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Martha's Exchange

Not Rated.
Martha's ExchangeMartha's Exchange

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 177
Beer Avg: 3.6

Taps: 9 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
85
very good

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

185 Main St
Nashua, New Hampshire, 03060-2701
United States
phone: (603) 883-8781

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @marthasexchange

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Reviews by bennybrew:
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bennybrew

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

high!

i met up with hoss at martha's for a pint or two (bierman is a jesse and failed to show). my first time there.

nice old, long bar. some shiny tanks sitting out so you know you are in a brewery and not just another pub. smoking is allowed and the good people of nashua were taking advantage of that. bit too smoky for me, plus smoking isn't alloed in pubs in maine so i wasn't used to it. reminded me of being back in ireland. but the room it self was nice.

beers were good. i satrted with a cask and moved on. the next one was too cold. but when it warmed up it was tasty and fresh.

service was better than average by a good sight. they were quite accomidating and when the waitress didn't have the answer she went and got it. and with two beer geeks (me and hoss) and a beer lover (my buddy) there were lots of questions.

there were 5 or 6 of martha's beers on draft (1 cask) and a full bar. plus they were having some special beers on the next day for the superbowl (gopatsgo).

food. well. we did order some wings (which were good) but i'm not going to rate a place based on a (very small) pile of wings. menu looked good.

i'd definitely go back.

04-04-2004 13:45:08 | More by bennybrew
More User Reviews:
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-18-2014 02:02:54 | More by mbonugli
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-03-2014 23:32:07 | More by BierBliss
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coombski

Maine

3/5  rDev -20%

03-29-2014 00:44:43 | More by coombski
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bigorange

Massachusetts

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
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-09-2014 14:50:03 | More by Stoutmeister
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hudsonvalleyslim

Massachusetts

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
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infuturity83

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-03-2013 12:51:07 | More by infuturity83
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-02-2013 22:56:36 | More by Rekrule
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I had been to M.E. a few times years ago. Visited recently and noticed some updates were made.

It's a touch more modern now (think Cheesecake Factory-like touches). But half of the place still has the old-world wood.

It's suitable for everyone. Singles and families, alike. There's a big bar area, as well as a big restaurant/table area. White table cloths are used, but it's not real fancy. There's an in-house desert/candy shop off to the side where you can buy little chocolates as you leave.

They make their own beer here, and it's enjoyable. There were maybe 8 different ones when we were there, plus a cask. I had their marzen/oktoberfest which was spot on (quite surprising, actually), and a red which was solid. The double ipa I got a taste of was aggressive in hops (which I like to see) and read that some of the hops used come form the owner's garden, which were used for dry hopping. Tasty, but seemed the malt backbone was a bit too sweet for my tastes. The pumpkin doppelbock on cask was more easy-drinking than I expected...though I just had a couple sips.

The waitresses were all willing to give you samples of beers. It's easy if you sit at the bar. All the waitresses waited on us, not just one person. They were all friendly and attentive.

My wife and I got the same dinner... a medley of greek food on a platter. It was tasty and we were both satisfied.

We actually really enjoyed our visit. I was impressed by the beers and the food was quite satisfying. The atmosphere mainly seems like locals who may not all know much (or care about) the house made beers. It's all good though. Chill place. I'd definitely go back.

09-25-2012 02:44:56 | More by jbertsch
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Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.