Port Street Beer House (Free) | Manchester, Greater Manchester
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Port Street Beer House (Free)
Excellent based on 29 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 (11) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 100+

Port Street Beer House (Free)

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Beer Available At Port Street Beer House (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Stillwater Folklore 97, Maximus Brutus 86, Alechemy Mosaic Burst 68, Blackjack Red Rye Saison 46, Ruhstaller Capt. 91, The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic Zeus , Heretic Shallow Grave Porter 97, Squawk IPA iii , Squawk Porter , Blackjack Stout 73, Weird Beard Fade to Black - Coconut 73, Summer Wine The Unholy Monk 77, Cromarty Red Rocker 93, Magic Rock The Stooge 87, Arbor Tiny The Welder 76, Thornbridge BiŤre de Garde 48, Toccalmatto B Space Invader 98, Redchurch Old Ford Export Stout 99, Brass Castle Heretic , Mad Hatter Farmhouse Saison 67
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29 reviews for Port Street Beer House (Free)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  79%
 Selection  91%
 Food  90%
 Value  66%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
wimpyjoe  (1211) Hebden Bridge, England | January 15, 2013
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 is the slightly inflated prices to cover the extra costs of transporting these beers, although the ales are more expensive than other local outlets too. 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 13, 2013
great selection, all interesting .. prices were a bit high but you got variety .. friendly staff .. nice back patio .. 2 floors .. busy place .. eccentric bottle selection (but pricey) .. easy to get to .. very nice place! .. only drawback is that the bathroom is on the 3rd floor, it takes the wind right out of you..
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (366) 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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 10/20
hopbomber  (32) Manchester, England | December 4, 2012| Updated January 20, 2014
Good selection of UK, USA, Belgian, Danish. The focus is on ícraftí modern beers. The prices for keg and bottle are eye watering and borderline offensive only worth a trip if they have something really special on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
AshtonMcCobb  (124) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 11, 2012
A great bar for the beer enthusiast, there is a huge selection of cool bottled beers and more interestingly and unusually, a lot of international beers on tap too.The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing.Didnít try any of the food but the service was fine and overall the experience was a good one.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
kaufmanised  (11) Tamworth, England | October 15, 2012
good selection of beers, and staff have a great knowledge
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (387) 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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (370) 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).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Thoor84  (23) , Iceland | May 8, 2012
Pretty much perfect for beer geeks. Love this place.. was there 3 night in a row, and just didnt want to go since there was always another ímust haveí beer. The selection is just amazing and the staff super friendly. dont go to manchester without a stop at port street beer house!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
Tim Webb  (201) 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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