WHYM Craft Beer Cafe
Taps: 9 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.01/5 rDev -26%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | $$$
Stopped in on a Tuesday late afternoon. Tap selection was weak (MBC Lunch kicked the day before I was there) and prices were higher than I find at craft beer places in Boston. Clown Shoes Galactica was priced as a $9 pint, but served in a 12 oz. pour. No A/C and no TV for the World Cup, the place kind of looks like a dump to me. Old restaurant/lodge kinda thing behind a dumpy hotel (short-term apartments?) on Rte. 1 in NH. Not worth seeking out and I do not understand the praise this place gets. Didn't try the food. The guy behind the bar was nice.
But hey, they've got a summer cornhole tournament about to start up.
07-11-2014 13:04:06 | More by EnronCFO
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Stopped here for lunch while exploring the New England coast. We heard about it from a salesmen we met at a Liquor store named Kappys. He said the name stood for the ingredients in beer. W for water, H for hops, Y for yeast and M for malt. Atmosphere was nice yet casual. the location is behind a motel so very secluded. Quality was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful, wait time was reasonable. Beer selection could use some improvment but was decent. I had the fish and chips and it was the best I've had on this vacation. Huge piece of fish with crispy batter and a wonderful ginger tartar sauce. Best tartar sauce I've had ever. The guys had hamburgers and said they were delcious. Value was very reasonable.
05-22-2014 11:53:17 | More by Jodi215
4.53/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I can't say enough about WHYM, it has everything a craft beer cafe should. Alex and Gretchin are great owners, very knowledgeable and personable, and truly have a must-visit establishment. Over the last few years we've hopped around from place to place trying to find a respectable mix of good craft beer and good food, WHYM has neither. In fact, they have a great mix of craft beers and great food! Put that into a great atmosphere, comfortable lounging, fireplace, music and NO TVs, and you've got yourself a place you'll want to visit regularly. Sure there are times when things are busy and hectic or the service slows a bit, but when you're in that environment, there's no need to rush! WHYM hosts unbelievable beer dinners and fun trivia nights, also.
Honestly, I haven't found anything that I dislike about WHYM, other than it's location not being across the street from my house!
04-30-2014 18:18:45 | More by rosstracy
4.29/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
WHYM is definitely a beer lover's destination, even if it is in a odd location for a craft beer bar. Tucked back off Route 1, the location is actually nice as it's away from the downtown Portsmouth crowds and has an outdoor patio and an area to toss some corn hole while enjoying a fine beer and food. Interior is cozy with a small bar and table seating for about 30. The draft list is small (only 8 taps this first year in operation) but very distinguished. The owners work very hard to get the best kegs available in the state, and the variety among the draft offerings works for whatever you might be in the mood for. Bottle list is solid and rotates. Food offerings are higher-end pub-style appetizers and nice sandwiches. The pretzel appetizer is excellent, with a nice mix of dipping sauces. The owners are friendly and happy to answer your questions. Service is very attentive. I look forward to seeing this place grow - definitely worth checking out.
01-27-2014 01:43:48 | More by ElGallo
WHYM Craft Beer Cafe in Portsmouth, NH
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.