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Portsmouth Brewery

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Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-1115
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 257
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun and family friendly

Portsmouth Brewery is a wonderful brewpub, with a marvelous menu with almost an artistic and classy flare. Before entering, you can gaze upon the beacon of a golden stein overflowing with frothy nectar, just beckoning you to enter. Inside is long, narrow and two tiered, with a bar on the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Zyniker
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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529 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I think this place is great if you just want to hang out with friends and enjoy a beer and appetizers. It has many choice of beers. If you want to have a meal, I thought it didn't have a big selection. There are certain meals they cook every day. For example if it's Friday and you liked what is... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All I can say is if you have the time, take the tour! I love their brewery, freshly brewed and tastes are outstanding. The food is pretty good, too!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we popped in to see what it was about. Loads of choice of beers but the waitress took time to talk us through them and match a beer to our tastes.... and she got it spot on

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Hanover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There is nothing to dislike about this place. The food was excellent, the staff was professional, and the best part...beer selection. My boyfriend and I are guilty beer snobs, but, our waiter recommended great beers for us. We weren't disappointed because we ordered a few rounds. I had a pulled pork sandwich which was YUMMY!!! Its great to know that... More 

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Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Portsmouth Brewery is a wonderful brewpub, with a marvelous menu with almost an artistic and classy flare. Before entering, you can gaze upon the beacon of a golden stein overflowing with frothy nectar, just beckoning you to enter. Inside is long, narrow and two tiered, with a bar on the right upper level. Straight to the back right is where... More 

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Long Island, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We came here for the beer tasting and the bar maid was not very friendly. The beer was okay. Wouldn't come here again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Another local spot that had a waiting list that reached outdoors! We sat near the bar, and the draft from the large windows was quite chilly, but it didn't bother us, because we didn't have to wait. The beer selection was good, but the menu and our server weren't very descriptive. However, we were offered free tastes of the beers... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Portsmouth Brewery is an iconic part of town. The atmosphere is fun, the food (especially the nachos) are tasty, and the beer is cold. That be said, the wait staff could use a lesson in service. For a touristy town, it isn't a friendly restaurant. I'd still recommend you try it, just don't expect the welcome mat to be... More 

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Walpole, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a window seat - was awesome looking outside at the street scene as well as seeing inside to the bar area. Cool atmosphere, funky bathrooms, great beer and food. bar staff couldn't be more attentive and knowledgeable ...mussels were fantastic - try the spicy ones - they're not that spicy - just good flavor.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Daily Specials are awesome!!! The food is a great value. Big place and family friendly or romantic dinner or dine alone. great hours and location!!!

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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: 603-431-1115

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?