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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
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This bar has more beers than you could shake a stick at. It looks small and cosy from the outside but Jones out like a tar dis into a wonderful, friendly beer emporium.

Thank Sheila L
Laval, Québec
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Went there with my girlfriend while on vacation. Very large beer choice, may be too large. Asked waitress for suggestions. Had ribs. Best I ever had.

Thank Bernard24
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

116 Draft Craft beers. Good food and a terrific environment. But what made the place so much fun was the staff. Especially our bartender, Lauren. Her knowledge of all the beers, her wit and personality made our time there so enjoyable. This place is a definite stop on your travels. You won't regret it.

Thank Jim H
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

They have 116 taps. Need I say more? And these are mostly top quality, microbrewery beers, some quite hard to find. The beer selection is well curated, with every style of beer represented, most by several selections. But don't think this is just a taphouse. It is a decent restaurant. While the food is standard beer bar fare, it is... More 

Thank Dutch Brother
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I work at a local establishment down the road. I really like to get take out every once in awhile so I said to call the Thirsty moose food is ready very quickly great portions and hot in the prices are reasonable thanks Thirsty moose !! Not to mention I've had a Reuben sandwich more than a couple of the... More 

Thank Alexandra J
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We went today for lunch and it was really good! I had the pulled pork nachos, the serving was large and they smoke all of their meets in house. Great quality! Our server was great and the overall atmosphere is fun, with multiple big screen tvs to watch sporting events, in this case it was the Olympics. We had a... More 

Thank Kristi N
Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Stopped in to have a beer as we walked around Portsmouth with friends. It was a Thursday night and found it to be the night for giveaways and half price pizza. We enjoyed a wide selection of beers (over 100 on tap) and walked away with a free t shirt and beer glass. The staff was very friendly and service... More 

Thank atmcp
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is by far my favorite restaurant/place to go in Portsmouth. There are hundreds of beers to choose from, with choices that everyone will love. The food is incredible, but they only serve until 10, so get in early! They have live bands on the weekends in the downstairs bar after 9 and it is an awesome place to go.

Thank B599YRmargaretm
Harker Heights, Texas
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great family-friendly taphouse! Great beer selection with a lot of New England brews. The food was also really good.

Thank AmandaB8
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Delicious apps and bar food! Can't decide? Try a flight/sampler. Loud inside but great spot to go with friends, not really a date night location

Thank Berry8183

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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
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?