We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ri Ra

Certificate of Excellence
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
22 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 225: English reviews
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Portsmouth recently and decided to try the Irish Pub, Ri Ra. It's located in Market Square in an old historic bank. The bars are still on the windows and a room in the rear that resembles a cell. I can only assume that this is where the vault was located. I had the Cottage pie and my... More 

Thank dickozski
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were great. I loved the atmosphere as the building used to be a bank. There is a stained glass dome and painted ceiling, and vault in the rear. The building used to be a bank built in 1872. Very cool.

Thank kevindief
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family enjoyed this Irish pub so much because the menu was identical to food from Dublin. Pretty presentation and its fun to sit in the vault (was an old bank.) Be sure to check out the upstairs to see some classic architecture and the harp. Easy parking anywhere in this adorable town.

Thank Carrie S
Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see establishments in Portsmouth. The history of the building, it's design and decor and the enormous bar, is probably unlike anything you've seen elsewhere. And oh by the way, they have great drinks and service.

Thank TravelForLife54
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beers and a friendly staff. My phone needed to be charged and the hostess took it and charged it up for me.

Thank Sullitm
Epsom, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a Saturday during the tall ship sail in August. We sat outside on the terrace for lunch. Our waiter Gabriel took our drink orders. My husband had the pub burger, and it was made to his order. I had the Reuben sandwich. I found the sauerkraut On The Reuben a bit flat, the meat was good... More 

Thank Liorah W
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to sit outside and have a drink, we were told we would have to order food. We went to another bar that served us a drink, and we later ordered food. Maybe the lesson should be, that when people drink, they may get hungry.

Thank thecooks2000
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has awesome food and a super fun atmosphere! The buffalo wings are crazy spicy, so only order those if you are daring!

Thank B599YRmargaretm
New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right in the Market Square and so easy to walk by as it can be crowded on the street and you have to walk up a short staircase to enter. It is a unique setting for an Irish pub - set in an old bank with high ceilings and a stained glassed dome inside! Great comfort food.... More 

Thank nancy10684
Nassau, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the heart of downtown in an old building that was originally a bank. High ceilings, stained glass windows, stone walls - a really unique pub atmosphere. There was live music (on a Sunday evening) and we were offered a choice to be near or away from it (away was a good choice to facilitate conversation - but the... More 

Thank 78chevy

Travelers who viewed Ri Ra also viewed


Been to Ri Ra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-319-1680

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ri Ra and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
New Hampshire
1 month ago
New Hampshire
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ri Ra staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?