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Ri Ra Irish Pub

Irish, English, Pub
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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
He Irish bar experience

If you haven't been to an Irish bar before you're missing out. The corn beef was probably the best I've had in a very long time. Atmosphere was enjoyable, prices were comparable with local area, and of course the Irish beer was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Timm S
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Bloomfield, Indiana
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Recently spent and hour or 2 there. Great selection of whiskey's. Guinness was perfect. Very nice atmosphere. The old bank is a nice setting. Very lively location. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Bloomfield, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you haven't been to an Irish bar before you're missing out. The corn beef was probably the best I've had in a very long time. Atmosphere was enjoyable, prices were comparable with local area, and of course the Irish beer was great.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Loved the ambiance of this truly beautifully building. Great atmosphere & staff. It is very spacious & loved the variety of beer & food. We didn't want to leave this place.

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Saugus, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a decent place, the bartenders are friendly and funny. The building was very attractive. It was rather crowded but we popped in for a cocktail as we wanted to check out the building. It seemed like a nice place and the food looked decent - I'll have to give a shot when we go back up.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the RiRa Irish restaurant as part of restaurant week in Portsmouth. This gave us the opportunity to have a combination of items at a special price, which included an appetizer, entrée and dessert. We split our order on the appetizers. I had the leek and potato soup while my wife had the banger wrapped sausage. They were wonderful.... More 

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219 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place has a great feel and atmosphere with Irish music from the band and Irish bartenders. Beer selection was nice as well as liquors. Nice place to stop!

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located in an old bank, the restaurant is beautiful with a stained glass domed ceiling and private rooms in what was the vault. We were here for a late breakfast and the options were perfect. Two of us ordered the Irish breakfast which was huge and my wife and I ordered the Irish Eggs Benedict with the eggs served on... More 

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having been to many Irish Pubs both in the US and abroad this was easily the nicest and cleanest, Located within a high ceiling old bank building Ri Ra sports a wide selection of interesting brews, unfortunately we had eaten previously down the street but the food looked and smelled awesome. Bar staff was knowledgeable and the place was loaded... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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215 reviews 215 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I did not manage to catch any of the live music that this place is known for locally. But the atmosphere is very laid back, with good beer and attentive service. Not cheap, but I suppose they have to pay the rent in Porstmouth somehow. Food is a good complement to the beer or you can simply sit at the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I went there last night for a quick burger and beer. The wings were good, burger was good, and they had a good selection of beer. Overall, this is a good spot for traditional Irish/American pub food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?