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Portsmouth Brewery

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$$ - $$$
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

"Brewery" in the sense that they have some beers made for them somewhere... the beer would be "fine" if this were the 1990s but here in the midst of a New England craft Beer renaissance? Meh, It's fine. Where they really stumbled was the food and service. We were stuck in a brightly lit corner and ignored for a while.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on vacation, my husband and I visited the brewery for dinner based on the glowing reviews. We walked in so that I could ask the host what the "potato of the day" was. (I have dietary restrictions, and I saw that most of their entrees were served with this item). He shrugged and said he didn't know. He didn't... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously a popular spot as the wait was about 40 minutes but it was well worth it. Pub/brewery atmosphere but very comfortable. Very efficient and friendly service with a lot of information about the menu and personal favorites. Highlights were the BBQ Chicken and the mussels. Our waiter told me (I am a big guy) that I would not be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a few years and food has improved from past. Beer here is ALWAYS good so nice to see balancing out

Thank mritsonm
Willington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year, 2015, the menu was awesome and service too. This year, 2016, menu changed up a bit, more pub style food than the larger offerings / variety we were used too. Like an Applebees Chain now. Lost a lot of its quality. Maybe a luncheon versus a dinner now.

Thank Leila B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food were very good. You folks are the best. Unusual dishes including a more traditional fare. I did not have beer but the selections looked intriguing. Fun place to be. Many thanks

Thank theresaroseg
New Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Portsmouth is a great place to spend the day and Portsmouth Brewery is our favorite place to eat. Very good pub food and a great selection of craft beers. Can't wait for our next visit!

Thank Steve N
Lee, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my go-to favorite places in Portsmouth. As someone on a plant-based diet, I always appreciate that I can find great things to eat that I will enjoy at a brewery. The atmosphere is jovial and comfortable with a variety of sorts of seating. And the beer, of course, is great.

Thank dlramus
Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular spot in Portsmouth. We went during restaurant week and were able to get a good table for 6 people. The appetizers were excellent and the portions were large. Our server (Dave) was attentive and made sure that everyone had what they needed. He checked in throughout the entire time that we were seated. The burgers were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent- got the cod special and pumpkin soup . We knew the beer was going to be good. Service was also good.

Thank George C

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Restaurant Details

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