Looking for a place to find good food, entertainment and a long list of beer choices? This list has something for every beer lover, whether you're looking for a fine meal or late night fun with friends.
The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern
132 N. Main St., Concord
Located in Downtown Concord, The Barley House is nationally recognized for its American tavern cuisine. Their extensive beer list includes Barley House 10-Year pale ale, Guinness Stout, Stone IPA, New Hampshire's own Moat Mountain Czech Pilsner and many more brews on tap. A consistent Best of NH Award-winner.
Bavaria German Restaurant
1461 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett
Home to authentic German cuisine, this Hooksett eatery offers a selection of German imports on tap, including Spaten Lager and Faranziskaner Weisbier Hell. Many other bottled German beer selections are available as well.
Biederman’s Deli and Pub
83 Main St., Plymouth
Originally known as "The Cellar Pub," Biedermans has been Plymouth favorite since it opened in 1973. A wide selection of domestic and imported brews on tap includes Founders Porter, Moat Mountain IPA, Smuttynose Hommunculus and more. Food offerings include deli sandwiches and subs.
British Beer Company
1071 S. Willow St., Manchester
103 Hanover St., Portsmouth
A truly expansive list of beers awaits at this popular chain. From light beers to imported stouts, porters and ales, just about everything is an option here. Taste some classic brews from across the pond such as Fullers London Pride or Newcastle Brown Ale. Traditional British pub fare is available from the kitchen.
Cask and Vine
1 E. Broadway, Derry
Derry's Cask and Vine vows to support local producers of beer and wine, offering Granite State-brewed beers from both North Hampton's Throwback Brewery and Hooksett's White Birch Brewing. An inspired collection of sandwiches, entrees and desserts is also available on the menu. Reservations are suggested for parties of four or more visiting on Friday or Saturday.
Central Ale House
23 Central St., Manchester
A total of 32 beers on tap including 20 pour-your-own taps where you pay by the ounce. They've created a centralized wall of taps that allows any patron 21 and older to pour his or her own beer. Central Ale House will issue a pre- or post-pay beer card allowing you the chance to try as little as you want of a beer before having to commit to a full glass.
The Coat of Arms
174 Fleet St., Portsmouth
A British-inspired pub in downtown Portsmouth, The Coat of Arms carries a variety of imported brews such as Fullers London Pride, Bass, Wells Bombardier, Belhaven Scottish and more. Also, ask about their rotation of ales on cask. Menu includes the Best of NH-winning fish and chips.
22 Main St., Keene
While the Fireworks' focus might be on making "wonderful simple food," the Keene eatery also boasts a collection of local craft beers. Selections from New Hampshire's White Birch Brewing and Smuttynose are available on tap, in addition to other brews.
50 Commercial St., Manchester
Wonderful new addition to Manchester's Millyard area owned by Dean Kamen with a delicious farm-to-table menu crafted by Executive Chef Matthew Provencher. In addition to local ingredients, you'll find a nice selection of NH beer and wine.
3 School St., Peterborough
An eclectic mix between a traditional pub and a '60s-inspired hippy haven, Harlow's is one of New Hampshire's most interesting pubs. Offering imported beers such as Belgium's Hoegaarden and Britain's Newcastle Brown Ale, Harlow's also has a menu filled with unique, tasty food selections.
The High Street Farmhouse
9 High St., Goffstown
Locally sourced food gets the farmhouse, comfort food twist. Pull up a stool at the friendly bar and order one of the local beers they have on tap.
The Holy Grail Restaurant and Pub
64 Main St., Epping
Originally built in 1895 as Saint Joseph's Church, the Holy Grail is one of the Seacoast's most popular pubs. The building's original church structure has been re-imagined to function as a restaurant. The "choir-loft" dining area overlooks the main bar, where pews serve as seats. A mix between a modern bar and a traditional Irish pub, many imported beers are on tap at the Grail, including Guinness, Smithwicks and Murphy's Irish Stout. A consistent Best of NH Award-winner.
90 Lake St., Bristol
Irish pub on the shores of Newfound Lake that serves homemade entrees such as shepherd's pie, fish and chips and Guinness beef stew. Live Irish music every Friday night. The draft list is short, but rotates and often includes something interesting in addition to the obvious Guinness. Bottles offered include Unibroue, Dogfish Head, Ommegang Abbey, Northcoast Brewery, Innis & Gunn and more.
Laconia Local Eatery
21 Veterans’ Sq., Laconia
The Local Eatery boasts a menu filled with local food creations plus a variety of New England brews on tap, including selections from Vermont's Switchback Brewery and Maine's Sebago Brewing Company. New Hampshire breweries White Birch Brewing and Woodstock Brewery are also represented at the bar.
494 Elm St., Manchester
Opened in 2007, this downtown Manchester staple has quickly grown and currently holds over 120 draft beer offerings - the largest selection in the State of New Hampshire.
New England’s Taphouse Grille
1292 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett
With over 50 beers on tap, this Hooksett restaurant invites visitors to "dive deep into the cultural roots of craft brewed beer." Pair one of their backyard barbeque menu items with a draft brew. Just a few of the offerings on tap include selections from Red Hook, Smuttynose and Switchback. A Best of NH Award-winner for its draft selection.
Olde Kilkenny Pub
30 Middle St., Milford
The beer list is continuously updated, but expect a large selection of craft brews such as North Coast, Maine Beer Co., Founders, Long Trail and some local offerings including Henniker Brewing Co., Martha's Exchange and Great Rhythm Brewing.
Pearl Restaurant and Oyster Bar
1 Jaffrey Rd., Peterborough
Home to inventive menu items with an Asian flair, the Pearl Restaurant carries a selection of local beers on tap. Try the Henniker Brewing Company's Amber Apparition ale, or the Massachusetts brewed BBC Steel Rail. A wide variety of bottled beers and wines are available as well.
The Peddler’s Daughter
48 Main St., Nashua
With an award-winning (including Best of NH) menu and several draft beer offerings, The Peddler's Daughter is a Nashua favorite. Enjoy New England-brewed beers on tap including Sea Dog Wild Blueberry ale and Harpoon I.P.A.. Imported offerings such as Hoegaarden, Boddington and Smithwicks are also available.
The Pint Publik House
1111 Elm St., Manchester
A new addition to downtown Manchester that opened in September of 2013. Interestingly, they serve Jamaican fare such as roti, fritters and stew peas. A nice tap selection with more beers available by the bottle.
Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub
36 Kearsarge Rd., North Conway
Rafferty's, home to the "largest gluten-free menu in New England," is also home to local craft brews on tap. Selections from New Hampshire breweries, like Woodstock Inn's Oatmeal Stout and Tuckerman Pale Ale, are available. A variety of other draft and bottled beers are also offered at this North Conway eatery. A Best of NH Award-winner for the gluten-free menu.
The Red Blazer
72 Manchester St., Concord
This popular Concord eatery is home to the "Peanut Pub," a bar with 35 draft lines. Check out "Acoustic Fridays," when live music and beer promos are on tap. The main dining room also offers a menu filled with contemporary American dining options.
Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub
3 Station St., Glen
This northern New Hampshire eatery offers a variety of local beers on tap, including selections from Granite State breweries Woodstock Inn and Tuckerman as well as other New England brewers such as Switchback and Sea Dog. For those who come hungry, as its name suggests, a wide selection of choice steaks are a highlight of the Red Parka's menu.
Revolution Taproom and Grill
61 N. Main St., Rochester
Gastropub style menu with mains that range from a gnocchi "mac and cheese" and grilled salmon to a roasted tomato tart and rosemary rubbed flank steak. Small plates are also offered and include ale steamed mussels, steak and cheese sliders, cod chips and more. Salads, sandwiches and burgers round out the menu. A large number of local and other craft beers are available on draft and by the bottle.
River Road Tavern
193 S. River Rd., Bedford
With a huge variety of domestic and imported beers available in bottles, this Bedford restaurant also features a number of draft beers. Woodstock Autumn Ale, Berkshire Steel Rail, Smuttynose Star Isle and - the classic - PBR are just some of the brews available on tap. A selection of wines and unique food offerings round out the menu.
Strange Brew Tavern
88 Market St., Manchester
Home to live blues music and an authentic pub atmosphere, the Strange Brew is a downtown Manchester classic. Over 100 draft beers are available from the bar, and the menu features a wide selection of munchies like the Chili Chicken Nacho Supreme and Fried Pickle Chips. Come on Tuesday night for selected two dollar drafts and half-price appetizers.
2075 Parade Rd., Laconia
"A tapas style restaurant with an Americana twist," more than 10 New England beers are on tap at this Laconia location, including selections from New Hampshire's Smuttynose, Tuckerman and Woodstock Inn. The menu features offerings made with locally produced ingredients, organic when possible.
Thirsty Moose Taphouse
21 Congress St., Portsmouth
Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, Thirsty Moose Taphouse has an ever-changing rotation of beers on tap. The bar boasts over 160 tap lines and 116 brews to choose from. For the musically inclined, the "Moose Lounge" houses live music several nights a week, as well as open mic nights each Tuesday. New Manchester location expected to open in October 2015.
58 Rte. 27, Raymond
The Tavern is attached directly to the store operation, a butchery and specialty market. The market offers fresh house-made sausages, burger ground several times a day and any cut of meat you can think of. Over in the Tavern, find these same items grilled to perfection and stacked on a bun or baked in the oven for Texas meatloaf or BBQ baby back ribs. The Tavern now has 12 new lines and 20 New England Beers on draft. The Tavern was the Readers' Poll winner for Best New Restaurant in 2013.
336 Rte. 16A, Intervale
A New Hampshire landmark for over two centuries, Tuckerman's Tavern at the New England Inn boasts a storied heritage. The location's original farmhouse was built on the site in 1809, when the Eastern Slope of the White Mountains was still untamed wilderness. All these years later, Tuckerman's remains a favorite place to stop for a beer or a meal.
255 Amherst St., Nashua
The new Nashua Whole Foods has its own pub with 30+ beers, including a number of local options.
WHYM Craft Beer Cafe
3548 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth
Established in 2013 by a husband and wife duo, WHYM was created with one goal in mind: "to help others explore and enjoy the diverse world of beer." The cafe-style bar showcases the "most delicious brews available" in the Granite State, as well as an extensive collection of bottled and canned beers. A small food menu aimed at accompanying the craft beer experience is available as well.
90 North Main St., Wolfeboro
Wolfe's Tavern, located near Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, is an authentic New England-style pub serving an immense selection of brews as well as food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While you visit, be sure to try the Weihenstephan Hefeweiss - the world's oldest commercially brewed beer. A Best of NH Award-winner.
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