Breweries, pubs and taverns you need to check out

Part of our 2014 list of Hot New NH Restaurants

Cork N Keg Grill

Bars are raising the bar for food expectations. Cork N Keg Grill in Raymond has put a strong emphasis on good food — good with a little something extra too. Each hamburger comes as a double patty, the nachos are served in a giant baking sheet so each bite is a layer of all the ingredients and all the sauces and other accompaniments are house-made. Beer does rule here, with 38 beers on tap and a lively bar atmosphere with entertainment on weekends. The restaurant has a conjoined twin of a bowling alley separated by a glass wall. Bar patrons can view the bowlers but, strangely, life blood or food is not shared between the two.  

Don’t Miss: Save room for the sticky toffee dessert, a cupcake of sweet goodness nestled in caramel sauce. ($6.49)

Cork N Keg Grill
4 Essex Dr., Raymond
(603) 244-1573

More Taverns and Pubs

Hobb's Tavern & Brewing Co.
Dramatic renovation of the former Whittier House location on Rte. 16. Great space to dine with an innovative pub menu and their own brews on tap. 2415 White Mountain Hwy., West Ossipee. (603) 539-2000 *Read more about Hobb's Tavern from our 2014 Beer Guide.

Leaven Beer & Bread
Sourdough bakery and craft beer pub downtown area offers great sandwiches and burgers from their own house-baked. Pick up a loaf on the way out too. 44 Market St., Somersworth. (603) 692-0157

Mad Hatter Bar & Grill
Traditional pub/sports bar atmosphere with weekly live entertainment. 99 Rte. 13, Brookline. (603) 672-1800

Mill Pond at Wheeler Dam
Sports bar at the location of the former Flaming Kabob with a few Korean-inspired dishes and the ultimate comfort food — fried pepperoni chips. 82 E. Broadway, Salem. (603) 824-6075

Schuster's Tavern
Restaurant/pub at Gunstock Inn & Resort serves pub fare with panache. 580 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford. (603) 293-2600

7th Settlement
Brew pub with exceptional and usual menu in the historic Cocheco Mills. There is a strong commitment to local sourcing and small plate offerings utilizing seasonal produce. 47 Washington St. (603) 373-1001 *Read more about 7th Settlement from our 2014 Beer Guide.

Schilling Beer Co.
Microbrewery and micro dining offering just enough on the menu to accompany their beers. At the heart of the space is a rustic wood-burning oven for pizzas, calzones and stromboli. 18 Mill St., Littleton. (603) 444-4800 *Read more about Schilling Beer Co. from our 2014 Beer Guide.

Woodlands Tavern
Casual pub and fare in the former William Tell location. 1602 Mt. Major Hwy., Alton. (603) 837-6061

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