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Thirsty Moose Taphouse

3.5
23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find

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Thirsty Moose Taphouse in Portsmouth entices guests to walk through the doors and into the embrace of a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The casual vibrancy and laidback charm make Thirsty Moose Taphouse the perfect spot for groups of friends looking to converge over delicious fare and a good beer or two.

Prime rib sliders, mozzarella wedges, smoked chicken wings, hand-breaded chicken tenders, award-winning pulled pork, and beef chili and ponzu steak tips are all available for diners to enjoy. There is also a create your own mac and cheese option in which diners can add steak tips, chicken, kielbasa, buffalo chicken or hot dogs to the four-cheese mac and cheese dish Thirsty Moose Taphouse offers plenty of brews on tap so be sure to pair your meal with your choice of beer.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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(603) 427-8645
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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3.5  based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.5
service
3.1
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marge (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2015

This place has an awesome atmosphere! The beer list goes on forever and the appetizers were incredible!

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vipreturner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2015

Most people eating here probably have their cars at meters, which aren't particularly inexpensive for a small town. So one wishes the service would be faster. It's not the server's (I use the singular intentionally--there was only one server, who was working her whatever it is off). Why it should take 20 minutes to get a draft beer I have no idea. The bar was not busy, it was almost 2 in the afternoon. Food needs to be cooked (i.e., it can take time), and the tacos (it was Taco Wednesday, which we hadn't known but of which we took advantage) were really good, the burger (about $12) less so. Good beer list. Mostly loud young men there, with multiple televisions blaring away. The big room has a scattered feel. And yet...it's kind of fun, and would be more fun if one didn't have a car outside running out of time (no fault of the car, is it?)

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I made reservations via open table. However, the hosts did not save us a table although our name was listed. We ended up "getting lucky" that s table opened up but it was just a high top in the front area of the bar. The TV was not easily visible, and we were there for the football game. Once we were there the food and service were good. But we were not impressed with the reservation process.

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vipbelgiumtaste (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2015

brasserie ou il es possible de boire plus de 160 bières différente dans. Une bonne ambiance bar écran de télévisions sur tout. Les murs Bonn musique personnel synphaytique

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Boxav8r (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2015

The first person to greet us was very friendly, but was not aware of "Open Table" ... "We have plenty of open tables", she said. Once I explained, her colleague checked us in.

Food was good - service was attentive and prompt.

Enjoyed it.
Thank You,
P...

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Ddunn (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2015

We were Group of Eight had a wonderful time food was great atmosphere was good beer menu was bigger than their dinner menu if that was possible would highly recommend.

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vipKimberleyT (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2014

My husband and I visited the Thirsty Moose on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant has a large number of TV's and they were all turned to different football games. They have a large beer selection including a number of beer on tap.

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vipTamieL (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

I went here for brunch. I wish I had gone somewhere else as the food was not well prepared and left much to be desired. The only reason I gave 2 stars was that it had a vast selection of beers and a variety of sports broadcasting. I think they should stick to bar food and focus on their asset of have a great bar scene.

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vipLoveThat (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 1, 2014

Too many delicious restaurants and choices in Portsmouth to stop here again for lunch. Salad was ok.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

A group of friends and I came for New years eve dinner. Place was moderately busy when we got there, and became increasingly busy as the night went on. We ordered a wings appetizer which was fantastic. The fish and chips needed seasoning because tthey were very bland but the rest of us enjoyed our meals. However the service was pretty bad. Took a while to get the attention of our waiter, who must have introduced herself four times, four different approaches. Which was odd. We were having different people come to the table all night giving us our food, our drinks and so on so we never knew who to approach when we needed things. I'd go back for the appetizers, and their beer list was unbeatable.

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vipChris (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2013

great beer list.......that's it.

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vipKatie (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2013

We recently tried Thirsty Moose Taphouse for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by both the food and the beer selection. We'll definitely be back! We're not sports fans, but for those who are this is a great spot with huge TVs all around.

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vipreturner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2013

Too dimly lit and a bit depressing (not enough done to it since it was Muddy River Smokehouse). But the burgers were great and the beer list voluminous and interesting (though it would have been easier to read and select if the lighting were better).It was nice that even in the middle of the afternoon, there were other patrons.They might think about having closed captioning on their many TV screens, because...well, because there are no many TV screens so it's hard not to find yourself looking at one.We'll try this again at night and see how it is then.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2012

We took our teenagers there for dinner New Years Eve. The place was cool and fun and the food was great pub fare. The staff was helpful and friendly. Lots of TVs mounted on the walls. Would be a great place to watch a game. The girls had a great time. Good choice!!

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vipTripleB (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2012

The pizza was exceptional, and our server was extremely attentive. The beer list is what this place is known for . Almost 120 on tap. The only knock on this place is all the little kids. I just don't think a major bar should have infants and toddlers all around. This place would be 5 out of 5 otherwise.

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MER23 (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2012

Loved the idea of all the beers on tap and thought it was great they had a beer menu that read like the food menu. It gave perfect explanations of the beer and made it fun to try something new and different. The menu had typical "bar food" but it was excellent bar food. We all tried a different burger and were all thrilled with our choice (and had to snag a bite of each others). We don't live in the area, but we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2012

Great place for a beer and the Deconstructed Sammy is a good idea but my roast beef was very dry.

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vipJessica (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2012

Good beer and an extensive menu made this perfect for Sunday brunch with kids in tow. Nice seasonal beer selection with something for everyone, and chocolate milk for the kids!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2012

Unbelievable beer selection on tap. Food is basic, but it was very good.

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engineer (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2012

Food and beer was great, but had to wait 40 minutes for 2 sandwiches, we were the only party to order or have food delivered from the kitchen during this time. There are enough other places in Portsmouth,, we won't be returning.

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