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77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
603-431-5186
Today
5:00 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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed Our Visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
jvs_tampa
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Clearwater, Florida
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Stratford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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NH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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