Best of NH 2013 Coffee Shops, Beverages and Bars

Whether you're looking for a jolt of java, a delicious dessert martini or a local beer, this list has a beverage for you!




Dessert martini from Shade Bar and Grill in Nashua.
Photo by Susan Laughlin.

Readers' Poll Winners
*Editor's Picks

Beer Store
Barb’s Beer Emporium
Concord
barbsbeeremporium.com

*British Beer Selection: Get in that Mini Cooper or MG and head to the British Beer Company in Manchester or the newly opened Portsmouth location. Slake your thirst with the finest British beer selection on tap, including a full line of the beloved Fullers, including the Extra Special Bitter. Also find Boddingtons, Speckled Hen and Newcastle to give you a taste of Empire. It almost makes you wish they had won.

Cool Night Spot
Brazo
Portsmouth
brazorestaurant.com

Cup of Coffee
Breaking New Grounds
Portsmouth and Durham
bngcoffee.com

Cup of Coffee (National Chain)
Dunkin’ Donuts
Multiple Locations
dunkindonuts.com

*Dessert Martini: If you prefer to drink your desserts, consider the Apple Pie Martini at Shade Bar and Grill in the newly renovated Radisson Hotel in Nashua. Created with vanilla vodka, butterscotch liqueur plus a dash of apple pucker and splash of milk, visions of pie will dance in your head. The caramel and cinnamon sugar rim is the place to start. Like any good pie it is topped with a dollop of whipped cream. 

Irish Pub
Holy Grail
Epping
holygrailrestaurantandpub.com

Local Brewery
Portsmouth Brewery
Portsmouth
portsmouthbrewery.com

Wines from Flag Hill Winery & Distillery at the 2012 Best of NH Party.

Local Coffee Roaster
Port City
Coffee Roasters
Portsmouth
portcitycoffee.com

Local Winery
Flag Hill Winery & Distillery
Lee
flaghill.com

Margarita
Agave Mexican Bistro Dos
Portsmouth
agavedos.com

Margarita (Local Chain)
La Carreta
Derry, Nashua and Manchester
lacarretamex.com

Margarita (Regional Chain)
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
Multiple Locations
margs.com

Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier, owners of Throwback Brewery.
Photo by Mark Corliss.

Martini Bar
Cotton
Manchester
cottonfood.com

*Nanobrewery: New Hampshire is suddenly home to a number of breweries of all shapes and sizes, but our favorite among the nanobreweries is Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier are making some truly exceptional and award-winning beers with an interesting twist — all their ingredients come from within a 200-mile radius and many are from New Hampshire farms.

Restaurant With Best Wine List
Bedford Village Inn
Bedford
bedfordvillageinn.com

Restaurant With Best Beer List
Strange Brew Tavern
Manchester
strangebrewtavern.net

From the Teatotaller Tea House in Somersworth.

Sports Bar
Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill
Manchester
billyssportsbar.com

Sports Bar (National Chain)
Buffalo Wild Wings
Concord, Newington and Rochester
buffalowildwings.com

*Tea House: If you’re in the mood for a spot of tea (and maybe scones with jam and clotted cream), head to the Teatotaller Tea House in Somersworth. There you’ll find a selection of more than 24 specialty loose-leaf teas and herbal blends to choose from. Don’t miss the high-tea experience happening every day from noon to 4 p.m.

Wine Shop
The Wine Steward
Hampstead
thewinestewardnh.com

 

The Dirt Cowboy Café in Hanover.

Regional Coffee Shops

Concord Area
Bread & Chocolate
Concord
(603) 228-3330

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Dirt Cowboy Café
Hanover
dirtcowboycafe.com

Great North Woods
White Mountain Café
Gorham
whitemountaincafe.com

Lakes Region
Black Bear Café
Ossipee
blackbearcafe.co

Manchester Area
The Bridge Café
Manchester
thebridgecafe.net

Monadnock Region
Prime Roast Coffee Company
Keene
primeroast.wordpress.com

Nashua Area
Riverwalk Roasters Coffee House
Nashua
riverwalkroasters.com

Salem Area
Beantowne Coffee House & Cafe
Hampstead
beantownecoffee.com

Seacoast
Breaking New Grounds
Portsmouth and Durham
bngcoffee.com

White Mountains
Mad River Coffee House
Campton
madrivercoffeeroasters.com

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