Thirsty Moose Tap House - Portsmouth

Mayor: thepatrickman (4) | Taps: 112 | Bottles: 30
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (787) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 26, 2016
I defintey agree with those that say this place has a sports bar vibe what with all the massive flat screened tvís all tuned to games. Still with over 100 taps of solid local and national craft, thereís a lot to choose from. I thought the bar staff was pleasant enough to converse with and the prices were reasonable for the area. The big draw is that itís one of the few places that stays open late every night. Iíd probably go back if I was in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman  (28) Durham, New Hampshire | April 11, 2016
PROS: Huge selection (110+ taps), including some great craft beers tucked away behind a lot of regular distribution stuff (in the last few months Iíve had Bourbon County Barleywine and Allagash Jim Bean on draft); surprisingly good pub grub (seriously -- check out the wings and the burgers). CONS: First and foremost, itís a hyped-up sports bar -- dozens of TVs everywhere, no windows, and an industrial warehouse vibe. The crowd can be pretty rowdy, too. The service has gotten a lot better over the last couple of years, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee  (140) Bedford, New Hampshire | December 16, 2015
I stopped in here with the wife after a comedy show around the corner. It was 10 ish on a Friday night so the place was kind of packed and we were starving. They seated us pretty quickly near the bar. Lots of taps but the beer geek in me struggled to find something new or exotic. Founders Breakfast Stout and Great North IPA did satisfy my thirst. The service was pretty good, and my burger was tasty. Pricing about what I expect from a craft beer bar. I didnít really dig the loud frat party vibe I got from this place. Iíd go back if they had something I wanted on tap, but maybe in the afternoon. Maybe Iím just getting old.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE  (40) North Berwick, Maine | June 9, 2015
Nice brewpub. Good selection on tap. Decent service.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | February 10, 2014
College crowd, tons of beer on tap. the locals adn big distro beers. A decent bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314  (38) Connecticut | November 30, 2013
Stopped here outta the blue because of the 160 taps. Got some interesting beers. Nothing really rare or difficult to get but some nice beers. More of a college bar type atmosphere. A big plus was the 90s rap mix all night. Not bad.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
BeerFlavoredBeer  (17) New Hampshire | April 10, 2013
The tap list is pretty much just everything they can easily lay their hands on from the distributors. Not a lot of effort put towards getting kegs from the little guys in NH. The food is good, nothing stand-out. The service was the problem, each time I went. The place really is run more like a regular bar than a beer bar - to most of the staff it seemed like it was all just beer. Just a broad umbrella. If youíre going to cash in on the craft beer craze, please at least make an effort to get people who know what they are serving (and hopefully love drinking it, themselves) and how to serve it. And for goodness-sake, stop serving me the wrong beers! If a beer is out, just say so. Donít substitute with something that you think will fool me. Thatís certainly what it felt like. Step up your game, guys. Train your staff. Manage your kegs better. Right now thereís a distinct lack of dedication and true love for craft beer in the place. Itís just another restaurant, albeit with a tap list that sends most beer neophytes into a coma.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
yeastlords  (2) Quebec | October 8, 2012
Iím from canada and I love beer,good beer! That being said, almost all good american beers donít make it in Quebec. So when I saw the selection at the thirsty moose, I nearly fainted. I was like a kid in a candy store. I didnít eat there and frankly the decor faded in the background, cause I was sitting at the bar in admiration of all those taps. Great beer place!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jtw  (27) farmington, Michigan | September 7, 2012
Over 100 taps over different beers. Right downtown, with lots of TVs including a big projection screen, great for watching football on the weekend. All the beers were categorized by style with accurate brewer/location information which was surprising to see.

Good service and pleasant waitresses, and although I didnít eat, my friends had positive reviews of their burgers.

Feels like a great sports bar with a huge tap list. I would have no problem camping here all weekend and working my way down the list...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (638) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
100 something taps available, with anything they can get their hands on coming into the state. I liked the bars, they were welcoming and the centerpieces of the location. I liked that they were emphasizing variety, a board listing IPAs, a board listing wheat beers, etc. To improve, they can start a beer cellar for themselves.

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