Strange Brew Tavern
Got to give it to the Brew. Friday night happy hour is the place to be in Manchester. The half-off EVERYTHING (not mixed drinks) is the BEST! They have the Cajun Spicy Chicken Wings (150 by Scoville Heat Units) are the SH*T! The food there is delicious, the drink list large and the waitresses smoking! Best part regular live entertainment, family friendly and parking almost right next door. Go, have a cold brew, some hot wings and you will have a good time!
Strange Brew is STILL one of the best places to go in Manchester. If you haven't been to Strange Brew your missing probably the best overall atmosphere of any restaurant in Manchester. They've had an extensive variety of craft beers before it was in fashion (and before anywhere else in town). They have great live music there all the time with an excellent set up for viewing (the band isn't off to the corner or on an impromptu stage). There's a game-room set up in the back that's okay. There is seating for those who are dining, as well as a bar, some high tops and a lot of standing room. The food at Strange Brew is excellent but I will say that it is somewhat pricey. The nightlife, outside of the live music isn't what it used to be, but that means less waiting to get in, less crowds etc...
Great happy hour. Cool upstairs downstairs vibe. Plenty of seating. Great beers for cold weather.
Great place for a bite with crazy good happy hour deals on all food and drinks. Happen to have Colin waiting on us and he was beyond the normal waiter. Cracked jokes, answered all questions and did all this while slammed. Commend this man for making our trip that much more enjoyable
Strange Brew really is one of my favorite places to go out in Manchester with my usual group of people. Lots of beers and some pretty good eats. One thing I will say is it is stinkin loud if you go on any busy night. The live music is cool when it is an acoustic set but the full bands are just too much. You can't hear the people at your own table a lot of the times. Everything else about the place is great, we've even gotten to know some of the servers on first name bases, but if we see a band setup we've started leaving.