johnnnniee (115) Bedford, New Hampshire | December 8, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here for a late lunch and a few beers while watching the pats barely squeak out a win. A sports bar kind of feel with a large selection on tap, I’m guessing 50+ They have remodeled extensively since I was here last. A new diner next door lots of outdoor seating and a vastly expanded tap list. I had a burger today that was quite good. A few decent brews on tap. Pricing is average to a bit pricy. I would go back again.
radarsock (50) Vermont | November 4, 2013| Updated February 12, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Comfy bar situated 2 minutes east by car from the Manchester Transit Authority Station. By foot, you’re looking at 10-12 minutes, 15 minutes tops—hardly a long walk. Its location, however, is an odd one: there’s a restaurant called "Murhpy’s Diner" essentially sharing the same parking lot, so when I wandered in, you bet I was confused to see the abysmal selection for beer sitting in their fridge in what seemed to me like a failed attempt to revive a 50s jukebox diner to the area. Right then I had the notion that the lady who had given me the craft bar recommendation might have been delusive, if not downright fallacious in her thinking. I was going to ask a server if I was indeed at the right place, but it was completely dead and remained in such a way until I left six minutes afterwards. Kind of eerie. I exited feeling as if I had just survived some sort of fatal widespread plague. The real "Murphy’s" had no sign visible from the entrance of the diner, but an acoustic guitarist packing up his set from the patio was a strong indication that it was the place I had been looking for. When I went in, first thing I noticed was that it was only really illuminated by the sunlight emerging through the windows above the bar. Second thing I noticed, was that the tap list was big, perhaps too big: I ordered a 4oz. pour of imperial stout, and the bartender, bless his heart, couldn’t remember which tap handle it had belonged to. They do have a monstrous miscellany, but only a 1/4 I’d say of the choices are limited local items, while the rest are pretty typical widely-available craft picks that any decent gas station would have. The burger I had was juicy, and memorable. I’d go again, but this is a lot to wrap my head around. Comfy, but congested.
halfonit (80) Fall River, Massachusetts | August 26, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice little something different in Manchester. Has a good staff that actually has beer knowledge, and their selection of brews is pretty descent. They have daily specials that won’t break the wallet for both food and beer. If you feel like relaxing in a bar or dancing in a club, well this place has both. Boring Manchester needed a place like this.