Haverhill Beer Guide: Your Haverhill guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Haverhill

86 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“High quality beers on draft with good changeover. Nice wood bar is three sides of a square and situated within a family restaurant. The bar area itself is a bit dark. Crowded and boisterous (in a lively way, not an overcrowded way--could still hear myself think) midday on a Saturday with different sorts of people all having fun. Many taps. Many TVs, food looked good though I didn't have any. The bartender was fantastic--personable and helpful with beer selection for a flight (4 for $10).“
tfontana 1376 days ago
74 /100 77 WASHINGTON ST
“Part of the hospitality group that owns the Barking Dog and the Ale House both in Amesbury. I’m never in Haverhill, but its spaciousness is certainly more attractive than either of the Amesbury bars. You won’t find anything here for less than $7. I didn’t even find anything that really made me mouth water, but I do remember Lunch being offered a while back.“
radarsock 1980 days ago
78 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Nice rotating offering with many taps decent food and normal to slightly high prices. Service is good and bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable.“
Chalumeaux 2386 days ago
68 /100
One Stop Market (Grocery Store)
651 BROADWAY
“Been a customer for years now. The owner has newly renovated the entire place. The inside has more cooler space with brand new floor and shelving that gives everything a clean and more organized look. The deli where you could grab a sandwich is also new and clean and relocated to the other side of the store. If you are anywhere in the area it really is worth a look. Distribution in MA is 5000 times better then New Hampshire so if your traveling through NH. Stop here to grab your beer.“
AirForceHops 2608 days ago
76 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“My third trip here yesterday for lunch on a surprise day off. Big open square room with a square bar off to the right as you walk in. Local almost diner vibe with well worn booths and contractors drinking lunch. 36 taps all quality with many available at the one stop next door. Macro bottles and decent pub grub make up the rest of the menu. The 5 tap sampler is a great deal. A burger a sandwich and wings were mostly enjoyed by our group, gravy drizzled fries oh hell yeah. Service seemed attentive. Pricing is a bit high but kind of expected nowadays for a quality tap selection in the area. I’d go back.“
johnnnniee 2717 days ago
78 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Nice neighborhood bar and restaurant with very good burgers and onion rings. Lots of wood, plenty of tvs, friendly servers and 36 taps covering a wide range of styles. Best value is a flight of any four drafts - 5oz each, for $10. Get an "around the block card" and earn swag for each 36 pints you try.“
WillRunForBeer 3081 days ago
78 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Pretty nice establishment to grab a burger and beer. The burger I eat was cooked to my liking with lots of toppings. The draft list is very solid and rotates often and it is easy to tell whoever puts the list together knows what they are doing and cares about the beer. Fresh local selections and a national distro, but ALL craft. No filler taps. The service was not bad but I could tell they catered to the local regulars. I was in there on a slow Thursday lunch hour and only a total of three people at the bar. The bartender barely spoke to me while she chatted up the locals on their lunch break. Oh well, I still would return based on the draft list and burgers. The pricing is about right for this area of New England.“
AirForceHops 3099 days ago
70 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Visited in November 2009 for NERAX so didn’t spend much time in the brewpub itself. Seemed like a pleasant downtown spot in a nice old building with a pubby feel and plenty of their own beers on tap. Must visit again to get a better feel. Easily accessible by train from Boston although buying a ticket was a slight challenge at the the ticket window, mainly due to my UK "Haver-hill" pronunciation (there’s a place in England with the same name). The preferred local pronunciation seems to be "Hay-vrill"“
chriso 3144 days ago
82 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Nice selection of 36 beers on draft combined with comfort food menu.“
Berard 3217 days ago
80 /100 77 WASHINGTON ST
“After a few visits I have nothing but good things to say about this establishment. Both times I eat the food was above average which is a plus. They have a solid draft list of 40 taps and 2 cask pumps. The drafts rotate often and even the biggest beer nerds can find something they haven’t had. ( I have always been able to get 2 or 3 different every visit) I will be a repeat customer because of the draft list and food.So far all the staff has been good and tries to use proper glassware whenever possible. You really should give it a try if you are anywhere in the area.“
AirForceHops 3244 days ago
74 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“After stopping in here many times spread out of the course of years, time to rate this place. The food menu has greatly improved since my last visit. My grilled chicken sandwich was well made and my buddy’s Poutine was enjoyed as well. The bartender was friendly, witty and gave free tasters of whatever we asked for. He even knows what he is selling which is always a plus when selling craft brews. (not the case in all small New England places) The beers are up and down in taste, guessing it’s mostly your own palate. I will return here based on the updated menu and to try a few more brews of course.“
AirForceHops 3278 days ago
74 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Nothing spectacular for beer or food though a few of the brews and a couple of the dishes are above average - recommend the Sassy Rabbit with Goat Cheese and Chicken Flatbread. The great thing about this place is the outside seating on their huge back deck. Prices are more reasonable than most brewpubs as well.“
BroSpud 3398 days ago
62 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Can’t particularly say that I’m much of a fan of this place, but because of the facts that it’s an accessibly easy spot to meetup with folks and it closes late for Essex County standards, it serves its purposes as a decent downtown function that nobody would disagree to dropping in on. The building is located three minutes by foot from the MVRTA/Washington Square Transit Station and just about everyone you bump into on the street either knows where it is, or is on their way there. But the employees and bartenders strangely remind me of a cast from a quirky 90s late-night sitcom: there’s the invasive drifter who acts as if he just smoked too much pot and asks questions along the same lines; there’s the pretty yet unmemorable girl who secretly wants to join the circus but bar-tends in the meantime to make ends meet; there’s the guy who resembles a famous move actor and can’t help but hit on intoxicated women at the bar. A fun bunch of ragtag misfits whose behavior, at least in the times I was present, mirrored those of the customers. It’s dimly-lit, and that’s a plus for me, but it also happens to be kind of cluttered which is a shame as it has so much space. The food was filling but uninteresting and bland. If they have something good and limited on tap, I think it’s worth checking out, but if there’s nothing new and/or desirable, I simply wouldn’t go. Or maybe I would, but I don’t think I’d get a beer. It depends.“
radarsock 3398 days ago
80 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“We went on the 1st of June, a blisteringly hot day for New England, and were fortunate that it was only half a mile off 495, taking Exit 50 it was less than what seemed like four minutes of driving. It’s right off the road, children. No problem getting to. The building reminded me a Middle-earth tavern: its stonework was intricate and looked weathered and quite old. I got a booth from one of the waitresses in the back. The tables had these wonderful, colorful leaf designs imprinted into the wood. We did wait a little longer than we would’ve liked to, for the hostess taking our orders and for our food, but our meals had made up for it. You can customize your burgers here, switch ingredients for something else more desirable. The tap list wasn’t exactly "insane", but it was wholly accommodating to everyone’s needs as they have a nice variety of styles. Moderately priced, too. I will be back. Hopefully the wait won’t be an issue next time.“
radarsock 3412 days ago
76 /100
One Stop Market (Grocery Store)
651 BROADWAY
“This is tucked away on Rt 97 on the western outskirts of Haverhill and looks unassuming upon first glance. It is a convenience store with a package store license. First of all there were several shelves of bombers featuring many regionals and a number of names I had not seen before. They give a discount if you buy so many (I think 6) bombers. The shelves are jammed with bombers and you have to walk all around the shelves to see them all. There were a few oddities or limited circulation brews. In the back there is a macros beer cooler and a beer cave. Mix & match 6 packs are allowed when you pick from a specific shelf but there was a wide array of choices on that shelf. There were many pots of freshly brewed Green Mountain coffee for sale if you wanted to buy your brews and take a coffee for the road. It is located next to a restaurant called the Grill Next Door, which has some 45-50 craft brews on tap itself. So you can grab comfort food next door and then go beer shopping when you are finished. How ideal is that? It small in size but big in quality. Worth the visit if you are in this area.“
puboflyons 3506 days ago
86 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Terrific little spot with a great selection of beer and the kitchen specializes in comfort foods (burgers and specialty fries are probably their biggest sellers). It’s appropriate for the family, so if you want to bring the kids out to eat and get a quality beer for yourself, this is the spot.“
BPSports 3514 days ago
80 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Nice brew pub close to the station, great outside terrace where you can watch the world go by on sunny days. Excellent beer (especially the Leather lips IPA) good food and service.“
lambic 3632 days ago
94 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“The ever-changing craft on draft is amazing. 328 different beers in 2the years! Join the ever-changing beer club is my advice“
Brewtender 3786 days ago
56 /100
Academy Liquors (Beer Store)
699 S MAIN ST
“This is a typical Massachusetts package store but it has branched out into offering more crafts and regional favorites. There is one dry aisle devoted to crafts with such regional favorites as Clown Shoes, Wachusetts, Samuel Adams, and CBC as well as your standard Belgian and European imports. There are three coolers with beer in them but otherwise the store is mainly a hard liquor and wine store. You get an occasional surprise find.“
puboflyons 3867 days ago
54 /100 400 LOWELL AVE, STE 2
“Located in the Westgate Plaza next to Market Basket and close to a Chunky’s Movie Theater, this place is your typical Massachusetts package store with about 95% hard liquor and wine and 5% beer. Their beer selection is not extraordinary but it is not terrible. Macros rule the day but they carry a number regional favorites such as Ipswich, Haverhill, and Berkshire. They have a small shelf toward the back of the store where they display beers by country or state of origin. Beers are mainly shelved or refrigerated by brewer not style. I prefer that method. The staff are cordial and they will help you if asked but they do not go out of their way to do so. Every once in a while you find an oddity for a cheap price like one time I found an 8-pack of Little Kings Cream Ale 7 ouncers selling for $1.99! But for the most part they sell what is readily available elsewhere. I visit this store frequently because I spend a lot of time in Haverhill and I can pick up a few beers here that I cannot find in N.H. But I would not call it a destination bottle shop.“
puboflyons 3972 days ago
74 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Stopped here on a Tuesday afternoon for a few pints. It was a little chilly, so just sat inside at the bar (didn’t get to see the nice patio area that the other reviewers mention). Overall, a pretty chill place to sit back and enjoy a beer, watch some sports on TV. There is a fairly large tap list (8 or so; about 1/2 are their regulars) with some interesting styles here and there (altbier, maibock, baltic porter) plus a cask offering. All the beers I tried were quite enjoyable. I didn’t order any food. Overall, a place I enjoyed and would visit again.“
LilBeerDoctor 4174 days ago
94 /100
The Grill Next Door (Restaurant)
653 BROADWAY
“Run by a beer connoisseur, the rotating beers on tap will always provide something new to discover. The wait staff are trained to be knowledgeable about their beer. This excellent beer selection is matched by good service and decent food.“
DrUnknown 4216 days ago
78 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“From what I saw Haverhill is a pretty ugly little town but the pub is located in what appears to the nice downtown “touristy” strip. Don’t drive around like we did looking for a parking on the street, there’s parking in the back. Inside is pretty nice clean pub. The huge back patio sits over 100. Overall the pub is surprisingly nice and big for such a below-the-radar little town. Food ranges from basic burger/pizza to more elaborate dishes. Most meals are in the $10 to $20 range. I had a quesadilla and the girlfriend had a seafood plate and we were both very satisfied. Selection when I was there was 8 housebrew taps. Haverhill Brewery make some fine brews, from very light session beer to strong Belgian ale. This is a good brewpub and most beer you drink there will range from good to excellent. Good service. They sell a few bottles to go. This place is definitely worth a little detour.“
Glouglouburp 4703 days ago
68 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“A town out of the Seventies, accessible by train. Parking was OK. The brewpub also gave you that feeling of a town from long ago, with a good view of the river from the back patio. A couple of tables up front, and a classic decent sized bar. The beer here is good, and a worthwhile stop if you are passing by. We had to time the trip, as it is not open everyday, noteably not on Monday’s. Service was fine. The cask beer was very good, and a good range of selection of styles, no guest taps.“
Sammy 4830 days ago
48 /100
One Stop Market (Grocery Store)
651 BROADWAY
“OK, first is first. Selection is awesome for this tiny place and beer prices are reasonable. That aside, it’s a dive convienience store with a sub shop. One of their specialties is supposed to be brewing supplies. Upon arrival, I found that not only did they have a very small selection of brewing supplies which lacked some of the most basic of items (couldn’t even score a 1 gallon brewing jug), but I have yet to meet an employee there that has any idea about brewing. The brewing items are all coated in dust and their freshness is undoubtedly questionable. I have yet to sample the food there. Good place to go in a pinch if you need sanitizer or an airlock but that’s it.“
VikingMetalGod 4844 days ago
70 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“This place had a rustic look to it with a nice wooden bar. I ate and drank at the bar rather than in the main restaurant. From the bar I had a good view of the brewing tanks. Several flat tube TV’s were on the wall along with a projection TV and patrons could watch the KENO numbers on another TV. There were eight brews available including, when I went, the seasonal Pumpkin Eater beer. The bartenders were friendly as were the waitresses. But even so, on a fairly slow Saturtday night, service was a bit slow. The menu seemed wide ranging and the prices were about average to above average. The spinach/artichoke dip I tried was gooey and very sour creamy. But the charbroiled burgers was excellent. I would go again but order a different appetizer.“
puboflyons 5099 days ago
70 /100
One Stop Market (Grocery Store)
651 BROADWAY
“A small corner of the store is dedicated to beer, but they have a pretty surprising selection and decent prices. I walked out of there the other day with a Stone Bitter Chocolate Stout, Rogue Chocolate Stout, Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher, Rochefort Trappist 10 and a few Unibrou’s. A lot of desirable beer crammed into a small area.“
gameface23 5183 days ago
76 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“We visited The Tap on a nice sunny day and got to sit on the rear terrasse that gave a nice view on the Merrimac river. The food was decent and the service was good. Now the beer, the brewpub had 8 beers on tap including the main attraction : the Leatherlips IPA which is very good. This place is definitely worth a visit once in a while.“
beerbuzzmontreal 5228 days ago
72 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Établissement visité le samedi 17 mai vers 15h30. Ambiance: Musique soft rock en sourdine. Lors de ma visite des courses de chevaux étaient sur des écrans à l’intérieur. Petite terrasse à l’avant et immense terrasse à l’arrière donnant sur un stationnement public et la rivière Merrimack. Service: Sympathique sans plus. Sélection: 8 fûts maisons lors de mon passage. Nourriture: Pelures de pommes de terre comme bouchée, correct. (93e rating d’établissement)“
TaktikMTL 5251 days ago
88 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Located on a pretty cool street in downtown Haverhill, The Tap aka Haverhill Brewery is easy to find once you get parking which is on street. As you walk into the establishment you walk by the bar which is loaded with beer paraphernalia. The wood bar is filled with locals, possibly regulars, the atmoshpere is cozy and inviting, very nice. The main dining room has a brick interior, exposed pipe, fans and very high ceilings with pressed tin. As we walked in the place was half empty on a saturday night around 8:45, we sat down to eat and I ordered the cask, "what is a cask" my waitress asked I tell her what it is and she still doesn’t know what I’m talking about so I order a regular pint. A few mintues later she comes back and tells me she ask the manager what a cask ale was and that it would be tapped that friday, so I was happy she asked. Besides that she was very friendly and a great waitress. I ordered the burger and fries to go with my Leatherlips IPA which was nice, and my wife had the wild mushroom ravioli which she paried with the pumpkin ale and all the food and beers were great. The prices are good, for entrees, desserts, and beer overall. I definitely with be heading back again. “
fbennett 5777 days ago
94 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“We got there too late for dinner, but the menu looked very tasty. Very nice ambience in an old brick building in a cool little downtown neighborhood. Very homey feeling at the bar with a view of the brewery’s guts through a window on the side. Brian, our bartender, went above and beyond the call of duty answering questions about the beer, Massachusetts, New England, pronunciation, and a myriad of other matters. He was a pleasure to talk to and if I lived in Haverhill, I know that The Tap would be where my butt would be parked in most of my free time.“
Lumpy 5810 days ago
76 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Firstly, The Tap is in Have-rill, not Haver-hill. The passerbys that were asked for directions look at me askance initially with my New Yawk delivery. I guess it’s a Peabody pronunciation thing. Anyway, finally got here and the beer did not disappoint. The food was fine, just the normal bar food fare and the service was friendly and accomodating. I would definately go back if the opportunity arose.“
Thaichile 5832 days ago
76 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“I’ve been here about a dozen times since it’s opening , though I’ve bene about 8 times within the last 4 months. Really love this place, can’t say enough about how great it ties into downtown, great river view from the deck, inside is old world converted manufactoring mill with lots of wood and cool fixtures. Food is always solid and goes beyond traditional pub fare. Beer has always been great even though they’ve had three brewers in the past 3 years..that said all 3 brewers are fantasic in their own right.Great place, wish I lived closer.“
dirtymike 5882 days ago
74 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“I’ve been here twice. about a year apart. Located in downtown area lots of classic industrail northeast mill buildings around. A short walk from the Haverhill commuter rail station. Nice interior, Bar is darkwood and brick with some murals on walls of local/nautical scenes. Seperate dining area has dark wood panels. Seperate function room downstairs. Black & white tile floor and seperate bar area. Nice deck in the back that overlooks the Merrimack river. Tap handles all are old shoe molds. Both times I’ve sat at the bar. Service was good both times. Beers when I visited lat time were The Haverale Whittier White Union Jack Leather Lips ipa Nut Brown Doublelips Imperial I.P.A. Berliner weisse Oatmeal stout . I’ve just had burgers when I’ve been there, they’ve been good both times. Worth a visit if oyu’re in the area.“
OldGrowth 5929 days ago
74 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Located in downtown haverhill on the main drag, this brewpub stood out in my mind because of the deck in the back. Huge deck, overlooking the Merrimack river. Although I was there at night, I am thinking it would be a great place to get a drink and sit outside on a nice warm day. The inside is nice with exposed brick, and seemed to have an English theme(the decor, not beer). Beer ranged from average to exceptional, the best being the Leatherlips IPA in my opinion. Bartender was very friendly and was very knowledgable about beer. Would go back if I was passing through.“
hophead75 5979 days ago
78 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Beautiful location. The food was excellent along with the beer. The beer selection was limited to the 8 locally brewed on tap.“
maniac 6132 days ago
66 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Big room with high ceiling, has both the fire station and the new england feel. Another brewpub that easily as much a restaurant than a beer establishment, though the decoration lets you know the latter is important. Good beers globally, though they would have passed unnoticed without the IPA which seems to be a regular in their lineup. I’d definitely be interested to return when they have other seasonals. Weak, slow, uncaring service on that particular evening.“
Rastacouere 6386 days ago
68 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Nice place, warm, welcoming English-y ambiance in an old building in downtown Haverhill. I visited with MartinT, Rastacouere, tiggmtl so I’m not going to repeat their comments about the poor service...I agree that the food is excellent and the beers interesting, if not 100% successful. Definitely a place worthy of revisiting.“
muzzlehatch 6393 days ago
70 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Warm, wood panelled restaurant with a long bar and good views into the brewery/fermentation rooms with clean bathrooms. Beer quality ranged from fair to excellent but all were worth a try. Food was excellent. Only problem was the slow and forgetful, albeit friendly service from our server and the barmaid that served an incorrect beer (nitro stout - should have been a cask brown ale) and refused to exchange it saying that we were mistaken...“
tiggmtl 6397 days ago
68 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Above average restaurant food in a casual but refined atmosphere in downtown Haverhill. Beers are all very well-brewed, the Leatherlips IPA standing out amongst the crowd as a world-class IPA. Overall an above average brewpub experience, certainly one of the best in Massachusetts. The terrace out back must be wonderful in the heat of summer even though there is a parking lot between it and the river.“
MartinT 6399 days ago
80 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“Very cool cobbler theme to the whole place, clean, good service, good food, and good beer. Great/unique selection of some more non-traditional styles. More than just your typical IPA/Amber/Pale/Porter brewpub. Cool location, and a historic town to boot. Excited to try some cask offerings on Friday night.“
ClarkVV 6449 days ago
82 /100 100 WASHINGTON STREET
“They don’t get any better than this ! The beers brewed onsite are served from the maturation tanks and are amazing, In my opinion the people from Cologne Germany would like this bar as the beers are Fresh &; and tasty. Food is great, the service and friendliness unmatched. They should have their Altbeer on now and it was a super sample when I tried it a couple of weeks ago, albeit not entirely ready, but the brewer offered me a taste, just because I had seen its label on the maturation vessel when I headed for the return station. Location is oposite the T Station, accesible from Boston North Station.“
marcusm 6659 days ago
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