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Thirsty Moose Taphouse

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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21 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
+1 603-427-8645
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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boston, ma
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198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends and sat at the bar for a Bruins game. The beer selection is fantastic. We ordered some great appetizers. The bartender was really friendly and efficient. Great place to hang out with friends.

Thank spbos14
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a couple of beers and some appetizers at the Thirsty Moose, but they have a great selection. I'm gluten-free and there was a good selection of gluten-free beers. The apps were very, very good.

Thank Chris H
Worcester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a weekend getaway with a friend and our three children. Both myself and my daughter have a food allergy. They were very accommodating and the food was great. It was also kid friendly. The wings were delicious and portions were generous.

2 Thank GFHD223
Nashua, New Hampshire
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stop for a beer. Over a hundred beers on tap. Staff are great at helping you pick one to fit your taste. Usually crowded but not a big deal because of the size of the place. Really enjoy stopping here when in town.

1 Thank rockladyNewHampshire
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Friday night and it was understandably loud and busy. It had a fun atmosphere but was not conducive to talking while on date night. I had the pulled pork and beef chili which was very good. Would go back again.

Thank Kimberly C
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stopped here strictly for drinks after dining at another restaurant in town. Never in my life have I seen so many (over 100) quality draft beers in one place. I was most certainly in beer heaven. I could stay here for a week and not try them all. Just an overall fantastic beverage experience for someone like myself who loves... More 

Thank RaceTrackHunter
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in before the Patriots game, and it was the place to be. This place has a huge selection of beers! The Baja fish tacos were very good. They are an appetizer but enough for a dinner. The pizzas are good too.

Thank Delia C
Boston - Metro West
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here for a late lunch after driving through a snowstorm. I wanted a place with good, simple, comfort food and a great beer selection. It did not disappoint. Often I will pick a place more so on the beer options than food and was glad we went her. There are over 100 beers on tap. And not just IPAs,... More 

Thank 8robertson
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Loved our nights out in Portsmouth. Especially the Thirsty Moose Taphouse. We enjoyed the "Flights" pallet of 6 beer samplings. The blueberry was yummy. Service was great and we enjoyed the pub food apps. For a very crowded location, we were immediately seated and attended to. Our waitress was great giving us recommendations for beers I might enjoy based on... More 

Thank VBgirls
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204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stopped in for a snack...ended up having late lunch. BEST fish and chips in the whole World!!! Our server was nice and personable. It's lively/Sports bar but I would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank dinnerand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?