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Portsmouth Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Kittery, Maine
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Downtown Portsmouth. Fun atmosphere. Awesome beer choices. Get a flight! Downstairs bar is less crowded. Park at the garage. Short walk

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good lunches, burgers, nachos, chowder. Great place for a group. Tends to be busy and restaurant staff gets overwhelmed. Loud environment.

Thank kas929
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to try some of their beer. We did not eat here. The beer selection was modest. Our beers were good. Bathrooms were interesting!

Thank alidaylily
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175 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice pub/restaurant in quaint downtown Portsmouth. The title says it all. Burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, snacks. Very nice.

Thank gnolect
Western New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon the recommendation of locals, my husband and I stopped here on a Monday noon for lunch and a beer. We were seated immediately, but service was slow. We enjoyed a delicious beer ("Dirty Blonde Ale") and waited a bit to put in our order. My husband's meal was fine, but my Assistant Brewer's Salad developed into a mess of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a hot pastrami sandwich to die for. It was so spicy and tasty. Wait staff was great. It has a very nice ambience and an outdoor dining area.

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Fountain Valley, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on a Sunday afternoon and had about a fifteen minute wait - they notify you by text when your table is ready. Not a problem since there are so many cute shops nearby to browse in Or you can have a drink at the bar while waiting. Lots of different brew choices - and the appetizers were really good.... More 

Thank Kathryn C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a beer & lunch and had the absolute best Reuben I've ever tasted! They smoke the meat in-house! Fantastic service as well!

Thank Shannon R
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was absolutely delicious, the beer is great and Matthew our server couldn't have been more gracious and helpful.

Thank taungakava
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portsmouth Brewery has a great atmosphere, buzzing and full of people of all ages from families, young and not so young couples, work groups etc. The service was excellent and our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a flight of six beers to find the ones we liked best and I also had a wonderful blueberry gin... More 

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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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?