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

*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

Cup of Coffee
Breaking New Grounds
Portsmouth and Durham

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

*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

Local Brewery
Portsmouth Brewery

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

Local Coffee Roaster
Port City
Coffee Roasters

Local Winery
Flag Hill Winery & Distillery

Agave Mexican Bistro Dos

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

Margarita (Regional Chain)
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
Multiple Locations

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

Martini Bar

*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

Restaurant With Best Beer List
Strange Brew Tavern

From the Teatotaller Tea House in Somersworth.

Sports Bar
Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill

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

*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


The Dirt Cowboy Café in Hanover.

Regional Coffee Shops

Concord Area
Bread & Chocolate
(603) 228-3330

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Dirt Cowboy Café

Great North Woods
White Mountain Café

Lakes Region
Black Bear Café

Manchester Area
The Bridge Café

Monadnock Region
Prime Roast Coffee Company

Nashua Area
Riverwalk Roasters Coffee House

Salem Area
Beantowne Coffee House & Cafe

Breaking New Grounds
Portsmouth and Durham

White Mountains
Mad River Coffee House

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