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“Great food and beer”
Review of Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Brewery
Ranked #12 of 202 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food and beer”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went here as a family of four (two under 17) for lunch on a busy weekday (15 minute wait for a seat) and everything was great. The staff was attentive and cheery. Our waiter knew the menu very well and the beer menu very well also. He was able to give good suggestions. The food was very good - the salmon bahn mi sandwich, the pulled pork, the chicken kebab, and of course the burger. Everything was done very well with a nice range of selections for all tastes. The clientele ranged from larger groups with young children to an older couple and everything in between. It was a fun place to spend some time, have great food, and great drink. Definitely recommended and you don't have to even like beer to enjoy this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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new hampshire
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“usually crowded for a good reason”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Something about brewpubs always make me order a burger and fries. Been here a couple of times and both times did just that. Happy with the food and service. Its worth the wait to get a seat here, but we've also just taken our food to go and sat outside. Of course that means that you can't get a beer to go with your burger....

  • Visited April 2013
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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Food, Amazing Staff & Amazing Atmosphere”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had such an incredible time when we visited The Portsmouth Brewery. The waitress we had was AMAZING. She gave us so many tips and suggestions for our stay in Portsmouth and was incredibly helpful. After having too much to eat and drink, we decided we wanted to purchase something from the tourist shop. It had already closed, but they reopened just for me so I could go in and pick something out. Feeling bad that they had reopened, I ended up spending far too much money on random things. I will definitely visit the Brewery when I'm back in Portsmouth.

Visited May 2012
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“Definitely go if you love beer”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I live in Portsmouth and this is by far my favorite place in town. The beer and food are always fantastic and they have the best staff in town.

Visited April 2013
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NH
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food, good beer”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Like the brewery for it's beer selection and its somewhat recently new mixed drink selection. Staff is always friendly and food is usually good.

Visited April 2013
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