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77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
603-431-5186
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12:00 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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty sandwiches, fresh, good price

We just ate there while meeting friends last Friday evening. Portsmouth was busy as usual in the summer. Parked in garage on Hanover Street. Press Room easy to find, good beers, friendly staff that allowed us time to catch up. We ate downstairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Nancy D
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As the sign says, good food and live music. In fact the food is great, and the music is even better. Reminds me of the old Club 47 in Cambridge Mass, which was just behind Harvard Square. But for those who are younger than 50, just be sure that you will definitely enjoy your evening, no matter who is playing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We just ate there while meeting friends last Friday evening. Portsmouth was busy as usual in the summer. Parked in garage on Hanover Street. Press Room easy to find, good beers, friendly staff that allowed us time to catch up. We ate downstairs.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoy Sunday nights at the Press Room upstairs with live jazz musicians. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Wait staff is experienced and polite. Informal atmosphere belies the wealth of music, good cheer and good eats.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been here on several occasions to see shows. It's a small venue that lacks a real stage but it makes shows feel like an intimate house party. Great chance to see a band up close and interact. The beer menu could use some additions but there are breweries close by so hit them up before the show!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Press Room is a restaurant/pub/music venue like no other. Music is 7 days a week--jazz, blues, rock. But it is also one of the places that makes Portsmouth such a great city to visit because it is so unique in the range and novelty of what goes on there. Great small groups for jazz lunch/brunch and in the evenings.... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped in for a light meal and some beers and an opportunity to soak up some local flavor. We shared a burger and fries and a few beers. The burger was not bad and the music downstairs were locals singing traditional Irish songs. Overall we enjoyed the atmosphere and recommend a visit to all music lovers. Bigger music is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We are the type who dig the divey vibe for bars, and this place did not disappoint! While there were tourists, the bar and the upstairs venue seemed geared more toward locals, which is what we loved about it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Jazz singer and back-up band drew us in. The server had to cover the entire floor alone, so the food took a while. It was good, not great. They accommodated a special request and kept my water glass full all evening long. The music was worth coming for. Nice ambience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-431-5186
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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