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Portsmouth Brewery

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American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
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Contoocook, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing more disappointing than preparing for a meal out and having poor service, poor food, and a loud atmosphere. It happens occasionally and it happened to us here. We waited forever to get menus and have a waitron come over. Our food was not hot, was flavorless and our server was no where to be seen once she... More 

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Thank TookieGal
Templeton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first day we were there Gary was bartending. Great guy, knowledgeable about the many options of beer. I had the Stephan Urequell and my husband had Brown Dog by Snuttynose. I ordered the mussel app which is to die for and my husband got the buffalo chicken, excellent. The next day we got to meet Donna and Sara(h). What... More 

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Thank Sharon W
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review, Sharon. I'll send your regards to Donna, Sarah and Gary. Please stop in again! More 

Tilton, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were checking out downtown Portsmouth on a nice spring day and discovered this hopping place.Went inside and glad we did .Nice cold tasty drafts and had a snack of chili nachos that you should try at least once ,yummy.Loved the beer ,food,and excellent service .Can"t wait to return .

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Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Mr. Chips, and thanks for complimenting our nachos. There are lots of highfalutin food options out there (and here at the Brewery, too), but at the end of the day, nothing beats a great plate of nachos and some tasty beers! Please come visit us again! More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited yesterday for UNH Ale Launch Party . It has Amazing choice of Beer, Comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff , Awesome food .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for some chili and a burger & fries. It was pretty packed and lively evening for a.Wednesday. Service was pleasant and efficient.

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Thank Lisellek
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We've always taken pride in our late night service. Years ago we committed to keeping our kitchen open later than other places in town. At the time, we wondered if it was a dumb idea, but after all these years the Brewery has earned a great reputation as the place to go after a movie or... More 

Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always comfortable and filled with a mix crowd. This is a bar and restaueant. They have their own beers as well as a great selection of local beers. The price is average for the area. Located on the main street of town.

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Thank JohnBHere
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Hi John B Thanks for your visit, and thanks for taking the time to submit your review. We truly appreciate both, and look forward to serving you again during your next visit to Portsmouth. More 

San Francisco, California
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264 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the local brews and the salmon sandwiches at this charming brew pub. The sandwich had perfectly cooked fish with fresh herbs and sauce. Absolutely delicious!

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Thank swannygal
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review. We look forward to serving you on your next visit! More 

Milford, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we're in Portsmouth we have to visit the Portsmouth Brewery! Crazy great beer of course, but the atmosphere and the food are great too! Awesome space in the heart of downtown Portsmouth... my wife has to drag me out every time we go! Great beer flight choices - Old Brown Dog is the BEST!

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Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review, Jenn. We look forward to serving you again! More 

South Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by to try their beer and appetizers before going out to dinner, although we could have had dinner there as well. Funky place, as are most breweries these days, big bar and plenty of seating. We each had a couple of beers we both enjoyed, had a meat and cheese platter for an appetizer which was ok, not... More 

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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and service was good. This is a family friendly restaurant with babies in high chairs. That contrasted with our adults only lunch so that is the reason for four out of five stars. The pastrami sandwich with the pasta salad side was very tasty.

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Thank Lime G
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Lime G, Thanks for your visit and your thoughtful review. Our slogan has always been "We Serve All Types." Even babies! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:30
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?