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Portsmouth Brewery


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Black Bean Dip
served piping hot with jack cheese, salsa & tortilla chips.
Beer Battered Fried Chicken Tenders
fresh hand-cut chicken dunked in our beer batter, served in the following styles-bbq style: tossed in our smokey bacon bbq sauce made with our old brown dog ale. hot ale mustard: plain tenders with a side of our homemade honey, dijon mustard & old brown dog ale sauce. buffalo style: tossed in our homemade buffalo sauce seasoned with cayenne pepper, butter & spices, served with the brewerys blue cheese dressing. volcano style: tossed in our smokin 5-alarm bbq sauce. for serious heat-seeking, no-turning/no-sending-it back freaks.
Hummus & Baba Ganoosh
a pair of delicious homemade middle-eastern specialties served with dipping breads and fresh vegetables.
Ploughmans Plate
a sampling of artisanal cured meat and local cheese served with mustard, pickles and a pretzel roll.
Crispy Fried Calamari
beer-battered calamari fried and tossed with fresh parsley, chili flakes and asiago cheese, served with homemade marinara and fresh lemon.
With Chicken Or Chili Or Bbq Pork Add $3.5
crispy tortilla chips baked with jalapenos, scallions, black olives, tomatoes, onions and jack cheese, served with our salsa and sour cream.
Priced Daily
Flatbread Of The Day
our grilled malt sourdough crust with a daily selection of seasonal, local and organic toppings.
Grilled Or Blackened Chicken Add $3.5
Grilled Tempeh Add $3.25
Brewery Seasonal Salad
local farm greens tossed with our lemon-tarragon vinaigrette with red onion, balsamic-grilled pears and pumpkin seeds.
Grilled Or Blackened Chicken Add $3.5
Grilled Tempeh Add $3.25
Classic Caesar
chopped romaine lettuce with herb croutons, shredded parmesan and homemade caesar dressing. top either of the above salads with:
Cup $3.75
Bowl $5.5
Chowder Of The Day
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.75
Our Homemade Chili
ground beef and chorizo sausage, tomatoes, spices, onions, peppers, beans and ale.
Cup $3.25
Bowl $4.25
Soup Of The Day
Soup, Salad & Bread
your choice of salad with our soup of the day and homemade pretzel roll.
Chili Or Chowder, Salad & Bread
your choice of salad with chili or chowder and homemade pretzel roll.
Served With Your Choice Of Our Featured Side Of The Day, Chips & Salsa Or Fries.
Lemon-dill Chicken Salad Sandwich
chunks of blonde ale-poached chicken breast with fresh dill and lemony mayonnaise on wheat bread with cucumber, sprouts, lettuce and tomato.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
our most popular sandwich: tender barbeque pork, seasoned, smoked and pulled in-house, served on a bulkie roll.
With Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Sauteed Mushrooms Or Sauteed Onions Add $1.0
With Bacon Add $2.0
Chargrilled Half Pound Burger
portsmouths best! a half-pound of naturally raised angus beef served on a bulkie roll.
Tempeh Wrap
cider-braised tempeh in a whole wheat wrap with tamari dressing, fresh spinach, mushroom, red onion and carrots.
Fried Haddock Sandwich
a beer battered haddock fillet, fried and served on a bulkie roll with your choice of tartar sauce or chipotle mayonnaise.
Hot Pastrami On Rye
house-cured beef brisket rubbed with molasses and spices, slow-smoked and piled high on marble rye with mustard, swiss cheese and sauerkraut.
With Cheddar Cheese, Swiss, Provolone, Sauteed Mushrooms Or Sauteed Onions Add $0.75
Brewery Veggie Burger
our delicious homemade meatless alternative lovingly made with a blend of tofu, toasted oats, roasted fresh vegetables and spices.
Bratwurst Burger
a grilled patty of housemade bratwurst served on our pretzel roll with sweet mustard and sauerkraut.
Crab Cake Club
a crispy crab cake on a toasted bulky with lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and garlic-herb mayo.
Old Brown Dog Hanger Steak
a chargrilled ten-ounce hanger steak seasoned in our old brown dog marinade with gorgonzola-chive cream sauce
Market Price
Fresh Catch Of The Day
todays presentation of our chefs choice of the freshest seafood available.
Herb-roasted Chicken And Gravy
a half chicken, marinated in rosemary and garlic then roasted crisp and served with pan gravy.
Smoked Tofu With Rice Noodles
stir-fried noodles seasoned with fresh ginger and cilantro, served with crispy fresh vegetables and our hoisin-marinated smoked tofu.
Fresh Ziti With Vermont White Cheddar
fresh nutmeg ziti tossed with caramelized onions, forest mushrooms, and cream.
Fish & Chips
fresh haddock fillets, beer battered and fried, served with french fries and your choice of tartar sauce or chipotle mayonnaise.
Order As A Meal For Yourself Or To Share With Friends As An Appetizer. A Heaping Bowl Of Fresh Whole Mussels Steamed In Our Blonde Ale Broth With Your Choice Of Seasoning And Served With Toasted Baguette For Dipping.
Alehouse Style
with roma tomatoes, garlic, oregano and butter.
Spicy Curry Style
with curry, coconut milk, lemongrass and a touch of spicy chili sauce. goes great with fries!
Featured Side Of The Day
Side Salad
your choice of our brewery seasonal salad or caesar salad
Black Beans And Rice
Tortilla Chips And Salsa
French Fries
Potato Of The Day
Vegetable Of The Day
A La Mode, Add 1.95
Seasonal Fruit Crisp
our chefs choice of fresh, seasonal fruit baked with a cinnamon-oat streusel topping served warm.
Warm Stout Cake
a rich, chocolate cake made with our stout served with a vanilla bean sauce.
Pie Of The Day
theres nothing like a great piece of pie! ask your server for a description of todays homemade slice of heaven.
Stout Float
a scoop of vanilla gelato and chocolate syrup topped with our stout.
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!
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great mussels, very good local beer. Prompt service. Great pub! Best selection of local beer in town.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 365bob2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for great beer and good food. Our waitress Taylor was a huge asset to the evening. Read our party of eight like a book and a good time was had by all

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank johnmI136CG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the golden, pale ales. Food was just okay. Tried the falafel wrap and beer battered chicken and fish.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 1nv1nc1bl3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a beer Very knowledgeable and friendly bar staff Wide selection of beers All very good. Very nice time

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank timmsullivan56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped while in town for vacation. Had a large group and we were attended to quickly and our waiter was friendly and helpful. Nice selection of beers.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tls15
Reviewed January 16, 2019

There are a lot of breweries to choose from in this area and the Portsmouth brewery doesn’t seem to be keeping up with some of the other smaller breweries nearby. The location was cool in the middle of town, very walkable with a parking garage...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Denise V
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I'm not a vegetarian, but their middle eastern food is pretty good, with a nice kick! And the beer is good too!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ScubaDDT
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This brewery does not only offer an awesome selection of beers, its food menu is just fantastic! The atmosphere of this place is outstanding and the quality of service is excellent. When looking for a unique place to relax and to enjoy a few beers,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

The food is above average pub style, but the selection of beers are off the chart. The brew on premise and the selections change with the season. The device was attentive with prices not bad at all. Worth the try.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 322johnpauls
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I frequent this brewery once every couple years. It’s always brewing new delicious beers, always has a unique special. I had the BBQ steak tip flatbread pizza. It was phenomenal. The best part was our server Sarah. A great attitude, knowledgeable of the entire beer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MikeMikeSmash
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September 24, 2017|
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Response from Peter E | Property representative |
Good afternoon (sorry for the tardy reply). Yes, we do have a small patio, but, alas, we can not allow pets there as it is only accessible from inside the building.
September 24, 2017|
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Response from garykB8764LC | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see a patio.
Patricia C
June 14, 2015|
Response from Peter E | Property representative |
Good morning, Thanks for your question. The answer is a qualified yes. Like many other older buildings in downtown Portsmouth, ours was not built to meet ADA requirements. Our front entrance is two steps up from the... More
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