In April of 2007, Murphy’s Taproom opened in Manchester, NH as an Irish Restaurant and Taproom. With a casual, pub feel, the Taproom boasts the largest selection of draft beer in the state, with 120 taps. Since opening, owners Keith Murphy have added a separate room for functions and live music, a two-story deck that seats over 350, and a busy diner next door that serves breakfast and lunch until 3pm, 7 days a week. Proprietors Keith Murphy, residents of Bedford, sought the perfect space in which to bring a second location to town.
Keith Murphy has been in the hospitality industry for 29 years, working his way from dishwasher to restaurant owner. He opened the original Murphy’s Taproom on Elm Street in Manchester, NH, in 2007, and expanded it three times before opening a huge new location in Bedford in 2017. A graduate of the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, he was a four-term state representative in Bedford before opening his latest venture. Keith is a father to Lexi, Aidan, and Finn Murphy.