Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 166
Beer Avg: 3.61
Taps: 9 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by taez555:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Martha's Exchange is located right on the main drag of the downtown section of Main Street Nashua. Interior is one of the more interesting brewpubs I've been to. Although it has your typical visible brew house tanks off to the side, the decor is more akin to an old theater than modern industrial brewpub. A large U shaped bar wraps around between the rooms acting as a wall to separate the rooms. Tables, old style booths and old décor give this place a very unique and warm feel. Not to mention, right as you walk in there, there's a old time candy shop to the right that's part of the restaurant. Very classy and very cool.
As for the beer, I've only been here a couple times, but have had the pleasure of trying their beers on many other occasions at assorted beer festivals in New England. Believe it or not, every time I go to NERAX, their beers are always stand outs, in my opinion, some of the best casks at the festival. There normal selection consists of 8 taps with one cask. There selection runs the gamut of simple to some definite limit pushers. My last visit they had a cherry ale, smoked porter, vanilla stout and even a weisbock. All were strong beers, although nothing completely over the top "Wow!!!"
Food is not just your typical pub grub, although the do a have a strong pub grub menu of Burgers, Sandwiches, salads, apps, etc. They also have an extensive larger entrée section as well some tapas, pressed Panini style sandwiches and other. I would say the food is pub grub, but up a small notch. All food I've had is tasty. My wife and I shared the tapas trio consisting of humus, an olive tapenade and salmon spread paired with veggies and tortilla chips that was excellent.
Overall, a solid brewpub in the heart of Nashua, that although I don't get out to very often, is definitely one on the radar whenever I'm up there.
06-23-2008 18:40:42 | More by taez555
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3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
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
4/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Martha's quite a few times and I'm kind of surprised I haven't rated this before now. So Martha's is a brew pub on the main drag (Main St) through downtown Nashua. They have no off street parking, but the parking garage on high street is free after 6pm and on the weekend if you can't find something on street. The menu has standard pub fare as well as some more exotic dinners, I like the Spicy Caribbean Jerk Chicken for example. There are usually 6 or 7 house brews on tap and once a week they tap a cask. The beer is usually solid and sometimes exceptional. I've always received prompt attention from the staff. Prices seem to be in line with similar establishments and the candy counter is a surefire way to get my wife to come with me. The one downside is at 10 pm on the weekend the place turns into a dance club so its best to avoid unless you are into that sort of thing.
02-27-2012 22:57:13 | More by johnnnniee
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Beer and candy, what could be better? We stopped in for dessert and beer, and were not disappointed on either front. Tons of candy available when you first walk in. The place has a decent feel to it, with a pretty slick looking bar and a ton of seating throughout. If you walk all the way to the right of the bar, you can see the tanks from the brewery. We went on a Saturday night, and the place was packed. Food was decent and reasonably priced, and there was plenty of it. Very healthy portions. Good selection of beer...I think they had 8 or so on tap. They have a cask every week, and the beers rotate, but they also sell out quick. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly, and very prompt. The prices were not bad at all, and I look forward to visiting again. Decent place to swing by if you find yourself in downtown Nashua.
11-13-2011 06:59:00 | More by GarthDanielson
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've enjoyed Martha's Exchange on a few visits in the past, and their beers have been among the high points of several recent fests I've been to, but I usually end up driving past Nashua on my way home to Manchester. Not so Friday night, when I stopped into Martha's Exchange on a chilly early November evening for dinner and beers with a couple of Mancunian friends.
Driving along Main Street in Nashua, there are plenty of nice restaurants and the downtown is generally pleasant, but the warm glow from Martha's had me drawn in even before finding a place to park. The bar is deep, dark woods, with the brass-colored brewhouse behind open, red curtains and wooden booths, and the bar top a glowing, amber onyx. It wasn't a fireplace, but the light pouring out of the tall street-facing windows seemed cozy enough for the evening. Overall, the ambiance follows that theme: warm lighting and tones, but everything is old or at least feels so, exuding a sense of comfortable sophistication without a hint of pretension.
We split the sampler, which included all the beers (eight, I believe) for $9. The range was very nice, with plenty of well-made versions of approachable styles alongside more inventive and unusual beers. Particularly interesting was the Double Jeopardy Bock, which had just a hint of smokiness. After the sampler, though, I decided to go for a full pint of the crisp, well-balanced Biscuit City Pale Ale. The beers were all well-made and tasty, and settling on one was a challenge.
The food and service were also quite good--mostly upscale pub fare, but many of the entrees leaned more higher-end and sounded very good. My chipotle chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries did the trick for a reasonable price.
Martha's Exchange is the type of brewpub that I think could do well in just about any New Hampshire city--a prominent, welcoming space downtown that strikes a balance between moderately upscale restaurant and local hangout bar. The approachability and quality of the beers, as well as the helpful descriptions and visibility of the brewhouse, make Martha's Exchange an easy choice for beer loves as well as an unintimidating place to learn about good beer. I'll definitely be stopping by Nashua more often in my trips up to Manchester now.
11-07-2011 22:31:57 | More by FrankLloydMike
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Easily one of the better brewpubs in New Hampshire!
Tried their beers(and loved them!) for the first time at a New Hampshire brewfest at Redhook few years back (a rare American brewery with a decent Oktoberfest), and finally visited this summer.
It is located in a downtown type area, they have few rotating taps and a cask engine. The interior is pretty stylish, with brown leather on booth benches, but not stuffy.
Me and my wife tried few of the tap offerings and had a salad and some sandwiches- all in all a positive experience.
Recommend it as a destination.
09-18-2011 14:30:18 | More by SevaTse
Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.