Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 773
Beer Avg: 3.74
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I visited this place with two friends the other day. The atmosphere is decent with witty beer-related posters on the walls and a casual feel. We ate at the bar.
The food menu was well-designed but I do wish they had a more comprehensive beer menu. I was confused as to what I could actually take home in growlers/bombers/cans because of a chalkboard sign that had 3 beers listed. I learned that you could actually take home more than that but not until after my friend did so.
Service wasn't anything to write home about. The servers seemed more interested in chatting it up with regulars than bringing us our checks or more beers. To be fair, they had just opened and it was slow-paced at the time. Despite this, our servers were very friendly and this made up for whatever shortcomings they had.
They had a lot of beer that they could serve. The only problem as I mentioned is the beer menu. They could adopt a chalkboard above the bar somehow with each beer listed. Just a thought. I did find it refreshing that they had a helles lager, a czech pilsner and a fairly decent old-school IPA on tap. It's a refreshing change from establishments that are dominated by hops.
The food was excellent. The bun for my burger could have been a better quality but other than that, no complaints. I tend to keep it simple anyway when I eat at brewpubs.
I would recommend that you check out Moat Mountain. It's in a beautiful scenic area not too far from the Attitash ski area.
06-01-2014 21:22:35 | More by Brad007
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. in North Conway, NH
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.