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Press Room Restaurant

77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
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Ranked #53 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
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- Aug 16, 2014
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The Press Room hosts a Friday afternoon "open session" with area musicians and singers. You'll not find a more authentic or enjoyable concert this side of a pub in Ireland. The atmosphere is pub like and the food is up to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Sarasota, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is fine, but what we go for is the jazz. Small groups and soloists, and one night a week for drop-in musicians. This is the essence of Portsmouth.

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I used to come here 20 years ago for the great atmosphere, music and food. Now I travel from Florida to NH 4 times a year to visit family and friends and to make sure I have a seat early Friday evening for the great music and stories provided by those with great talent. Wonderful food. Friendly servers and great... More

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Rye, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Pressroom is a Portsmouth institution...albeit a relatively young (for Portsmouth) one. The Pressroom has music every day of the week! (they originally got their liquor license because of this agreement - music everyday!) The downstairs is filled with acoustic sea-shanty's and irish music during the week; with the electric stuff saved for upstairs later at night. Don't miss the... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Press Room is known in the area to have some of the most consistent and best music around so it's worth checking out for that. Food is OK - typical pub food. Edible but nothing special. One of those local places that we take for granted but shouldn't - it's really a special spot because of the showcase of... More

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We would have liked to have given this at least 4 stars because of what happens here on Friday nights. Local Celts and Scots move in and out of the back area of the bar on that night to sit and play and sing wonderful tunes that they all seem to know. It was enchanting. However, the service was poor... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I haven't actually eaten here, but the jazz is the best in the region. And this is a region where the jazz is very good indeed. Definitely worth checking out if you are in to good music.

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Medway, Massachusetts, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We walked in on a Sunday night and there was awesome live music upstairs. There was a 5 piece jazz band and they were great. You can just grab a drink and sit and listen-no cover charge.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I don't like to complain because I am a bartender myself. My friend and I went here on a Friday night. The bar isn't that big and there were 3 people on the bar working. We had all 3 of them walk by us until I asked for a drink one if them replied "ya hold on" and walked off... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on a Tuesday night and we were treated to a great jazz band. The place was very busy and very loud, but the service, as well as the food, was wonderful. The white pizza was delicious!!

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