Port Street Beer House (Free) | Manchester, Greater Manchester
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Port Street Beer House (Free)
Excellent based on 33 ratings
Type: Bar

39-41 Port Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M1 2EQ [ print map ]
0161 237 9949

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Hours: Tue-Thur 1600-0000; Fri 14-00; Sat 1200-0100; Sun 1200-0000; closed Mon.


Mayor: Nocturne (12) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 100+


Port Street Beer House (Free)

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Celt Experience / IndyManBeerCon íDouble Doseí , Buxton Double Axe 98, Moravka Premium 28, Quantum American Amber Ale 67, Tiny Rebel XLPA 91, Mad Hatter Baltic Porter , Bevog Baja Oatmeal Stout 96, Quantum IMBH IPA , Evil Twin Yang 97, Evil Twin Yin 99, Thornbridge Wild Swan 72, Founders Centennial IPA 99, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon (Draught) 58, Weird Beard Fade To Black 97, Top Out Staple 67, Burning Sky Arise 83, Siren Soundwave 97, Roosters YPA 59, Roosters Londinium 90, Siren White Tips 93
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33 reviews for Port Street Beer House (Free)
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  90%
 Value  65%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
wimpyjoe  (1286) Hebden Bridge, England | January 15, 2013| Updated August 3, 2014
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  (694) 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).
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (641) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | 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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (404) 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).
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (403) 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!
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (403) Charlottesville, Virginia | 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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (396) Jylland, Denmark | February 18, 2013
Visited this pub more than once, and itīs a great pub. Newer modern pub, in 2 floors, great beercelection, both on tap and the huge bottle selection. Both UK and from around the world. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and the beers in good condition. Absolutely wort a re-visit :-)
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (374) Leiden, Netherlands | March 9, 2013
Nice modern place, great selection and good staff.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (304) Oslo, Norway | February 21, 2013
Great selection of beer and a friendly atmosphere. Pretty crowded on a Friday evening, but we managed to get some seats upstairs. I liked the ambiance better downstairs than upstairs. Anyway the beer is in focus and it is an excellent place for decent beer. Both tap and bottle selection was very good. Fairly central location too. Well worth a visit and I will certainly come back if I go back to Manchester some day.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tim Webb  (203) Cambridge, England | May 2, 2012
Well itís the future, isnít it. Seriously ballsy beer list at ballsier prices justified solely because they can - wait till craft beers become mainstream in UK bars, hotels and restaurants. The most intelligent beer selection I have come across in the UK to date.

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