions.

The night before they had received their first keg of Smuttynose Pumpkin so despite the August date I had to try one. Excellent. The food was excellent and we both had Chili which really was great.

Food choices have always been very pleasing here.

If you are headed through Manchester, this is the place to stop.

If I could change one thing it would be to turn the A/C down as the place is freezing. This has been the case the last few times I've been there. A minor suggestion.

The place is great.

Photo of joescully
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent bar. 65 beers on tap plus one on cask with a generous rotation of seasonal beers and a connoisseur selection of bottles. Always something new to try! The staff is quite knowledgeable and the service quick.

The food is consistently good with a terrific selection of pub favorites from out-of-this-world buffalo tenders to ample juicy burgers.

Atmosphere is relaxed with a diverse crowd, from bikers to college students to families with kids. Live music 6 nights a week and never a cover charge.

You can't beat the value at the Strange Brew. 3 nights a week (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday), they practically give the beer away with $2.50 pints and appetizers half priced.

Strange Brew has something for everyone, especially those who are looking for the perfect bar.

Photo of bilyboy65
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place has got it all. A great selection of beers with around 70 on tap I believe. Plus another 20+ in bottles. Has 2 floors and a back room. The back room has a pool table, foosball and some video games. The main floor has live music every night. The downstairs only open Thur- Sat is more of a college scene with popular music and a smaller selection of beers (mostly the cheap ones). Can get great cigar here as well. The food is better then average bar food with a decent menu for regular meals. FREE POPCORN!!. Located in the center of downtown Manchester, NH and is within walking distance to many attractions (or other bars).

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Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester, NH
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