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Address: 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 1-603-431-5186
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Good pub food and live music

Had been a few years since I had been to Portsmouth and this overnight trip was for business. Our small group of four chose Press Room for dinner. Three of us had steak tips and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
huntmhd
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The group "Combo Sabroso" appeared at the Press Room on Sat., Dec. 5th playing their rendition of "Salsa/Regge Party". Great vibes as the place was rocking with dancers and a full house of patrons! Each set got better...playing to the wee hours of the night. If you dig great Latin music...watch for their next appearance...come early!

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Thank Mark J
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502 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We went here with some friends while the decks where crowded. The service was poor and drinks really weak for the high price. No bar food either as the menu is for the restaurant upstairs and is kinda fancy. Plus side is love music, but I a small place you can't hear yourself think while it's happening.

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Thank Palmgirl33
NH
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not our typical hangout but they had a group there we wanted to check out. Creaky, dark, dank place...some people like that but...given the age of the building that's what you get. Liked the oriental rugs hanging on the wall for acoustic and deco. The seating is uncomfortable, sticky, dated furniture. Some people get into that vibe...I guess it just... More 

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Thank MurphyNh
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had been a few years since I had been to Portsmouth and this overnight trip was for business. Our small group of four chose Press Room for dinner. Three of us had steak tips and one had fish and chips. Other than the fact that my tips were undercooked (which the staff quickly corrected) I don't think anyone had a... More 

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Thank huntmhd
Hudson, Massachusetts
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521 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Maybe for pub lovers which I am not. Its interesting - the staff is nice, and the jazz was great. Other than beer there is not much else worth drinking. The food was mediocre pub food - over cooked fries and greasy onion rings, over cooked falafel... I just was underwhelmed. Not worth my lunch... Atmosphere was nice, but the... More 

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Thank Rita V
WORCESTER
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502 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We only were on the first floor for a drink. Service seemed a bit overwhelmed. We ordered 2 beers, 1 mixed drink, 1 diet coke and one coffee. We got, 2 beers, 1 mixed drink, 1 glass of sletzer and one cup of cold coffee. Our waitress was able to bring us the right order but we could tell she... More 

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Thank Travelbugsforlife
Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I liked it, good food and atmosphere - just thought it was a little pricey. Most places in the area are also, however.

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Thank MatteoLC
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

For a place to have a fantastic drink, good food, a place to just hang for awhile, and absorb some great entertainment, don't miss it. Regardless of age, you never feel out of place, and can be gradually absorbed by a great crowd.

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Thank T123raveler
Portsmouth, NH
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a great pub with great local music, food and beer. Its hipster atmosphere is quirky and fun and the hot appetizers and cold beers can't be beat!

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Thank FreeRome
neworleansLA
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's the Cheers of Portsmouth. It's been here forever and yet it remains unpretentious. The bar is always hopping and you usually meet a familiar face on the premises. The vibe is laid back and has a wide mix of ages, from college kids to local matriarchs. The food is standard pub fare done well. The beer menu is huge... More 

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