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Strange Brew Tavern

Beer Garden, Bar, and Rock Club$$$$
Downtown Manchester, Manchester
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  • Steve H.
    Steve HydeJune 19
    10 ounce burgers.
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiOctober 18, 2015
    There's a nice area downstairs. The bar, music and layout are all good. Service is super slow and not good.
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 27, 2015
    Great live music and selection of local brews.
  • Ron C.
    Ron CalabraroSeptember 12, 2015
    $2 tuesdsys. 100 beers on tap. Happy hour most days 4pm-8pm. Can't beat this place.
  • Robyn S.
    Robyn S.August 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 beers and half price apps on a Saturday night, my new favorite spot!! Cornhole outside too!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobinsonMay 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection and great deals on appetizers. Almost always busy!
  • Uncle J.
    Uncle JesseApril 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Combo Platter - Poppers and mozz sticks (via @Foodspotting)
  • Uncle J.
    Uncle JesseApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Big Brew Triple Cheese - Beer cheese, blue cheese, provolone, bacon and roast beef. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Uncle J.
    Uncle JesseApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Potato Wedges (via @Foodspotting)
  • Mike D.
    Mike DaltonMarch 14, 2015
    Try everything.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoulgerDecember 31, 2014
    Happy Hour!!!! Drinks and fantastic apps make me happy, but when they're half price I'm even happier! I wasn't a fan of the buffalo tenders, but was a fan of the hummus, spicy shrimp, & fried pickles
  • Jon
    JonDecember 25, 2014
    $2 beer and half price apps on Tuesdays with 30+ beers on tap. Oh, and popcorn.
  • Brent S.
    Brent SullivanDecember 7, 2014
    A ton of beer on tap. A lot of them are $2 on Tuesday.
  • Boom
    BoomOctober 12, 2014
    Seriously best #beers burgers# #bartenders #food #local
  • Leila S.
    Leila SamiiSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of beers. Good beers too.
  • Katrina A.
    Katrina AlexandriaSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Harpoon always on sale. Which is much better then bud or bud light! Free pop corn for those late night munchies!
  • John Z.
    John ZahrSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Harpoon drafts are $2.50 here all day every day. Put that in your glass and drink it.
  • jim M.
    jim MartinSeptember 11, 2014
    Huge selection of craft beers
  • Amy P.
    Amy PerkinsAugust 26, 2014
    Beers on the beer list may not be available. Service was not great either.
  • Gabe H.
    Gabe HortonJune 18, 2014
    Good food, good music!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CamarJune 3, 2014
    Awesome happy hour specials.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BlakeMay 22, 2014
    Very nice beverages!
  • Annie C.
    Annie CochraneMay 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the macaroni and cheese with sausage added... So delicious :)
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 25, 2014
    Grab a book from the shelf and get cozy. With all those taps, you're gonna be here a while.
  • Leah R.
    Leah RoseApril 16, 2014
    A must visit for beer lovers, not really my cup of tea, although I respect what it is.
  • Megan 💚 L.
    Megan 💚 LinehanFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    TARAH IS THE BEST WAITRESS EVER!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PincusSeptember 11, 2013
    Find the Combat Focus Shooting book on the shelves and send me a picture of you reading it while enjoying a delicious beverage!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SoleynAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Place is using the Obama-backed Dodd-Frank regulation to have a $10 credit card minimum now. What a terrible policy for consumers. Other bars in Manchester are better.
  • Leila S.
    Leila SamiiAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Deals, beers and food are super good. Good Luck getting the bartenders to crack a smile or make eye contact. and expect to feel like you're inconveniencing them.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WoodleyAugust 20, 2013
    2 dollar Tuesday ?? I love this place!!!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OAugust 6, 2013
    Grab a flight of some local New Hampshire brews.
  • Nick
    NickJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesdays are f**king dangerous in the most wonderful way. First, pad your stomach with half price apps, then bomb down a bunch of top shelf 3 dollar shots, and chase them with one of many $2 drafts
  • Northern M.
    Northern MusicMay 27, 2013
    Saturday, June 1st 9 PM ~ The Bruce Marshall Group at The Strange Brew Tavern, Manchester, NH http://www.reverbnation.com/thebrucemarshallgroup
  • stacey i.
    stacey inzaApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink beer here.
  • Catpool M.
    Catpool Merc With A MeowthMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Never a bad time!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GrantMarch 17, 2013
    Get the sea dog blueberry. So good!
  • Christine S.
    Christine ShawMarch 17, 2013
    Get the Sea Dog Blueberry- tastes like a muffin
  • Bowen Holdings L.
    Bowen Holdings LLCFebruary 28, 2013
    They have Magic drafts on Saturday for $7!
  • Bowen Holdings L.
    Bowen Holdings LLCFebruary 10, 2013
    the service is friendly and attentive
  • Lilith A.
    Try the Beer Cheese!!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah L.December 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite beer spot downtown!!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FrazierNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You can't beat $2 Tuesdays! Select drafts for $2. And $5 for burgers on Wednesday?? Too good to be true!!
  • Greg W.
    Greg WOctober 20, 2012
    BBQ short ribs. Order them.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WOctober 20, 2012
    Wondering what beer to order? One word: Switchback. Only available in NH and VT and will blow your mind.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MaloneyOctober 8, 2012
    This place is a shithole. The only thing keeping it in business are the cheap drink specials and they are going away quickly. They used up have a good beer list but never have any in stock.
  • Meg D.
    Meg DeNutteSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Service on Sunday is not too great. Servers would rather chat with each other, then check on their tables. Great beer selection, service needs improvement.
  • John W.
    John WallaceSeptember 22, 2012
    The Dirty Penny Ale does indeed taste like a dirty penny.
  • Lora N.
    Lora NewmanAugust 16, 2012
    Definitely take advantage of the $2 draft on Tuesdays! They have a wide selection :)
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BoulangerJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The foods fine, dont listen to these people.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilliamsJune 3, 2012
    Bad service, unhelpful bartenders, and the worst case of "bar time" I've ever seen.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AllsopJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food, amazing beer...can't go wrong!
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy H.May 18, 2012
    Leffe. ESB. And something local.
  • Stephanie C.
    Best beer selection!
  • Tarah N.
    Tarah NolanApril 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I work tuesdays, thursdays and sundays in the game room so come visit :)
  • Roger I.
    Roger IllescasApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They even have Switchback on tap
  • Justin J T.
    Justin J ThompsonMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is bad during the week but the environment is great. Has gotten much better than summer 2011
  • Jerome R.
    Jerome RamalhoMarch 10, 2012
    I went to strange brew awesome place one thing wrong is that there's this weirdo Chris Violette always trying to hit on the waitresses almost looks like tbag from prison break
  • Laura N.
    Laura NixonMarch 9, 2012
    Best beer on draft = Magic Hat!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OngFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Full menu ends at midnight. Appetizers until they close.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PerryJanuary 21, 2012
    Get the beer tower. Great price and you can put whatever draft in it you want
  • Apryl A.
    Apryl AshcraftJanuary 12, 2012
    Go on a night they have 1/2 price apps!
  • Kymlee M.
    Kymlee MurphyDecember 24, 2011
    Best beer, mudic, atmosphere and food in manchester. Say hi to ken, the bouncer
  • WindhamPatch
    WindhamPatchDecember 22, 2011
    Wednesday burger deal is pretty much a no-brainer.
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan O'ConnorDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $4 burger Wednesdays with $2.50 Harpoon drafts ... Woot!
  • carol r.
    carol robidouxDecember 22, 2011
    Don't get the steak tips.
  • Dominic G.
    Dominic GannettiDecember 15, 2011
    The apps are amazing and the food is great. Always running great drink deals... Great Tuesday hang out...
  • coco
    cocoNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos are great!
  • Justin P.
    Justin PacyNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bar in town. Period. Great beer selection, super nice staff, friendly atmosphere ...perfect!!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanOctober 21, 2011
    Get some popcorn when you first enter. Can't beat it!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KazakisOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ceasar wrap so good!
  • coco
    cocoOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos are delicious! <3
  • Michael T.
    Michael ThieleOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you have a second and third choice ready. They usually don't have a fair number of the beers on their list. Avoid the surly, miserable excuse for a head bartender.
  • Leila S.
    Leila SamiiSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $2.50 for harpoons is pretty amazing.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JuneauSeptember 5, 2011
    Best Bar in Manchester by far! So many beer selections! Read more
  • Adam A.
    Adam AndersonAugust 31, 2011
    If you get Keith as a server just leave--- he's the one with the mustache. Service was horrible and rude.
  • Crystal N.
    Crystal NadeauAugust 19, 2011
    Mediterranean Nachos!!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobinsonJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get food to go, be sure to ask your server for a "TO GO" box. Don't say "wrap it up" since apparently they may mistakenly throw the leftovers away. Read more
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobinsonJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesdays have 1/2 price appetizers and $2 drafts. THE night to go. Read more
  • Leah J.
    Leah JJune 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    $3 mix drinks & free popcorn! Ask for Keith & tip him well!
  • Cristin
    CristinJune 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    UFO Raspberry. $2.50. Just saying...
  • Ken S.
    Ken SavageApril 23, 2011
    The Blue Moon beer battered scallops are amazing!! You have to try them.
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BrooksFebruary 27, 2011
    Blues music
  • Jake S.
    Jake StrawnFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the fried pickle chips... AMAZING!!!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a pint from its 61-strong beer list (the state's largest) and a hunk of the celebrated Strange Brew Meatloaf. Read more
  • Nick R.
    Nick RiceNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $4.00 Burgers every Wednesday. Holler.
  • Linda B.
    Linda BurbankNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 burger Wednesdays are the best!
  • Angela G.
    Angela GagnonOctober 24, 2010
    Love this place, great atmosphere.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CarterAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wednesday night is the best - $4 burgers, and you can get a beer sampler.
  • Wren A.
    Wren ArcherJuly 27, 2010
    Love the atmosphere as well, but the live band brought the noise. I had the buffalo tenders that weren't as spicy as I like, but good. The fried pickles are great, my first time having them ever too!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BaroniJuly 16, 2010
    Awesome selection. Beer towers. Thursday night trivia downstairs is sick.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SalJune 5, 2010
    Pub trivia on Thursday nights @9pm. $2 Magic Hat drafts- tons of fun! Beer towers here too
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PuntinMay 21, 2010
    Great place for drafts.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RowlesMay 19, 2010
    Fantastic downtown bar in the heart of the Queen City. Great atmosphere, dozens of beer types on tap, and the infamous "Jimmy Juice".
  • Eric S.
    Eric SlasonMay 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Blue point OPS
  • Linda B.
    Linda BurbankApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to strange brew and enjoy the $1.75 Coors Lights on Friday and Saturday nights in the basement!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TolandApril 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuesday night is $2 drafts and 1/2 price apps. And the place is jammed. Go Wednesday instead for $4 burger nights - the burgers are outstanding and the place is usually much quieter.
  • Stan M.
    Stan MisinaApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried pickles! Such a great beer snack -- salty fried and delicious!
  • Tim A.
    Tim ArsenaultMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Actually its 2 dollar beer and 3 dollar mixed drinks on tuesdays
  • Thomas
    ThomasFebruary 20, 2010
    Get a trappist beer. It's well worth the $$$
  • Jake S.
    Jake StrawnJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    French dip... epic win!
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