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Portsmouth Brewery

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Pub, American, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
16034311115
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Welcome to New Hampshire's original brewpub, a landmark in downtown...
Welcome to New Hampshire's original brewpub, a landmark in downtown Portsmouth's thriving restaurant scene since 1991. Our wide-ranging menu is complemented by a selection of our own unique, hand-crafted beers, as well as selected guest beers, including hard-to-find selections from our sister company, Smuttynose Brewing Co. Come for the beer. Stay for the food. We serve all types!
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great beer AND Great Food

Took the family to Portsmouth brewery today. Always exciting to go on a Saturday or a weekend.... the place is packed it's just great energy. Great beer selection also great menu. I write that because it's kinda rare to have that, usually great beer places have ok menus. This one always is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
seadogs04103
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Portland, Maine
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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food-lobster salad- was wonderful. Gracious service and a calm relaxing atmosphere. Right on the main street.

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Thank brodercf
Willington, Connecticut
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beers they have on tap are great. I tried three different ones, and all were good. The atmosphere in the main room looks like it would be pretty cool...unfortunately we sat in a side room that was pretty bland. It looks to be one of the main spots that every visitor to Portsmouth goes, so it gets really busy.... More 

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Thank Rob M
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found the food to be average "bar food" and the non-beer drinks to be okay. We had the buffalo chicken and it was tasty, not overly breaded. My husband had the fish chowder and it was a little more gray in color than I like but he said it tasted good.

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Thank kayla s
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a drink during an early evening on a Saturday. It was pretty busy with folks waiting for dinner. We just had drinks and had to go downstairs since the bar was packed. Its like a game room downstairs with a pool table and shuffle board table, couches and a small bar. The drinks were good and... More 

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Thank 22pepper2
Portland, Maine
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family to Portsmouth brewery today. Always exciting to go on a Saturday or a weekend.... the place is packed it's just great energy. Great beer selection also great menu. I write that because it's kinda rare to have that, usually great beer places have ok menus. This one always is changing and it surprises me each time we... More 

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Thank seadogs04103
Shapleigh, Maine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was ok beer was a lot. .just stopped in for one drink. Place was full of people nothing on menu I like..

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Thank barrasso76
Burlington, Vermont
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in while awaiting a boat cruise to Star Island. I like the atmosphere at the bar, got to talk with travelers from Connecticutt. Being a brewpub, there is a good selection of local beer, some are quite good. Service on the day I was there was average, it was quite busy. Worth a visit when in Portsmouth.

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Thank MK_in_VT
Exeter
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to sit at the bar and have a nice beer and they have a nice selection. Had the pastrami sandwich which was also very tasty.

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Thank Charley C
Melbourne, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we took the time to stop in. On a cold wintry day, this was the perfect place to stop for lunch. It was warm, inviting, and very old, historically speaking. The overall atmosphere was great and service was immediate. Our lunch was very satisfying and the selection of beers was excellent. I also like the idea of the wooden... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink while waiting for friends. Beer selection wasn't my taste but others in my group seemed to like it. Atmosphere is as expected for a pub restaurant. Staff was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034311115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Brew Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Welcome to New Hampshire's original brewpub, a landmark in downtown Portsmouth's thriving restaurant scene since 1991. Our wide-ranging menu is complemented by a selection of our own unique, hand-crafted beers, as well as selected guest beers, including hard-to-find selections from our sister company, Smuttynose Brewing Co. Come for the beer. Stay for the food. We serve all types!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?