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Address: 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
Phone Number: 1-603-431-5186
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Great Old Time Feel

This pub has a great "old time" ambiance. When we were there, a group was playing Irish music. The authentic brick walls are decorated with a local artist's paintings, which were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
Jim T
Stratham, New Hampshire
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This pub has a great "old time" ambiance. When we were there, a group was playing Irish music. The authentic brick walls are decorated with a local artist's paintings, which were for sale. Their jerk wings are among the best I've had. Service and prices were great. This is a pub worth visiting and revisiting.

Thank Jim T
Charlotte NC
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Little gem we walked into with a decent selection of craft beer, food and drinks. Great chicken wings, lobster salad, and almost any other item you may desire. Bar atmosphere, so I wouldn't bring kids, maybe in the afternoon hours, but not after 7 p.m. If you like sports, lots of TVs and they were definitely a Boston/NE crowd. Friendly... More 

Thank EMB08
Rochester MA
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Very comfortable bar and small venue to hear music. Great crowd and bartenders offered great service.

Thank bruno53
New Hampshire
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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!

Thank Mark J
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595 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We went here with some friends while the decks where crowded. The service was poor and drinks really weak for the high price. No bar food either as the menu is for the restaurant upstairs and is kinda fancy. Plus side is love music, but I a small place you can't hear yourself think while it's happening.

Thank Palmgirl33
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159 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not our typical hangout but they had a group there we wanted to check out. Creaky, dark, dank place...some people like that but...given the age of the building that's what you get. Liked the oriental rugs hanging on the wall for acoustic and deco. The seating is uncomfortable, sticky, dated furniture. Some people get into that vibe...I guess it just... More 

Thank MurphyNh
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had been a few years since I had been to Portsmouth and this overnight trip was for business. Our small group of four chose Press Room for dinner. Three of us had steak tips and one had fish and chips. Other than the fact that my tips were undercooked (which the staff quickly corrected) I don't think anyone had a... More 

Thank huntmhd
Hudson, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Maybe for pub lovers which I am not. Its interesting - the staff is nice, and the jazz was great. Other than beer there is not much else worth drinking. The food was mediocre pub food - over cooked fries and greasy onion rings, over cooked falafel... I just was underwhelmed. Not worth my lunch... Atmosphere was nice, but the... More 

Thank Rita V
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559 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We only were on the first floor for a drink. Service seemed a bit overwhelmed. We ordered 2 beers, 1 mixed drink, 1 diet coke and one coffee. We got, 2 beers, 1 mixed drink, 1 glass of sletzer and one cup of cold coffee. Our waitress was able to bring us the right order but we could tell she... More 

Thank Travelbugsforlife
Detroit, Michigan
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I liked it, good food and atmosphere - just thought it was a little pricey. Most places in the area are also, however.

Thank MatteoLC

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