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Portsmouth Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the ale house mussels and fresh bread. Outstanding! Would also recommend the pastromi on rye. Not to mention the fresh draft brews. Great service,too. Will return.

Thank Aviator172
Brooklyn, New York
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten at Portsmouth Brewery a few times now, and am always struck by the diversity of their in-house brews. These are the guys behind the more widely-distributed Smuttynose Brewing Company and they have a unique set of brews at this location, as well as growlers to go and the like. Typical brewpub fare with an emphasis on seafood, which... More 

Thank jillysp
St. John
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always get a good meal here. We've been several times. It tends to be very busy on the weekends, so get there early. It's fine for kids.

Thank Katherine G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just arrived into town and this was our first stop as we were starving. A varied menu was great for my family. Husband had mussels which he loved!

Thank Deb C
Niantic, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, 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?