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Portsmouth Brewery

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American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time in Portsmouth. This place was recommended by UNH student. The ploughmans plate appetizer was awesome. The beer selection was nice. I had a pastrami sandwich which was extremely fatty. Pretty disappointing actually. After I took out the fatty pieces there was not much pastrami left. Our server was pretty bad. I asked for a second beer which didn't... More 

Thank Chuck V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for apps and beer, expecting typical 'bar food'. What we got was freshly prepared chicken tenders with just a hint of crust, an AWESOME hot mustard for dipping, and a hand crafted cheese spread with hand-made toasts. The beers we tasted were excellent, all chosen with the guidance of our server David. We cannot say enough good... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are so glad we stopped by this place! We shared an order of mussels. I still think of that sauce...so yummy! It came with bread, we dipped and scraped up every last drop. The mussels were tender and perfectly cooked. The bartender was amazing! She made us a beer cocktail with beer, lemonade and a shot of vodka! It... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for a snack while shopping and we enjoyed our stay. We sat on the patio and enjoy a good beer and the devil eggs. The beer was cold and the eggs were tasty. The rating is very good instead of excellent, due to the fact that the patio is at the back of the restaurant and does not... More 

Thank Paul G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip to Portsmouth is never complete without having at least one meal and a flight of beer at this lively restaurant! The food is really good.. I tried the curry mussels and they were delish! And you can not go wrong when ordering the pastrami sandwich. Even the kids loved the calamari.

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East Mordor, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were wandering downtown and decided to have dinner. We were seated promptly. The place was busy and we often had to wait to find our server, but that's understandable with so many tables to handle. The menu is offers a wide range of choices in food and drink. The beer was great. I had the tamari and ginger tofu... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited from England as we were visiting niece while staying in Boston. She recommended and booked table for 6 on very busy day and restaurant texted when table was ready. Brewpub with good food. Had a feel of and English pub grub place. Beer choice was amazing and my 21 yr old son would have happily stayed all aft he... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here after dinner this past Saturday while on vacation in Portsmouth and had a wonderful experience. My friend and I sat at the bar and immediately struck up a conversation with the bartender as well as those around us. We were served immediately and I asked for a flight and received all the beers brewed from the brewery. We... More 

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Rye Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Portsmouth Brewery is always good for business or pleasure. The environment is upbeat with helpful staff and a happy chatter from other patrons. Peter & Joanne, (the owners) have always been good at hiring & training employees. The menu is updated to include fresh offerings. Their on site brewing abilities came early and have consistently been diverse & tasty!

Thank Doug N
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We perused a bunch of restaurant menus around downtown and decided on a warm evening we really did not want a $32 entree of what I am sure is really good fish. We wanted casual and we got it. We sat outside in a small completely contained courtyard. It was quieter than the music inside and quite comfortable. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034311115
Welcome to New Hampshire's original brewpub, a landmark in downtown Portsmouth's thriving restaurant scene since 1991. Our wide-ranging menu is complemented by a selection of our own unique, hand-crafted beers, as well as selected guest beers, including hard-to-find selections from our sister company, Smuttynose Brewing Co. Come for the beer. Stay for the food. We serve all types!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?