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Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent variety and quality of beer that they brew, plus guest beers that are local and also from afar. Tried three different ones and they were all outstanding. Highly recommend this place. Fun game room downstairs. Food was very nice pub food, clearly with excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dhoopstick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was on my list to stop in on our 24 road trip. The beer was great.. had the Portsmouth Pale Ale. Really great tasting beer. Food on the other hand was just ok. For Appetizers we got the hummus plate and the pretzel...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank seadogs04103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a quality beer. The main upstairs was packed to no surprise. We traveled downstairs to the ratty bar . Looked like the few shuffle board could be fun. I felt like I was in some back Ally dive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrCrowtoes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh yeah, this place was awesome! I love tasting different kinds of beers and they had a ton. And the huge sample paddle is the bomb! There wasn't a beer I didn't like. The food was good too. My friend and I ate off each...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beentheredonethatia
Reviewed December 3, 2018

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
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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