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Press Room Restaurant

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77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
603-431-5186
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4:00 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
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Lively bar environment

We didn't have food here, but it's always been a fun spot to stop for a few drinks and some live music. Just remember, it's a bar, so don't expect the bathrooms to be even remotely sanitary.😳

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Carriesoper
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B'ham
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NH
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371 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has been around forever. My college roommate from New Castle and I used to come here for lunch and hot buttered rums. It's still good, but different. The food is average, prices are high (you pay for the historic atmosphere), and the service was slow the last time I was here. It's a very popular venue for live... More 

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Thank NHjojo
New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The group "Combo Sabroso" appeared at the Press Room on Sat., Dec. 5th playing their rendition of "Salsa/Regge Party". Great vibes as the place was rocking with dancers and a full house of patrons! Each set got better...playing to the wee hours of the night. If you dig great Latin music...watch for their next appearance...come early!

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Thank Mark J
B'ham
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have food here, but it's always been a fun spot to stop for a few drinks and some live music. Just remember, it's a bar, so don't expect the bathrooms to be even remotely sanitary.😳

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Thank Carriesoper
Dover, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank David K
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13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Nancy D
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank audrey p
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank w0nderlustqueen
Stratham, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank happytravelers06614
Clearwater, Florida
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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Thank jvs_tampa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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