New Hampshire Restaurants, Bars & Pubs With Great Beer
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.
815 Elm St., Manchester
Though this speakeasy-style lounge is known for its specialty cocktails, beer lovers will find a nice selection of craft beers including a number of local options. Follow them on social media to learn the week’s password. Yes, you really need it.
170 Route 101, Bedford
There are 20 rotating drafts, many of which are local. If there’s somehow nothing on draft that appeals to you, the can and bottle list is impressive as well. There’s a full menu, though the wood-fired pizzas are hard to pass up.
133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls
This farm-to-table restaurant is actually located right on a farm. Doesn’t get fresher than that. In addition to the very local food, they have a relatively small, but well-considered local beer and cider draft list that changes frequently.
132 N. Main St., Concord
43 Lafayette Rd., North Hampton
With two locations in downtown Concord and a newer one in North Hampton, 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.
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.
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.
55 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua
Shoot some pool, catch the game or try your hand at poker while enjoying one of the craft beers on draft that include local and regional breweries. They also offer a full lunch and dinner menu.
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.
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.
83 Main St., Dover
Created by the owners of the popular Kittery, Maine, restaurant the Black Birch, the beer list features a number of craft selections, including local options and beer made right onsite at the restaurant’s own brewery.
4 Essex Dr., Raymond
This family owned restaurant has 35 beers on tap and features special weekly beer tapping events.
845 Lafayette Rd., Hampton
Wash down excellent wood-fired pizza with a local beer – many from the Seacoast region. Oh, by the way, check out the related Four Pines Brewing located right next door.
99 Hanover St., Manchester
An n-trend gastropubo opened by the team behind the Hanover Street Chop House. They have a number of rotating drafts plus a long can and bottle list. Both feature an impressive amount of local breweries.
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.
97 Main St., Nashua
A craft beer lounge with 45 taps of local New Hampshire and New England beer, plus an onsite bottle shop. Serving light lunch and dinner fare. See Facebook for more information and updates.
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.
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.
17 Madbury Rd., Durham
This hip, fun artisanal burger joint with a menu that includes everything from classic beef to a smashed falafel vegetarian patty. They also have an excellent craft beer selection.
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.
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.
300 Central Ave., Dover
There’s not much better than delicious pizza paired with a tall beer. La Festa has a number of excellent local drafts and bottles to accompany your brick-oven pizza.
At the Dowds’ Country Inn, 9 Main St., Lyme
Latham House Tavern serves 18 draft beers through English beer engines – a modern throwback to the days of cask beer. Those drafts include a rotating collection of local, national and international beers you might not find in many places.
44 Market St., Somersworth
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.
43 South Main St., Hanover
Molly’s is far more than your usual college town bar. Their relatively small but impressive draft and bottle lists include mostly New Hampshire and regional breweries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Granite St., Newmarket
Go to the Stone Church for great music, and stay for the excellent draft list that features a number of international and local beers.
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.
21 Congress St., Portsmouth
795 Elm St., Manchester
83 Washington St., Dover
Thirsty Moose Taphouse has an ever-changing rotation of beers on tap. Though each location has a different number of drafts and bottle options, each one has a truly impressive list to choose from. Opening a fourth location soon in Exeter.
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
121 South River Rd., Bedford
Each Whole Foods location has its own pub with 30+ beers, including a number of local options.
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.