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Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met my family at the Portsmouth Brewery for an after Thanksgiving dinner. There were 14 people ranging in ages 4 to 60. Everyone enjoyed the food and the beer. They sports fans were also able to keep an eye on the Patriots game, which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carrscellar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific little place this is. The food was to die for. Definitely will come here again. The atmosphere just adds to it all.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank raw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food etc was great. Server was friendly. Only problem was the bathroom !!! Only one loo as the other was closed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stephenmW988SE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing lunch and selection of brews. Also a shop selling great merchandise. We had lunch there on holiday from Wales UK. Was fantastic experience. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mltpayne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've had many visits to Portsmouth, but this is the first time that we have actually stopped at the Portsmouth Brewery for drinks or food or anything. It is always so crowded, that it never seemed worth the wait, with so many other great spots....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FreddyBeachTeach
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We had a very good lunch here. The food was well prepared and presented. The service was very friendly and efficient. I found the mussels and smoked chicken to be particularly good and plentiful. If I lived in the area I would be a definite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank calflyer80
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Awesome staff and great food! Had no problem accommodating our large group. Way better service than the Gas Light down the street.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mommajustsayin
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Not even average pub food quality. My entre which was a “Restaurant Week” special was room temperature and dried out. It was a pasta dish with one mushroom and very little sauce. The General Pao fried cauliflower was very good. Beers are Ok unless you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

First time in New Hampshire, and specifically Portsmouth. What a quaint, neat city with tons of shopping and restaurants. We had lunch on Monday, Nov. 5. Service was prompt and the food was very good. A couple of folks got Pastrami sandwiches and they said...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GreenBayGal2017
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner here. There was a large selection of house-brewed beers on tap, and the ones we tried were marvelous. I had the chowder of the day and a field greens salad and enjoyed them both. Hubbie is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank erinrenfroe
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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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