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Martha's Exchange

Martha's ExchangeMartha's Exchange

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 167
Beer Avg: 3.61

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

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
$$ - 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 rowingbrewer:
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

This place is a pretty decent little brewpub. they have eight beers on tap and one cask at all times. the beers are pretty good with some of the styles being much better than others. the beer seemed to be fairly fresh and the service was pretty good, they waitresses are good looking and friendly. the food was great everyone in my party had food and everyone was impressed with it. the prices here are also very reasonable. i would definitely recommend trying this place to anyone in the area. cheers

08-22-2011 13:03:54 | More by rowingbrewer
More User Reviews:
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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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I've been to Martha's quite a few times and I'm kind of surprised I haven't rated this before now. So Martha's is a brew pub on the main drag (Main St) through downtown Nashua. They have no off street parking, but the parking garage on high street is free after 6pm and on the weekend if you can't find something on street. The menu has standard pub fare as well as some more exotic dinners, I like the Spicy Caribbean Jerk Chicken for example. There are usually 6 or 7 house brews on tap and once a week they tap a cask. The beer is usually solid and sometimes exceptional. I've always received prompt attention from the staff. Prices seem to be in line with similar establishments and the candy counter is a surefire way to get my wife to come with me. The one downside is at 10 pm on the weekend the place turns into a dance club so its best to avoid unless you are into that sort of thing.

02-27-2012 22:57:13 | More by johnnnniee
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Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.