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Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (99 reviews)
“nachos” (44 reviews)
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American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
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Reviewed March 11, 2016

We came for lunch as a party of five and were greeted quickly. We had a variety of sandwiches and salads including nachos! Everything was fresh tasting and reasonably priced. Their beers were excellent also. Always will stop in when in town.

Thank David W
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food and beer and good menu ... We had a few beers and martinis... And a few apps... We had the calamari which had way too much breading and we had the potato chips made fresh which were very good

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while touring Portsmouth. Good beer selection with both their own beers and other local offerings. Beers were good and so was the food. Popular place was pretty busy. Service was very good.

Thank DAVE B
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Always has some unique brews available, and in the evenings the atmosphere is great, I always have a great time when I call in for a Beer during my holidays :-)

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed March 3, 2016

This will be a simple review because I just came for beer to take back to my room for a few days. Not growlers, but the 32 ounce "squealers." I picked two after the helpful bartender explained the choices. Both were winners. The one dish...More

Thank bagnato1
Reviewed March 2, 2016

My friend and I went to dinner there and it was horrible. the second the server asked if we were drinking, We told him no and he basically ignored us. we waited for over an hour for the food we ordered. we didn't even wait...More

Thank Troy F
Reviewed February 28, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed lunch at Portsmouth Brewery on a Saturday early afternoon. There was a short wait so hostess took my cell number and texted me when our table was ready. 20 minutes later we were being seated. The atmosphere was casual as...More

Thank William E
Reviewed February 28, 2016

A friend recommended the Portsmouth Brewery for their mussels. We chose the curry mussels and were happy we did. They were plentiful, plump and delicious. The drinks were great and so reasonable. Nate, the bartender, was very attentive. We really enjoyed talking with him and...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Portsmouth a few years ago and remembers the Portsmouth Brewery. We felt like having an easy-going, fun evening so we went again. The food was delicious (my mussels tasted better than the ones I age on famous Key West) and...More

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed February 23, 2016

A good selection of Smuttynose beers coupled with good food makes for a nice stop while in Portsmouth. Wait staff was very good and we enjoyed everything we ate/drank. Would definitely stop by again.

Thank bobaidan
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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, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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