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Beer Available At Port Street Beer House (arranged by most recent)
Magic Rock Un-Human Cannonball 99, Blackjack Native Sun , Cloudwater Farmhouse Radler , Magic Rock Clown Juice 95, Mad Hatter Rhubarb & Custard , Buxton Rednik Stout 94, Siren Love of Work 90, Runaway Rye IPA , Cloudwater Bergamot Hopfen Weisse , Wild Beer Millionaire 89, Redwillow Heartless 84, Mad Hatter / PSBH R&R , Magic Rock Bearded Lady Pedro Ximťnez BA 99, To ōl Sort Mślk 100, Amager / Prairie Tulsa Twister 96, Fyne Ales Avalanche 88, Redwillow Timeless III , Clown Shoes Space Cake 99, Oedipus Luchtfietser 65, Rooie Dop 24/7 Session Ale 91
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ManVsBeer (1442) Hebden Bridge, England | January 15, 2013| Updated August 3, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Boudicca (900) London, England | April 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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).
nate2g (862) Boomtown!, Australia | September 13, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fin (697) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 26, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Brugmansia (463) Jylland, Denmark | February 18, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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 :-)
sic1314 (461) Leiden, Netherlands | March 9, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice modern place, great selection and good staff.
Rune (458) TromsÝ, Norway | August 6, 2012| Updated August 7, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
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).
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | October 7, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
visionthing (338) Oslo, Norway | February 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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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