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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
+1 603-431-1115
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Niantic, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for beer samples on a tip from the Alehouse Inn. Not only was the beer excellent but the food was as well!

Thank jackaroo99
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and friendly staff at the bar. Plenty of menu choices and daily specials.No old Jamison but the staff can usually find reasonable substitutes. Beer options are not as extensive as thirsty moose but better or comparable to nearby bars/restaurants.

Thank jfazeli
Endicott, New York
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beer is fantastic! Food is good. I tried Night Nurse which is a black IPA very good!!! I had burger and fries. fries originally came out cold but waitresses quickly rectified the situation and brought out more. I will definitely go back!!!!

Thank Rmondelli
Currituck, North Carolina
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206 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love eating here!! Their beers on tap are great and brewed right on sight. The food is great and pairs well with their selection of beers. The wait staff will help you pair you choice of beer with your meal. Great place to eat at any time

Thank Greg C
Lewiston, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended that we try Portsmouth Brewery while in town. We were not disappointed. The place was so busy when we got there at about 1p. They told us we could enjoy the bar downstairs while waiting, and took our cell phone number to text us when our table was ready. We ended up staying downstairs as it was... More 

Thank Trisha W
Dover, New Hampshire
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112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good place for a nice selection of local beers and good food. The menu has plenty of items to choose from.From salads to appetizers ,pizza,sandwiches,burgers and main courses,there is something for everyone including a kids menu. Parking nearby in the downtown garage.They also have a full bar.

Thank T4349TOinfo
Greensboro, North Carolina
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't try the beer but the bourbon was good! Had the salmon and and was very happy with the choice. Very fresh and not fishy at all. Service was very good, atmosphere was typical of a restaurant like this- was very clean inside as well. Worth a try.

Thank WSNCReview
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been visiting here since it opening some ?20 years ago? Beer is amazing, great selection, always fresh and changing. If you want to travel 15 miles south to Hampton, visit their brewery, Smuttynose. The Hayseed restaurant there is great as well. Back to the Portsmouth Brewery. Always fun, busy and a great place to meet and share a point... More 

Thank Tim L
Danvers, MA
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is crowded, and slightly overpriced. I've gone in and done a flight of beers, only to find I liked 1 or 2, but found that most were too strong or too bitter. This is really no different than any other brewery. Its in a great section of town, in the heart of the shopping district in Portsmouth. If... More 

Thank JackGiarratana
Rochester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer..fresh and a great variety offed. The food...not so much although I will admit the mussels were good. Good service..we would definitely return for beers!

Thank Madwoman725

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 603-431-1115
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?