Port Street Beer House
39-41 Port Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
0161 237 9949
Port Street Beer House Manchester Reviews
Port Street Beer House Jun 18, 2011
The Port Street Beer House is in a normal looking store front in a windswept part of the Northern Quarter, far from the normal haunts of the area’s hipsters and junior yuppies, almost as far as the Ancoats Road. In this unimpressive corner of the city, it is a welcoming, warm home to some of the most interesting beers in the city. It's rapidly becoming our local.
Strangely, the large door at the front is a fire exit and you enter through a small side entry. The bar is to your right. There is a little scrap of a terrace out the back, and a larger room with seats upstairs. The whole bar is painted a very restful shade of green and there is cool art, some of it for sale, on the walls.
The range of beers is excellent. There are some wonderful local real ales and micro brewed lagers on tap, and several fridges full of beer from all over the world. This is, for example, one of the few places in the UK you can get the ever excellent Goose Island 312 from Chicago.
Prices vary widely – it can be expensive getting proper cask conditioned ale across continents – so it’s worth having a quick look at the menu before you order your beer. The staff are friendly and will give you small tastes of the beer on tap, although obviously not the bottled stuff. The beer house gets written up in the national press as an example of a bar that manages to combine interesting beers with knowledgable staff and a complete lack of pretentiousness, and it is a real gem.
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