Port Street Beer House

4.85/5.0 49 reviews
bar
39-41 Port Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M1 2EQ

0161 237 9949
  portstreetbeerhouse.co.uk
Mo-Th 16.00-24.00; Fr 16.00-24.00; Sa 12.00-01.00; Su 12.00-24.00

Mayor: ManVsBeer (25) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At Port Street Beer House

NameABVEntered
Siren Vanilla Weisse4%4/28/2016
Roosters Rakau Pale Ale3.9%4/25/2016
Magic Rock Un-Human Cannonball11%4/24/2016
Squawk Pale Ale Galena Columbus4.7%4/22/2016
Cromarty / Buxton Cominí Throí the Rye7.4%4/21/2016
Buxton Dubbel7%4/20/2016
Hopcraft Citra Plus5.4%4/17/2016
Quantum Milk Stout5%4/16/2016
Northern Monk / Mad Hatter Leeds To Liverpool11%3/31/2016
Brass Castle Tail Gunner4%3/27/2016
Brass Castle / Half Moon Lunatic5.2%3/25/2016
Squawk Bean Brothers Espresso Stout6.5%3/25/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 Keyworthís Mid Lager4.8%3/24/2016
Brass Castle Cliffhanger3.8%3/23/2016
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner5.2%3/17/2016
Five Points IPA7.1%3/8/2016
Hawkshead Hop Black5.6%3/7/2016
Northern Monk Life On Mild6.2%3/4/2016
Cloudwater Winter Range - Dr Rudi Lager4.8%3/4/2016
Cloudwater Lapsang Lichtenhainer3.6%3/3/2016
Blackjack Dead Manís Hand4.1%3/1/2016
High Peak Porter4.8%2/27/2016
Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2015 Triple Spiked Brett9.8%2/18/2016
BAD Whiter Shade of Pale3.4%2/14/2016
Celt Experience Otherworld Batch 1 - Amber4.5%2/9/2016
Arbor PSBH Bomb4.7%2/7/2016
Chorlton Rakau Sour5.2%2/6/2016
Squawk Passion Fruit Saison5.1%2/5/2016
Vocation Lost & Found5.3%2/4/2016
Squawk / Runaway / Track 5 Alive4.4%2/4/2016
8 Wired iStout10.5%2/3/2016
Pűhjala ÷Ų10.5%1/28/2016
Cloudwater Winter Range - Brown Ale4.8%1/11/2016
Cloudwater Winter Range - ESB6.5%1/11/2016
First Chop PUD5.2%1/8/2016
Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen8.6%12/19/2015
Crooked Stave / Hawkshead Key Lime Tau (2π)7%12/18/2015
Fullerís Golden Pride (Cask)8.5%12/11/2015
Wild Weather Peach of a Day3.4%11/12/2015
Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake7.4%11/12/2015
Magic Rock / Against The Grain Rhubarbarella7%11/12/2015
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down8.2%11/12/2015
Against the Grain Kamen Knuddeln6.5%10/21/2015
Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo7.5%10/21/2015
Totally Brewed Sorachi Mango IPA6%10/21/2015
Celt Experience Chieftain Batch I - Amarillo4.1%10/18/2015
Vocation Bread & Butter3.9%10/12/2015
Mad Hatter Tzatziki Sour4.5%9/24/2015
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt13%9/24/2015
Fallen Chew Chew6%9/2/2015
Almanac Saison Dolores6.8%8/27/2015
Heretic Evil Twin6.8%8/12/2015
Siren / Magic Rock Mrs. Brown 9.5%7/30/2015
Vocation Heart & Soul4.4%7/30/2015
Squawk / Track Mango & Passionfruit Pale4.7%7/30/2015
Squawk Bean Brothers Espresso Stout (Bourbon Barrel)6.5%7/22/2015
Siren / B. Nektar Uncle Zester8.5%7/15/2015
Firestone Walker Pale 31 4.9%7/6/2015
Hopcraft Deutsch Projekt4.5%7/4/2015
The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Ella6.9%7/3/2015
Nůmada / Northern Monk Frate Nero9.5%7/2/2015
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze6%6/21/2015
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace7.6%6/20/2015
Siren / Crooked Stave All Bretts Are Off4.5%6/20/2015
Brewsmith Pale4.2%6/20/2015
Buxton / Arizona Wilderness Bitter Recognize (Buxton Edition)6.7%6/4/2015
Moor Sloe Walker8%5/28/2015
Quantum Air Force Gator6.2%5/28/2015
Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA9.5%5/28/2015
Mad Hatter Fatter Stout9.5%5/23/2015
Wylam Haxan6.2%5/22/2015
Five-Oh Farmhouse Stout6.5%5/14/2015
Mad Hatter Occultation6.8%5/14/2015
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%5/14/2015
Hopcraft Mosaic Pale Ale5.2%5/13/2015
Alphabet Canadian Chainsaw Massacre4.8%5/9/2015


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ManVsBeer  (1677) Hebden Bridge, England | January 15, 2013| Updated February 3, 2016
Has a great selection of beers and ales that cover the entire downstairs bar and none of the regular taps that you see if the majority of pubs up and down the country. The only downside to this are the inflated prices to cover the extra costs of transporting these beers, although the ales are more expensive than other local outlets too and Iíve seen a lot of the same beers at other places for £1-£2 less . The setting is a small building set on three levels in a short terrace row in Manchesterís Northern Quarter. The decor makes good spartan use of the building giving it a modern look in an old building. The decor is mainly beer related paraphernalia and seating is on two floors with a beer garden for warmer days.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1107) London, England | April 22, 2012
A popular modern bar with a great choice of world class beers on tap and in bottle. The Port Street Beer House was extremely busy on the Friday and Saturday evenings when we visited, with standing room only, even in the upstairs room. We went back at opening time on the Sunday and got a table downstairs by one of the two large windows. It was soon very busy again, but the service was efficient. Itís a modern, minimalistic bar, with the walls painted in a matt sage green and some pump clips and beer mats on the beams. There are 15 keg taps, with beer served in pints, halves and thirds. The resident guest casks are from Dark Star, Thornbridge and Magic Rock. When we were there it was Welsh week (iechyd da!) and there was a meet the brewer event with Marble planned for the following week. Iíve noticed that outside London meet the brewer evenings tend to be ticketed. At Port Street the tickets were £8, including five samples and snacks. Not surprisingly, it was sold out. The impressive bottle list had over 50 from the USA, 25 from Belgium, 12 from Germany, ten from Norway (all Nogne O), five from Denmark (all Mikkeller) and ten others including a couple each from Italy, de Molen and Budvar. Amongst the twenty or so bottles from the UK, BrewDog dominated but there were also high quality and interesting more local brews such as Marble, Hardknott, Red Willow and Summer Wine. They also had six ciders. Take away bottles were on offer at six for the price of five or six at full price with a free jute bag thrown in. (Last visited 22 January 20012).
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | September 13, 2014
Not hard to see why itís as popular as it is. A great selection of cask and draught from breweries UK wide. Iíd concur that try timing your visit outside the peak hours (if youíre a visitor). Extensive bottle list although some bottles are dated far from their best. Knowledgeable staff. A modern beer bar that feels very similar to its London counterparts.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (916) London, England | March 25, 2016
A great spot in central Manchester. Solid range on cask and keg, with an emphasis on local/regional breweries, along with continental lager. Nice selection in bottles, maybe 30, with breweries from farther afield. The place itself is clean and neatly laid out, with outdoor seating in front on the sidewalk and out back in the garden. Decent service. Good value, and 1/3 pint pours offered. Free wifi. This place does everything well. A must-visit in Manchester.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (891) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 26, 2015
We visited the Port Street Beer House twice over the weekend, once during the afternoon on Friday 17th April 2015 and again with Georgia and Dom on the Saturday. This pub is in the Northern Quarter, you turn a corner (another pub on the corner but forgot the name) and the pub is on the left, if you wander off into one of the nearby car parks youíll have gone too far. The pub does not really look much from the outside, I canít see that it even looks that appealing but on both occasions we went it was a really lively and bustling place. You enter via a short corridor and turn right into a good sized room with seating by the windows with a couple more stools and high tables scattered about, a couple of pillars in the centre obscured the possibility of viewing the whole room from where we sat (tucked away in a little alcove near the door). On entering this room the bar is straight ahead, it was never less than pretty busy at the bar on both of our visits but the staff behind the bar worked really hard and were great with folk regarding helping them with advice on what to choose. Talking of choice, it was superb, there was a fantastic keg and cask range with Danish and US beers complimenting the cream of the UK beer scene at the moment Magic Rock Unhuman Cannonball, Buxton Two Tons DIPA etc on offer. This place reminded me a little of The Grove in Huddersfield, we both really liked it, the ambience was excellent and the balance between locals, beer seekers and tourists was spot on. Prices were fair but I guess for some they might be a bit too close to London prices which is to be expected for such quality. We joined a chap at his table and had a really nice discussion about the current beer scene. I am not the least bit surprised this is number uno in town, it is fully deserving of this elevated status, it is a superb pub.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WingmanWillis  (810) , England | July 15, 2014
Visited in July. Situated a 5 min walk from Piccadilly in the Northern Quarter this place is quite easy to miss as doesnít look very bar-like. Has beer garden out back and 2 floors of seating. A good range of cask and craft beer from all over the place. Feratures beers from IndyMan Brew Co recently too. Definitely worth a visit. Prices are not the norm for the locality.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (643) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 10, 2012
I had been warned to visit this place during off-peak hours. Luckily, I listened. Even with an upstairs seating area, this pubís pretty tiny. The ambiance is a little pokey, with plenty of beer-related bric-a-brac. The selectionís indeed quite strong. The keg options offered imports from the likes of Toccalmatto and Schlenkerla. Cask options included stuff from Dark Star and Moor. The bottle list was small, but strong. All 4 Armand seasons were available alongside stuff from Alesmith, Kernel etc. Frankly, the selection looks a lot like Cask Pub & Kitchenís, and Iíd bet they use the same distributor. Unfortunately, the condition of the one cask beer I tried was poor (a total diacetyl bomb). The service was friendly, but they should have noticed the condition of the beer before serving it to me. The valueís quite decent. Overall, while this place is very good, I feel thereís a few ways the pub could be improved a bit. You get no indication that youíre drinking in a Manchester pub when you walk into Port Street. For instance, thereís no local beers available. In its present form, Port Street feels like a craft bar in Manchester, not a craft bar of Manchester. Still, this is a really nice place. If I lived in Manchester, Iím sure Iíd visit often.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (607) Croydon, England | October 7, 2012
Port Street Beer House truly is one of the best craft beer bars in the UK. Itís spread over a couple of floors and unsurprisingly tends to be rather busy. The place is a mecca to those of a craft beer persuasion. They have a wide selection of both keg and cask beer covering UK microbrews (Summer Wine, Marble, Thornbridge etc) and other great world-wide breweries (Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Stone....). The bottle selection is also extensive and the range reminds me a lot of Cask Pub & Kitchen in London (I imagine they have similar suppliers). Particular highlights include an extensive Drie Fonteinen range and large BrewDog back-catalogue. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable in those things beer-related. A must visit!
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham  (601) Halden, Norway | July 7, 2015
How how what a splendid selection! If you first are in, you may not get out. Lovely cousy place with a solid! selection. Nice patio also. 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly. Highly recommended. It can not be many better places around.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (596) TromsÝ, Norway | August 6, 2012| Updated August 7, 2012
Even though the pub was very busy and crowded at my visit early on a Saturday evening, I could very well see that this is a kind of heaven for beer drinkers. Apart for a huge list of interesting bottled beers there were about 10 hand-pumped cask ales from local microbreweries in addition to quite a few on taps. I had four cask ales, all of them in excellent condition. They had an American craft beer festival going on at the time of my visit in early July. I would love to come back and spend some more time in this modern characterized place, however it should be better to come here earlier in the daytime for real beer enjoyments (visited, 07.07.2012).

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