Thirsty Moose Taphouse

very good

42 Ratings
Thirsty Moose TaphouseThirsty Moose Taphouse

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(603) 427-8645 | map

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Added by Jarob on 07-17-2012

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Reviews by rjp217:
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

This is your different type of craft beer spot. They have a massive selection of taps, with some difficult to find beers and your basics, most of which is listed on a chalkboard when you walk in. Whats different about it is that it definitely falls in line with a sports bar theme. There are TVs everywhere so you will catch any sort of pro or college game that is on at the moment. I like going here when I'm in that type of mood to catch a game and drink a great beer. Their food is pretty good in my opinion. Nothing will blow you away as you'll find your typical bar foods, burgers, sandwiches, etc.... I recommend their grilled wings, they're high quality. On a busy night, service can be slow like anywhere else but on a casual afternoon, it's a fine place to relax. I find myself coming back here a lot based on the selection and sports. I could see it not appealing to the non sports people but based on their craft beer selection, you should give it a shot. Cool place in my opinion and one of the best drinking spots in Portsmouth.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of coombski
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gsdmica
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.66/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.1/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of GwenHoughton
4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Huge selection of beer on tap

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Photo of Ajburke10
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of dannymo24
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Chefdolan
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Pwbres
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LilLJStuff
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TTTBeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.95/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Visited the Thirsty Moose Taphouse in Portsmouth NH on Friday May 16 2014. The atmosphere was what I expected at a bar on a Friday night. Crowded wall to wall with people but we did get a couple of seats at the bar in the back. This place has three bars to place an order! Really nice with high quality beers to choose from on tap. The service was amazing! The young bartender, Lauren, was extremely busy but very attentive to us and fun to chat with. The beer selection was out of this world; 116 i think, and I was able to get two six glass sampler trays to try. Enjoyed 12 different beers I've never had before and spent almost 4 hours there enjoying the evening. The bavarian pretzels were awesome too. The prices seemed decent to me and I can't wait to get back down to Portsmouth to hang out at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse!

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Photo of JuliusCaesar
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Thirsty Moose Taphouse in Portsmouth, NH
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