Port Street Beer House

39-41 Port Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester England M1 2EQ
bar  4.85/5.0 58 reviews
Mo-Th 16.00-24.00; Fr 14.00-24.00; Sa 12.00-01.00; Su 12.00-24.00

Mayor: ManVsBeer (82) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At Port Street Beer House

NameABVEntered
Track / Odyssey Santa Muerte9%2/19/2017
Brew York Maris the Otter3.9%2/16/2017
Beavertown Smog Rocket5.4%2/9/2017
Warpigs Cry For Help, Rick7.4%2/9/2017
Buxton Double Axe (Barrel Aged)10.4%2/9/2017
Cloudwater DIPA - v119%2/8/2017
Ilkley Pale4.2%2/5/2017
The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Ella Galaxy7%1/29/2017
Track Birthdays Was The Worst Days6%1/29/2017
Track Mojave4.3%1/29/2017
Mont Salève Export Stout7.5%1/25/2017
Victory Vital IPA6.5%1/25/2017
De la Senne Winter Mess8.5%1/25/2017
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - Mittelfrüh Lager4.8%1/25/2017
Boundary D’etre Silver Lining5.5%1/25/2017
Lines Line CA - Nelson Saison5.9%1/25/2017
Blackjack One Eyed Jack6%1/25/2017
Track Toba5.6%1/25/2017
Zapato Hi IPA5.2%1/25/2017
Bad Seed Cascade Pale Ale5.4%1/22/2017
Mallinsons Simcoe XL4.9%1/22/2017
Dark Star Winter Solstice4.2%1/13/2017
Track NZ SIPA4%1/3/2017
Wild Beer Wildebeest11%12/11/2016
Runaway Victorian Brown Stout6.4%12/1/2016
Thornbridge Beadeca’s Well5.3%11/20/2016
Redwillow Sleepless5.4%11/13/2016
Legitimate Industries Identity Theft5.3%11/13/2016
Roustabout Lumberjack5%11/8/2016
Redwillow Faithless 623.5%10/26/2016
Summer Wine Wingman4.6%10/24/2016
Against the Grain The Brown Note5%10/23/2016
Hopcraft / Waen Exchange Of Fluids 24.8%10/20/2016
Hawkshead ITI (Little) NZPA3.5%10/16/2016
Hopcraft / Grateful Deaf Damned Deaf IPA6.2%10/10/2016
Magic Rock Villainous Vienna IPA6.5%10/9/2016
Magic Rock / Fork & Brewer The Upside Down6%10/9/2016
Blackjack Mo Mild Mo Problem4%10/4/2016
Moor Revival3.8%10/2/2016
Howling Hops American Brown4%9/29/2016
Kirkstall BYB3.5%9/29/2016
Magic Rock / Against The Grain Rhubarbarella7%9/27/2016
Kirkstall Pale Ale4%9/26/2016
Mallinsons Brewers Gold3.7%9/25/2016
Vocation Chop & Change Azacca4.5%9/25/2016
Wild Beer Millionaire4.7%9/25/2016
Ashover Coffin Lane Stout5%9/22/2016
Blackjack C Ale5.2%9/20/2016
Siren / Hoppin’ Frog 5 - Alarm7.4%9/11/2016
Buxton Mango & Tangerine 7.2%9/7/2016
Wylam 001 Simcoe3.5%9/5/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - IPA Vic’s Secret6.5%9/1/2016
Mallinsons Mild Thing3.2%8/28/2016
Squawk Session IPA Amarillo4.6%8/28/2016
Blackjack The Pokies3.6%8/28/2016
Torrside Sandinista 7%8/26/2016
Thirst Class Penny Black IPA6.2%8/26/2016
Mad Hatter The Void and The Event12%8/25/2016
BFM √225 Saison6%8/25/2016
Torrside Slo Lat2.8%8/19/2016
Lost Industry Coconut Milk Stout4.8%8/17/2016
Torrside Jester Race4.9%8/16/2016
Moor PMA5.3%8/14/2016
Cloudwater DIPA - v79%8/13/2016
Cloudwater DIPA - v69%8/13/2016
Cloudwater / Kees Red Wine BA Autum Fruit Custard Porter7%8/7/2016
Fyne Ales / Magic Rock It’s Magic5%7/27/2016
Cloudwater / Magic Rock/ JW Lees Three’s Company 8.3%7/26/2016
Hawkshead Imperial Stout8.3%7/25/2016
Vocation Search & Rescue4.5%7/24/2016
Squawk Oat Pale Ale Junga Columbus5%7/20/2016
Kirkstall Saecularis6.6%7/19/2016
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale5.2%7/17/2016
Pilot Beer Orange / Green 5.1%7/17/2016
Burning Sky Aurora5.6%7/17/2016
Track Sonoma3.8%7/17/2016
Track Santiam IPA6.2%7/17/2016
Dry & Bitter / Bierol / Loncium Everybody Dance4.6%7/17/2016
Vocation Smash & Grab8.5%7/7/2016
Blackjack / Thornbridge Jaffa5.4%7/7/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - IPA Citra6.5%7/4/2016
Quantum Bolo Ligo6.4%7/1/2016
Squawk Small Pale Mosaic2.8%7/1/2016
Squawk IPA Eldorado6%7/1/2016
Quantum / Andy Pugh Black Country Victoriano3.7%6/28/2016
Against the Grain Jacque’s Trappe8.9%6/27/2016
Evil Twin Molotov Lite8.5%6/26/2016
Quantum / Buxton Mint Ball Mild4.1%6/23/2016
Ad Hop Taj Mahal7.3%6/17/2016
Squawk 1952 Lees Stout Clone3.7%6/15/2016
Kirkstall / Dry & Bitter Royal Mild5.9%6/14/2016
Squawk Pale El Dorado4%6/13/2016
Magic Rock Contortionist5%6/12/2016
Blackjack You Bet3.6%6/12/2016
Ashover Hummy4.4%6/12/2016
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/12/2016
Blackjack New Deck4.2%6/11/2016
Quantum / Northern Alchemy Smoked Paprika & Lemon5.3%6/8/2016
Weird Beard Tsujigiri6.2%6/7/2016
Roosters Red Baron5.7%6/6/2016


84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2701) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 1, 2016
Big place with one room downstairs, slightly quieter room upstairs and a small patio out back. Guy parked out from in his caravan - I want to be that guy. Service was OK despite the onslaught of the after-work crowd. Good variety of beers on, and interesting selection of bottles. Not sure if they had a bottle list, I didn’t ask - but most people were just squinting from the bar, so I think they don’t have one, but need one. Pricey. Great place.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ManVsBeer  (1806) Hebden Bridge, England | January 15, 2013| Updated February 3, 2016
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 I’ve 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 Manchester’s 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WingmanWillis  (1328) , England | July 15, 2014
Visited in July. Situated a 5 min walk from Piccadilly in the Northern Quarter this place is quite easy to miss as doesn’t look very bar-like. Has beer garden out back and 2 floors of seating. A good range of cask and craft beer from all over the place. Feratures beers from IndyMan Brew Co recently too. Definitely worth a visit. Prices are not the norm for the locality.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1178) Boomtown!, Australia | September 13, 2014
Not hard to see why it’s as popular as it is. A great selection of cask and draught from breweries UK wide. I’d concur that try timing your visit outside the peak hours (if you’re 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1171) 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. It’s 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. I’ve 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).
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (1065) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 26, 2015
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 you’ll have gone too far. The pub does not really look much from the outside, I can’t 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (1014) London, England | March 25, 2016
A great spot in central Manchester. Solid range on cask and keg, with an emphasis on local/regional breweries, along with continental lager. Nice selection in bottles, maybe 30, with breweries from farther afield. The place itself is clean and neatly laid out, with outdoor seating in front on the sidewalk and out back in the garden. Decent service. Good value, and 1/3 pint pours offered. Free wifi. This place does everything well. A must-visit in Manchester.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (721) Tromsø, 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).
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham  (711) Halden, Norway | July 7, 2015
How how what a splendid selection! If you first are in, you may not get out. Lovely cousy place with a solid! selection. Nice patio also. 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly. Highly recommended. It can not be many better places around.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (709) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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 pub’s pretty tiny. The ambiance is a little pokey, with plenty of beer-related bric-a-brac. The selection’s 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 & Kitchen’s, and I’d 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 value’s quite decent. Overall, while this place is very good, I feel there’s a few ways the pub could be improved a bit. You get no indication that you’re drinking in a Manchester pub when you walk into Port Street. For instance, there’s 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, I’m sure I’d visit often.

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