Reviews of Thirsty Moose Tap House - Portsmouth (Restaurant)

21 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, United States

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To this day this business gets a score of 4.3 over 5 and that score is based on 956 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Thirsty Moose Tap House - Portsmouth IN New Hampshire

Jake Hines

I went to the Thirsty Moose with one of my best friends, and had a great time. They had an amazing selection of beer. It was truly difficult to pick which amazing brews I wanted to try in my flight. The staff were all very kind and welcoming. It wasn't too loud or too quite inside and could comfortably talk to my friend, without having to yell over booming music, or having the feeling that if I didnt whisper I'd disturb the people near us.

Barry Black

Another new Thursday Moose location for us. This time just a beer and their Chile Nachos. Great beer selection. Their nacho plate was plenty large enough to satisfy two hungry travelers. Even brought some some in a doggie bag. If you enjoy trying a new beer from a huge selection this is a perfect place. They are liberal giving sample tastes

Harlan Doherty

Thirsty moose is great spot for lunch. They have tons of TV's for sports, lots of beer options, and their food portions will make you get a to-go box. Definitely good prices and a chill atmosphere.

Kathryn Britos-Swain

Fun hang out pizza pub

Deborah Bergeron

Very causual. Great selection of drafts. Decent prices. Food was good. Great service.

Irene Pek

Loads of choices for beer and the bar food is good too. Do check out all day Happy Hour on Tuesdays.

Karen Hintz

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food was good and service was quick. Lots of beer choices.

Chris Hann

They have a very good range of beers and a good range of food at reasonable prices. This location is kind of long and narrow and very much set up as a sports bar. If you want to be able to read the menus then it's best to ask for a table with some light. I'd say this is more setup for drinking groups than for 2-4 people looking for something to eat in an environment where it's easy to talk.

Meagan Chapman

Chili was good. Beer selection is amazing!

Zack Santos

Food was good and beer selection was excellent. Service was somewhat slow, but it was very busy during the world cup game, so that is expected

Michelle Russell

Their beer selection is amazing! Service and food were top notch. And the atmosphere was wonderful. We will definitely be back

Brian Cozzens

Great beer selection and the food was delicious

David Hawk

I dependable pub with a massive selection of beers. Burgers were good and daily pub deals help to save a few bucks.

Molly House

Good beer selection & excellent service

Szuting Chen

They get creative with menu and everything all good!!

mazi mazi

I made a inappropriate choice to give a false assessment of a place and a person then that person hired me and I've been tasting ever since great place to work the staff is A-1 the food is great the atmosphere is fun I'm glad to be there

Joshua Edwards

Good food. Awkwardest seating everywhere.

Darriel Driml

Incredible on tap choices. Something for everybody. Not overpriced and very friendly staff!

Don Woods

Easy spot at the bar, patient staff, great wings and beer selection.

Donna Perry

Try the bloody Mary you build it yourself!!Don't forget to day hi to Brian on sledge hammer sunday!

Lindsey Johnson

We had so much fun and it was good food! Chicken tenders were perfectly fried. Haddock sammy was crisp and delicious!

jonathan pilsmaker

Great food good atmosphere


A great sports bar come restaurant. Plenty of 82" screens showing atleast 5 games from multiple sports at the same time.

steven swank

Great selection of beer and daily food specials. Kick the keg and win a free tee shirt.

Shawn Page

Door says closing at 1am. Web says closing at 1am. We came off the highway to get a bite to eat and they closed at 11. Sorry you didn't have business, maybe it's because you shut out the people who are trying to give you money.

Travis A

Insanely large selection of beer, great food too.

Ian Miller

Good quality food and a ton of TVs. Great to watch games at.

Lonnie Edmond

Good burger. Lots of craft beer choices.

Holly Burke

Food was great. Bartender and wait staff excellent. Short Hostess had an attitude. Turkey club wrap was best ever. Will return. Hopefully the hostess gets an adjustment.

Alexandra Pappas

I love the Thirsty Moose. Always a great time and the food is always good. I tend to lean towards anything buffalo on the menu personally. The list of beers they have can really be enjoyed by anyone in a group. I love the atmosphere of the thirsty moose!

George Bergman

It was a good time, great moose burger with special sauce, halibut with beer batter, sweet potatoe fries, pumpkin beer. At the end of a day with friends winding down after a day touring Boston. And a practice round of trivia.

Eric Dyer

Great tap list. It would be better if they respected what the have to offer enough to get their beer lines cleaned.

Aprilmayorjune Usrey

Such a warm and inviting atmosphere. Delicious food, excellent staff and location is the best.

Jan Franco

A fun sports bar, with more beers on tap than you knew existed. Their chicken wings are delicious, but, their food is second to their beers. I took one star off because the person I was with noticed a beer that should have been removed months ago. Not sure if this fault is on the brewery or the restaurant. If you want several games playing with whatever kind of beer you can think of, come on down.

Walter D Winkler

Great beverage selection, great wings, friendly helpful staff

Blagojcho Mitevski

If you love good beer this is the best place to go in Portsmouth!

Christopher Buck

The Thirsty Moose is a trendy spot for nightlife, great beer, and good food. Any beer lover would find more than enough of a selection to keep them occupied. And the food is delicious. It's standard pub fare, but it's done well, and the wings are some of the best in town. The only downside is going on a Friday or Saturday night. It gets packed, can be difficult to order, and can be noisy. Still, for a night out on the town, you should at least stop in, if for nothing else than to see the spectacle and grab a beer, before heading somewhere where you can actually talk to other people. For a 20 something, this should be a destination, a place you check out to see interesting people, in a friendly and fun "party" environment. During the week, you can usually find a table for yourself and friends, and it's more low key. They offer trivia, karaoke, and a happy hour.

Chad Kolod

Thirsty moose is our family’s go to dinner out. The menu has something for everyone, prices are great, and too too it off they give a really good veterans discount. The staff is always super friendly, and always goes the extra mile to make sure our food is just what we ordered.

Clay Rumsey

Great food and drinks. The memorabilia is over priced. I have been here many times with varied service. A few months ago, very slow table service. Last time we (me and the group I travel with for work) were there, we waited 14 minutes and couldn't get someone to seat us... or acknowledge we were even there. Like I said, good food, but I won't go back.

Ben Goodwin

lots of brews on tap, food is decent

ron booth

Always enjoy my visits to the moose. The food is excellent and your wait staff is the best (and the most attractive)

Nicole Careen

We were from out of town. This place looked tiny from the outside but went inside to find this huge pub. It was trivia night so it was pretty loud but was a great environment. Service was great! Food was excellent! And prices were very reasonable! Will definitely return here if ever in Portsmouth again. Only trouble was trying to find a place for two vehicles to park. It seemed especially busy for a Tuesday night.

Jim Petersen

Went there for Superbowl Sunday with my wife. Great food and atmosphere. Watched the Patriots win ring #6 . Maggie was our waitress and did an awesome job.

James Pearson

Loved the beer variety, the appetizers were utterly amazing , and the cost wasn't absurd. Would definitely go back again.

Scott Lagro

Nice place, great location, & great beer selection.

Aaron Lyon

Great tap list, if you like beer you will find something you'll like. Got some appetizers to share, food was great and came out fast. Service was excellent.

Crystal Buckman

Great atmosphere and loved the manager!

Nicholas Mercier

Great food...good service

Colin Coleman

The wings are stellar. Over 100 beers to choose from. Cool, laid back atmosphere. Def worth a visit if in the city.


Great food. Good service. Good atmosphere.

Todd Hungerford

Tasty, fast service and huuuuuuge portions

Nathaniel Adams

Great place to watch sports and grab drinks. We are dinner here and it was good; however, it took a long time to get our food (over an hour after ordering) and the service was lacking the whole time.


This place had tons of beer and awesome food. Lots of great waitresses as well

Nada Rodriguez

Hangover burger-weird name but delicious and enjoyable not gross and heavy like most burgers, you can actually eat this not be full after 3 bites

Vil Vel

Service can get better

Albone Chan

Joe's the best


OMG! Amazing food and great atmosphere. You must visit if you're in Portsmouth

Philip Clark

Great wings, excellent selection of beers, and awesome owners.

Mark Sweeney

Large bar with lots of taps. Good selection though some beers seem priced too high. Had a good veggie pizza on a recent visit.

Rachel Montgomery

This place has the largest tap bar I have seen. They have all the local beers you can think of. The food is all a reasonable price. And service is fast. The place is pretty big inside and features many tv's on the walls. They have different promotional nights during the week like ladies night and taco night.

Brian Brandt

Food,service and drinks were excellent. Prices are very moderate and fair. Fully intend to revisit again.

Michelle Lemay

Waitress totally messed up our salad order. But she got us the right one. And only charged us for the messed up order. So she made good.

megan delanoy

Great bar food and wide beer selection. They always have my favorite on tap!

Matthew Garcia

Easily one of the top spots in town for both food and craft beer on draft. Our group kept coming back without hesitation during the week. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and stellar offerings. All ingredients for a special pub experience. Bravo!

Kimberly Wright

Fun enjoyable place to go for live music, spending the evening with friends, and do a little dancing . We had a great time.

Peter Weber

Lots of beers. Good atmosphere.

C Fitz

Great food, atmosphere and selection of beer. The space is deceiving from the outside.

Rickeya Johnson

Great service,/food lasagna pizza was fantastic

Sylvia Rua

Food was great, customer service was even better.

Tan Bronson

Great beer selection, decent food, hard to find parking...

Mike Bourbeau

Nice little place

tim boerem

I Stopped in with a couple of friends for lunch. They have a lot different beers on tap and in the bottle. There is a list of their drink selections on the bar. It's 3 or 4 pages. They also have a rather extensive selection of appetizers and pub style entrees. I had a Reuben with fries and a nonalcholic beer, I forget the name. Tab came in under $20. The bartender was great as well.


Great watering hole, ton of beers on tap, plenty of good grub to choose from, two bars upstairs and one with live tunes downstairs. We stop here on our way up to our Maine cottage at least once a month. Lively bar, usually packed with college kids or tourists looking for a hopping spot. It’s a long narrow restaurant with plenty of bar room (fills up quick), high top tables (fill up quick), or standing room (also fills up quick). This place is the spot to be if your looking to turn up or pre gram. Tunes are always playing, ton of big TVs for the game, maybe 50 beers on draft, and the best smoked wings around. We started with a couple brews, I got a local IPA and switched over to heavy poured jack and coke, perfect. We got the wings (sauce on the side, saucing these is a true sin), added some moose rolls that were tasty, and really good buff chick dip. The grub was so good I forgot to snap pics. Service was great, bartenders are friendly and attentive but not bothersome. Only thing, parking can get rough cuz dtown Portsmouth can get craZy. But don’t let that stop you.

David Englert

Didn't eat but they had large beer selection, service was good.

Scott Campbell

This is my one of my favorite places in Portsmouth. Great beer selection, good apps and plenty of TVs. Great staff.

Jay Caraballo

Place is nice but the bartenders look like they didn't want to be there and the waitress aren't friendly when they walking around look like they too cool to say to ppl walking by them.

Amanda Neal

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We were able to get a table for our large party of 10 with no fuss. The on tap selection was huge, so there's something for everyone, even those of us who don't like beer.

Julia Bousquet

Lots of delicious beers on tap. Downstairs can be fun if its a good band but always smells like vomit.

Samantha McCarthy

Nick the bartender was awesome!

Richard Field

Love Jill and the crew. Great beer selection

Kylee Locke

Absolutely love the downstairs area. My friends and I had a blast with the live show when we went

Uladzislau Kulakevich

A very nice spot. Plenty of free space. Lots of screens each showing different sport channel. A HUGE choice of tap beer. For the food, according to our taste, it should be improved - there is no choice of healthy food here at all.

Chris Sweet

The place has soo many beeyas kid!! Wicked good food too!

Ron Plourde

Hugh selection of great beers. Lots of delicious food. We really liked the garlic knots.

Steve DiGiorgio

Fantastic, quirky spot for excellent food and an even more excellent beer selection! A must if you are in Portsmouth!

Ashlynn Jenks

Great service and a wonderful atmosphere! Food was delicious and the drinks where made very well.

Rajiv Kumar

The trivia game night on Wednesday night was fun. Garlic knots were great. Good selection of beers.

Ron Lichwala

Wonderful selection of beers, great service and pretty decent food.

Mike Bauder

Visited the Thirsty Moose in mid Feb 2019. It's a stereotypical, low light bar with big TV's, tons of beers and no-nonsense bar food. It was trivia night when I visited. The service was excellent. Quickly seated and served my beverage. Ordered two different drafts which came cold and quickly. They had a Mexican theme that night: $2 Tacos, $1 Chips & Salsa and $2 Coronas. I avoided the Corona but had the tacos and chips. Chicken tacos were pretty good but the beef tacos were better. Smothered in some Cholula hot sauce, these tacos were great considering the price. I'd definitely recommend visiting the Thirsty Moose.

Henry Schenck

You can close your eyes and choose your food, it's all 10/10. One of my favorite spots to eat.

Korrie Koko

I always enjoy sports bars whenever I'm visiting a city. I expect a modern and lively atmosphere and Thirsty Moose definitely caters to that. They even have their own snapchat Geo filter lol. Got my drink and ordered the chili. I like spicy food and I was pleased that their chili has a nice heat to it. Huge chunks of meat are always nice. I'm actually eating chili and not watery tomato soup. I'm not an avid beer drinker, but I always enjoy looking at a sports bar beer display. They're huge and shiny. A perfect distraction for my short attention span and for lone diners. However I was overall disappointed with their dessert. I ordered the fried banana sundae. The fried bananas are rolled in tortillas which is not a good idea. 1. tortillas are too thick and cannot be easily cut with a side of a fork. I had to cut them on a separate plate with a knife. Mind you ice cream was piled high on top of it and chocolate syrup got everywhere on the counter. 2. tortillas are too thick and frying them didn't make them taste tender. I felt like I was eating chewy wheat. I was expecting the sweet fried bananas to come through, but I'm not even sure they used actual bananas. I'm not sure what I ate. I ended up picking at the ice cream, which if I wanted for dessert I would have gone to an ice cream shop for.

Closer To A Cure

Waitress was so nice, introducing us to flights of cider and beer. Or group had a great evening.

Monica Barton

Went there on vacation. You can do better in Portsmouth. Waitress was more interested in flirting with my cousin than serving us.

Jack Hamilton

Amazing food and atmosphere. One of my favorite places to go.

mike cornell

Only place in Portsmouth that I could find the Giants game. The downstairs bar had a couple of non-local games (pats were on at the same time so.. .), Several taps with great beer, and fun people...good time in a great town

donna dennis

Amazing selection of beer. Delicious and original cocktails. Great food. Awesome staff. Always clean. Definitely in top 3 go-to places in downtown Portsmouth.

Sandra DeSantis

Food was excellent. Service was fast. Atmosphere was nice. **side note if you are not familiar with downtown Portsmouth, where this tap house is located, be careful. The streets are a god damned nightmare. They bleed into each other, without lights. There is a crosswalk, every 6 feet and locals do not care if there is a car coming, they will just go, as on most crosswalks, there are not light indicators telling them when to go.

Biggs Darklighter

It's a basic pub. Good food and a wide selection of beers. It's tucked away on Congress street. The function room downstairs is pretty lackluster. There are better places to eat and have a drink in Portsmouth.

Daniel Hachey

Good for quick eats, gets very busy on weekends.

David Russo

Great pizza and beer selection. The lasagna pizza was the best!

Karla and Bryan Moulton

Ok food. Beer wasn't as cold as you would expect.

Rosie Mujica

First time at a Bar and Kristan was such an amazing waitress and suggested a delicious drink!!!

Andrew Lowe

The beer selection is outstanding. Also I was able to order Mead on draught and be like that snooty king from those obnoxious Bud Light commercials.

Joseph Cox

Good service but the food overall gave everyone in my group a stomach ache

John Mickluchuk

Awesome atmosphere and 116 beers

Aaron Solet

Great beer list and service. Have only had apps and pizza. Stick with the apps (wings are great). Pass on the pizza - crust is missing something.

Dillan Murray

I love the amount of beer, cider, and wine they have!! I will always pick this place over most bars!

Ryan Root

Exclent lunch was had by family in classic pub setting. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. So many beers to choose from Mommy and Daddy.

jovan celakoski

The meatloaf was amazing just love this place

Michael Moltchadski

Maybe the best selection of beer I've ever seen in a bar. The atmosphere is nice as well. Didn't try the food, but definitely will come back.

Rene Brenes

For such a great location in downtown Portsmouth, this place offers really good prices and promotions. Vast selection of beers. They have a basement where they offer music events every Friday.

Larry Rarus

Dark and dreary interior. Better suited to an after-hours college-type bar. Why would anyone drag a dirty old Shop-Vac past a table of dining customers at 12:30 in the afternoon?

Marc Philly

Incredible selection of beer and fast service!

Will Crissy

Great place for a beer. Tons of beers on tap with great descriptions of what each is. The food is typical bar food but is a good compliment to the beer. Tons of TVs everywhere with games on all the time.

Rita Martin

I’m sorry but there was something really off this time. I ordered a mojito and my boyfriend ordered some peach-tequila thing. They were both just terrible. They had this awful bitter, rotten taste to them. I have to wonder if there’s something wrong with Thirsty Moose’s water? It was so gross. I only took two sips of mine before I got a stomach ache and stopped. My boyfriend wasn’t so lucky. He somehow drank his entire drink and then had to deal with stomach pains the rest of the night. Bonus- he said he went to the bathroom and couldn’t even get close to the urinals since there was so much piss on the floor. You know what they say- you can tell how clean a restaurant is by what their bathrooms look like. Which I guess explains the rotten taste from their drinks.

Nate M

Good food, but painfully slow service from the kitchen on what seemed to be a very empty restaurant

Morgan Harper

One of my favorite places to be. I don't think I've ever had a bad experience here. Servers are always very attentive and super friendly. Good food that hits it out of the park every time. Beer selection is always varied enough to never get old and encourages trying new flavors. Even the kitchen staff are a super cool bunch of people. We went on my son's fifth birthday and they made him a special dessert! Above and beyond, I wish I could give more stars.

Alicen Encarnacao

Great food nice atmosphere.. great service..

Ashley Hammett

Second time we got the A1 Prime rib pizza only to feel very nauseaous afterwards. We have always got this pizza and yes have had more times then just the two but, i feel as though something is not being cooked or prepped correctly. Maybe something is not cleaned any more. Staff comes in and out this door so maybe they lost a better cook then before.

Jeff Cahill

Love the thirsty moose. If you can't find a beer you like here you won't find one anywhere.

Andrew Kessler

Good food, drink, atmosphere, and staff. Nothing stood out as a have to go there kind of thing, but great place for s night out with friends.

Seeds Relentless

Foods good ! The drink well that’s your call !

S Resko

Went for super bowl. Good time, should probably invest in a new door man. Contrary to popular belief they dont have to be rude and uninviting.

James Munroe

We had a great meal. Waitress was awesome! Even bought shirts

Michael Tibebu

Nice big open space area. They have a decent amount of beer collection and good customer service.

scott conners

Great food. Fish and chips was freshly made.great atmosphere and great beers on tap. I will definitely will be returning

Julian C. Etienne

There appetizers we're great. Prime Rib sliders we're delicious.

Thomas Townsend

Great selection of beers and friendly staff!

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