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Thirsty Moose Taphouse

$$ - $$$American, ,
21 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
+1 603-427-8645
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
21 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday, hubby & I took my college co-ed for a holiday day trip. We love to explore amazing places around New England. This time our destination was historic town of Portsmouth, NH. Downtown Portsmouth has lots of fabulous shops and cafes. Of course we're food...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for a drink with friends. Beer selection wide but make sure you know what you want because they will charge you for your mistake.Their beers are semi cold and you will need ice to make them cold .Pretzel appetizer very tasty.This bar seems...More

Thank mrchips545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definately a brew pub but we found lunch to be very good. The waitress was excellent and knowledgeable. Once we were inside we did not know if we made a good choice but every thing was fantastic. The lunch menu was very varied...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect place to watch a football game. So many tvs, over 100 beers, a very small but acceptable wine list, and pretty good nachos. And Megan our server was fabulous. I mean over the top, nice, efficient, indulgent, friendly. Fabulous. If you...More

1  Thank Mws101
Reviewed 6 November 2017

OK, so on a lark, I decided to see how good delivered prime rib dinner would be while I was in Portsmouth on business. I logged onto Gofer NH and ordered a prime rib dinner and potato skins. First off, those were hands down the...More

Thank troyw462
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Didn't eat food here but had a few brews... exceptional tap selection!!! The staff were helpful and friendly. The vibe is brew-pub/college bar but I would definitely hang out here if I lived here.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite to eat and something to drink. The food was okay, but nothing spectacular. I had a pint of Moose Juice, their house brew, and found it rather tasty. If I were to be critical I'd say I was disappointed...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Place is right in heart of Portsmouth. The place is very deep and can seat a good 100. The bar looks smaller than other thirsty mooses but an extensive collection of brews. The wings were excellent and the pretzel app was tasty as well. Service...More

Thank Tripking07
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I attended a social gathering held in the basement in the early evening. The bar tender wanted a credit card when I ordered my first beer but I agreed to pay as I go. This seemed to irritate him, whatever! After I ordered a beer...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Giving the Thirsty Moose three stars might sound like damning with faint praise, so let me assure you; you will like this restaurant if you want decent food and a great selection of beer. Is this a world class restaurant, a one-of-a-kind experience? No, so...More

Thank PainterRob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-8645
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