Thirsty Moose Taphouse

Thirsty Moose TaphouseThirsty Moose Taphouse
Thirsty Moose TaphouseThirsty Moose Taphouse
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

21 Congress St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-4004
United States

(603) 427-8645 | map
thirstymoosetaphouse.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.13
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.96%
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Reviews by Cavanaghty:
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Cavanaghty from Maine

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Holy Shit!! For starters! Over 100 mircos and good imports on tap. Staff was knowlegable about the beers available and allowed for you to sample an ounce free of charge before buying, but just enough to get a good fell for the beers. The bartender I had noticed that I was a beer enthusiasts and brought more 1 ounce samples over for me to try, great service. I did not try the food as this was a quick stop for me this time. But I can honestly say I was impressed and will go back for sure in the very near future. Oh and one last note, the bartender said they will do sampler paddles of beer of your choice. if you are going through the area this is a must stop for those that love beer.

Sep 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
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tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 19, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 09, 2018
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smanson56 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 30, 2016
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coombski from Maine

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Dec 27, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I stopped in here with the wife after a comedy show around the corner. It was 10 ish on a Friday night so the place was kind of packed and we were starving. They seated us pretty quickly near the bar. Lots of taps but the beer geek in me struggled to find something new or exotic. Founders Breakfast Stout and Great North IPA did satisfy my thirst. The service was pretty good, and my burger was tasty. Pricing about what I expect from a craft beer bar. I didn't really dig the loud frat party vibe I got from this place. I'd go back if they had something I wanted on tap, but maybe in the afternoon. Maybe I'm just getting old.

Dec 17, 2015
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 10, 2015
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Gsdmica from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Oct 23, 2015
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bostonbeans from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Aug 15, 2015
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 08, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

To start with, this place is impressive. They have 116 taps with many regional brews, such Most Mountain, Stoneface, Beara, etc,, etc. Many breweries I've only recently become aware of. The beer list is separated by style, so it's easy to find something you'll like or at least want to try.

The service is friendly, ainformal and very aware. When my sandwich came with mushrooms I hadn't ordered, the server whisked it away to make it right.

The place looks like a cross between a dive bar and a faux dive bar. Quiet for a Saturday afternoon.

This will be place that I'm certain to return to.

Jun 20, 2015
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Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Very college type bar, tons of taps, nothing crazy or out of the ordinary on most occasions. Servers usually know nothing about beers being served. Nice place to watch a game and grab some bar food.

Jun 04, 2015
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CTFalcon from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Apr 20, 2015
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GwenHoughton from New Hampshire

4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Huge selection of beer on tap

Mar 08, 2015
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Ajburke10 from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.1%

Dec 16, 2014
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dannymo24 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Dec 01, 2014
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NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Great beer selection for NH. They just opened another location in Dover, NH also and that one has the same great tap list. It is nice to have a large selection of great beers. It is a Bar so on Friday and Saturday it can get packed for sure but they have never made me wait long to get a beer. Both locations have several places to order from. If you are in Portsmouth or Dover hit one of these up you will be happy for sure.

Oct 24, 2014
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A ton of beers on tap. Centrally located in downtown Portsmouth, this is an excellent place to grab beers and maybe catch some live music downstairs.

Oct 20, 2014
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Sep 08, 2014
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Chefdolan from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +15%

Jul 25, 2014
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Pwbres from Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jul 16, 2014
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LilLJStuff from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Jun 18, 2014
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jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

May 26, 2014
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TTTBeer from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

May 26, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

May 23, 2014
Thirsty Moose Taphouse in Portsmouth, NH
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 44 ratings