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“Great brewery food, drinks and atmosphere”
Review of Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Brewery
Ranked #11 of 202 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Ellington, CT
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great brewery food, drinks and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

We stopped by around 4:00 on a Friday and were told that they could seat our party of 12 around 7 or 7:30. We stopped back at 7 and were told it would be 7:30 so we window shopped and hung out outside. 7:30 came and went and they kept saying "just a few more minutes". We had 4 children with us, ages 2-12. We were finally seated (with some very cranky children) at 8:30. If they really didn't have the time/space to accommodate us, I wish they had told us at 4:00 when we made the reservation. By 7:30 on a Friday night with a party if 12, we were stuck. By the time we got waters and milk for the kids it was 8:45. Our other drinks came shortly after, along with a rushed appetizer to appease the kids. It took a while to take our food orders but the food came out quickly and was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Nothing fancy, but good pub/comfort food along with some creative dishes. The drink and food menu selections were great, and so was the atmosphere (minus once crying child in our party). I would recommend this, place for small parties or drinks at the bar.

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Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beer”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Nice to visit- a little noisy. Nice to stop in for a beer or burger. They have many beers and will give you recommendations on them.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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“We ate both of our dinners here...”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

An all beer meal is possible. Beer battered fries. Beer in the seasonal salad. Beer seared burgers. Mussels cooked in beer. Genius. Twice.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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“Liked the beers and the food”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had a dinner there with a co-worker. They had a list of freshly brewed beers on the board and the waitress explained what they were. The food was an upscale version of your typical pub food. It's definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited September 2012
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Washington, DC
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Nice Experience, Good Food”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We at at the Portsmouth Brewery while passing through town. Our overall experience was really good. The food tasted as described on the menu, and was very fresh. It definitely did not taste pre-frozen. We also tried the beer sampler, which included all 10 of their brews for the day. We really enjoyed the Creme Ale, and the Oatmeal Stout. Prices were average, and service was friendly. We would stop by again if we were back in town.

  • Visited September 2012
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