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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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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a delicious meal here at the Thirsty Moose. The server was very attentive and super nice. I hand a Beer Battered fried Haddock sandwich with fries and a drink. Everything was perfect and I can't wait to go back here again and again!

Thank ChrissyD64
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The place is always packed. Mainly a younger crowd. They have a full menu but the appetizers are sufficient and it leaves room for the huge variety of beers. It would take a week of Sundays to try them all. Good service. Downstairs is usually a live band.

Thank JohnBHere
Warwick, Rhode Island
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in while walking around the downtown area. This place has more beers than I have seen anywhere else. The choices are endless. There are a ton of televisions everywhere in the place and there is a variety of things playing on the televisions to accommodate even the youngest of guests (Shrek was playing on a couple of TV's in... More 

Thank suzieQ802
boston, ma
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199 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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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136 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 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
Reviewed 15 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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?