After the Stark Mill brewery closed, many feared Manchester would fall victim to the unchecked infiltration of commercial and contract beers. Determined to save New Hampshire's Queen City from such a foamy fate, master brewer Peter Telge gathered his wits, a group of supporters, and 20 years of brewing experience to reopen the historic Millyard District brewery under the name Milly's Tavern. Now operating as a brewpub, Milly's is home to a passionate staff that serves up juicy burgers, baby-back ribs, and beer-battered fish 'n' chips alongside microbrews crafted in the onsite brewery.
Milly's microbrews are pure works of art, even earning the 2009 Readers' Poll award for Best Local Microbrew from New Hampshire Magazine (not to be outdone, their chili won as well). The all-natural brewing process begins with imported malted barley, sometimes up to 1,300 pounds of it, depending on the beer. After stirring the barley by hand and singing it to sleep with a lullaby, brewers blend it with hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Europe’s agricultural hotspots. An Old World–style fire heats the brewing system, caramelizing the sugar to imbue batches with unique and subtle flavors. Milly's always keeps at least 12 beers on tap, ranging from cream ales and IPAs to stouts, porters, and seasonal brews.
Milly's is not just a place to relax and enjoy a leisurely pint. At night, the eatery transforms into a nightclub and lounge, treating guests to DJ tunes, live entertainment, and local musical acts. When not setting the scene for evening revelry, the space can be used to host affairs for up to 100 people, with special catering options available.:
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill, a local American bistro.
Dieters beware — Billy's Sports Bar and Grill does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill.
At Billy's Sports Bar and Grill, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night.
Weekdays are busy at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Billy's Sports Bar and Grill offers catering.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Billy's Sports Bar and Grill's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Billy's Sports Bar and Grill.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Billy's Sports Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at The Wild Rover.
If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat.
The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at The Wild Rover.
Gather up your group of friends and head to The Wild Rover, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on The Wild Rover's complimentary wifi.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at The Wild Rover.
If you want to skip the weekday crowds, visit the bar over the weekend (and keep the bar's no-reservation rule in mind).
The Wild Rover's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
You can also have The Wild Rover cater your next event.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Street parking is plentiful near The Wild Rover. On busier nights, a garage is also available.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at The Wild Rover for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
The Wild Rover accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Craving steak? Head down to Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse in Manchester and choose your own cut of perfectly marbled beef.
You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse won't cost you a sitter.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the bar.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse patrons come in casual attire.
You can also grab your food to go.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse also offers catering.
Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred.
Meals at Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Nutfield Ale and Steakhouse dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
The dining experience at ZABOO comes from an eclectic recipe: live entertainment, fine food, and casual atmosphere. The lounge features 30 flat screen TVs wired into pay-per-view networks, including Pay Per View UFC and NFL Sunday Ticket, for year-round sports action. The full bar boasts 32 beer taps and a few deft-handed bartenders, and there's even a hookah lounge where guests can relax. The sidewalk out front and patio out back both offer al fresco dining and people-watching options. All of these casual enjoyments come with access to an extensive menu, which features aged prime rib steaks with sides of sauteed quinoa or pan-seared ahi tuna over a bed of greens with Asian ginger dressing.
Sometimes, the staff turns the volume on the TVs down, making auditory room for their evening dueling piano show. Two pianists duke it out in a ever-escalating performance of one-ups-manship, culminating in the transformation of their duel into a duet. After dinner, a game, or a bit musicianship, the staff clears tables to expose a dance floor, where visitors can show off their moves to a soundtrack set by a DJ, live band, or whale putting its natural talents to use as a lounge singer.
XO on Elm is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
XO on Elm is making food that everyone loves. Taking it back to the high-calorie basics.
Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at XO on Elm.
Access the Internet free of charge via XO on Elm's complimentary wifi.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on XO on Elm's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at XO on Elm.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Take it nice and easy at XO on Elm, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have XO on Elm cater for you.
Or, take your food to go.
At XO on Elm, diners should plan to park on the street.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.