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Portsmouth Book and Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


American, Cafe, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Old book store with a bar and great folk music that night. Quintet of ladies with fiddle, banjo. piano, drums and guitar. This is a very politically liberal place which you can overlook.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank WaltNH
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is a nice place to browse for books, have a bite to eat and a drink, and relax. Has a great selection of books. Good place to relax with friends and family.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank ConcordNHMonet
Reviewed December 14, 2016

A great little place. Books, a variety of coffees including cappuccino, teas, and beers with bands or readings weekly. How can you go wrong with that. I have seen a couple bands play here - their great and it's a very comfortable atmosphere, dimly lit...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

- Atmosphere: Imagine sitting in a library with a bar. Music playing in the background. It is spacey with comfortable seating opportunities - My view: Personally I love it, need to find a similar combination back home. - People: The people/staff are great/kind (mostly alternative/hipster/students)

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Schuiram
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I'm always having trouble finding the right espresso drinks when I travel, but their mocha is fantastic! Nice and rich because it is made with good quality chocolate, not some syrup. They also offer food and alcohol, although I've only had the mocha's. They also...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank viriginaw2016
Reviewed November 6, 2016

I love Book & Bar! We've come here a few times, and it's such a fun place to visit. It's one of those bookstores that can appease any mood you're in. There's a decent selection, and the staff is helpful when you're searching for a...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank thefellsdesign
Reviewed October 9, 2016

John runs Portsmouth Book and Bar. He caters to junkies -- book junkies, music junkies, coffee junkies, dessert junkies. He is a pusher and I love the level of civilized life that he has imported from Newton to Portsmouth. Thanks, John

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Kalonymos
Reviewed September 27, 2016

There is so much to love about this place. It's a restaurant with artisan offerings in a used book store in an architecturally significant building. First the food. It was mid- morning so I had Nana's Farm: a breakfast sandwich with egg, melted cheddar cheese,...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank allisonwanders
Reviewed September 16, 2016

A great little place! Can’t beat coffee, beer, and books! Great setting and friendly staff. My wife and I lost well over an hour here enjoying slow brewed ice coffee and scouring the book selection!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Steve B
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food, unbelievable prices on books, good vibe. Plenty of seating indoors and some outdoors. Cool building, nice staff

Date of visit: September 2016
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I do not believe so. I have seen folks with their children inside.
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