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The Barley House

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Taps: 9 / Bottles: 32
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.52%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

132 N Main St
Concord, New Hampshire, 03301-4917
United States
phone: (603) 228-6363

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greenmountainale

Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$

Great spot in downtown Concord, NH. Had the Barley burger and potato salad. Food was perfect on a 92 degree day. Stone Face IPA on tap was great. Probably the best IPA in NH at this time, from a relatively new and hard to find brewer. Service at the bar was perfect. 12 taps, but all quality brew.

06-30-2014 23:58:49 | More by greenmountainale
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-11-2014 00:09:34 | More by Mikeypnh
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-26-2014 17:07:36 | More by dpgoblejr
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-18-2014 13:48:12 | More by Carpentiere
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-26-2013 21:25:02 | More by HeadieBrews
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MightyMonk

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in on Friday night before a show at the Capitol Center to grab a bite and have a brew. The place was mobbed and there was a 45 min. wait so had to change plan.
Followed up the next day (stayed in town) in the early afternoon and breezed into the bar and got to enjoy a very pleasant lunch in a comfortable clean establishment.

The bartender was very good. The food was great the beer selection was not overwhelming but the tap had about 13 brews. Mostly macro but as has been mentioned they have a great pale that is made by Harpoon.

Would definitely go back next time I'm in town.
It's worth a visit.

11-21-2011 01:29:34 | More by MightyMonk
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

This is a great place to go to from time to time, especially for me...a middle aged guy who hates the bar scene. What I like about it is that it is clearly a bar in downtown Concord across the street from the State Capitol building, but they offer some above average beers both on tap and in the bottle. It is an Irish style bar and offers Irish style food. They have made arrangements with Harpoon, Long Trail, and other regional brewers to put a Barley House label on some of their offerings. They usually have at least one macro tap to appease the masses but the other 8 or 9 taps are often something a little different like Belhaven or Smithwicks. They offer plenty of bottle choices such as Brew Dog, Chimay, and others. The food is generally burgers, sandwiches, and stews served with an Irish twist. A lot of folks like their scallops. It is a popular place for the movers and shakers. If you are lucky you may run into a few State Senators, State Representatives, or even the Governor when you visit for lunch.

01-16-2011 01:17:30 | More by puboflyons
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

My favorite bar in Concord (I know, not saying much). The beer selection is rather average with the one good regular their house pale ale (Harpoon brewed). The food isn't your typical pub fare. They start you off with homemade humus and breadsticks and pretzels. The menu is practically gourmet with a major Irish influence. My favorite thing to get is their Dublin Whisky Gravy burger. Every time I've ordered it I got it perfectly MR. It's a 1 1/2 inch thick juicy patty encrusted with black peppercorn topped with blue cheese, deep fried onions, and whisky gravy. It might be the most balanced burger I've ever had.

The atmosphere is a nice cozy, brown and black pub. Service is decent although I've had my share of slow servers, especially when it was slow.

Beer pricing is standard but the food pricing is a little pricey. I love the burgers, but $12 is pretty steep.

01-05-2011 03:12:19 | More by Satchboogie
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

I went here on a guys night out I had a buffalo burger medium rare which was cooked perfect. The bacon and the topping were wonderful. I had a side of fried that were good but I must also mention that there are two ketchups regular and chipote whixh was awesome.

All our party agreed that the serving size was good, we all finished our meals and were satisfied.

The beer selection here was pretty good but the best part was the 10 year pale which was great and despite the fact our server it was his first night it was good. Worth stopping in and I would highly suggest the buffalo burger and a couple of the 10 year pales.

12-22-2010 00:57:19 | More by bishopdc0
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I wandered into the Barley House for a bite to eat while exploring Concord a few weeks back. It was late afternoon on a Saturday, maybe 4 o'clock. Most of the seats at the bar were taken but only 3 tables were occupied, so it was a nice quiet atmosphere before the dinner crowd set in.

Atmosphere was cozy... lots of brick, wood, good AC on a hot day. Modest and tasteful decor. One television on the wall in the corner of the dining area, with the sound muted so it was thankfully easy to ignore. Music playing at a low volume: mellower rock, folk, classic rock.

Waitress was friendly and personable, saw me writing on my note pad and asked if I was taking beer notes, said she does the same with scotch (a kindered spirit, pun intended).

Food was good. Complimentary breadsticks and pretzel rods to snack on with some hummus for dipping in. Menu is standard pub fare- salads, sandwiches, burgers, etc. I got their supposedly famous Dublin Burger. I ordered it cooked rare, and perhaps for the first time in my life a restaurant actually served it rare. Soft, red, cold center rare, exactly as I've always wanted but never gotten. I was really impressed and scribbled a note of thanks on the back of the receipt.

Beer selection was modest, maybe a bit better than average for your typical corner bar. Approximately 10 taps, mostly macros, but a few local micros (ex. the Smuttynose Star Island Single, which I had). More unique was a small selection of 22oz bombers available by the bottle. The menu was very helpful in providing %ABV and average BeerAdvocate rating for all of the beer.

08-01-2010 04:09:33 | More by BeerNinja007
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The Barley House in Concord, NH
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.