Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 177
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 9 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AllThingsNinja:
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3
Martha's is my area brewpub, but I haven't frequented it much as my beer experiences there have been hit or miss, and before my recent trip had never managed to knock one out of the park.
Yesterday, I stopped in for lunch and some brews to be pleasantly surprised. No, my burger didn't rise above much of the other standard pub grub on their current menu. For the first time, I was wowed by their beer. Both the weathertop dopplebock and the vow of silence hybrid (imp. stout/dubbel) were well crafted, and enjoyable beers. Martha's brewer has finally figured out how to make their equipment produce some amazing beers. Unfortunately, his creativity is limited by business constraints. And at best, there will only be two brews on tap worth drinking.
Martha's Exchange is a brewpub that draws a lot of business from folks who are new to the craft brew experience. It seems that they've made some headway towards becoming a real brewpub, and pulled the crap off the tap - although it's still available in bottles. It would be nice to see them kick the food up a notch, and begin to encourage people to sample their more adventurous brews instead of the more commercial standbys. I've also heard that they're adding a nitro-tap for house brewed stouts. That should prove interesting.
03-21-2004 14:45:27 | More by AllThingsNinja
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2.15/5 rDev -42.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 1.75 | $$$$
I have been a patron of Martha's Exchange for longer than it has been a brewery/restaurant. Since the 70's if you count from when I was a child. There isn't much to say about the place other than it has potential. The state of the establishment has been downright terrible for decades. The owner obviously doesn't care about the condition of the place.
The restaurant is reasonably clean but not kept up. The same broken fixtures have been in place for decades.
The bathrooms are grotesque. More suitable for a gas station or fraternity. As with the restaurant, the same broken urinal remained for 5+ years and it has never smelled clean.
The food is simply prepared and of a chain restaurant quality. A decent range of choices. For what it is, it's over priced.
Their beer is poor to acceptable at best. I haven't found a solidly balanced standard brew nor a well done creative experimental beer. They offer both but just don't seem to nail either. They don't offer much of an interesting range other than their own. They attract a lot of A-B type patrons.
The service is ok. Kind of friendly dolled up 20 something year old girls meet you and decent wait staff and bartenders.
The atmosphere is poor. The potential is there as the place has a grand history, ornate décor, a beautiful bar and a great location on main street.
The owner should be ashamed he has let the place go as far down as he has. He has always been pleasant to me, remembers me even if it's been years since I have been in but has the reputation as a terrible boss and someone not to do business with.
Potential, lot's of potential.
03-25-2014 17:04:35 | More by bigorange
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
Hadn't been here in a several years, but I gots to give some love to the the bartending staff. They were enthusiastic, obviously having a good time, and never left me with an empty glass. I live in Boston and service like this is a crapshoot. Martha's features solid ales. The IPA and Stout were nice. Rockin' joint at night, if yer in the area, you gots to go.
02-09-2014 02:35:06 | More by hudsonvalleyslim
Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.