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Portsmouth Book and Bar

40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-427-9197
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
“cheese plate” (3 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A worthwhile visit for a coffee beer wine or bite to eat...lighter fare. An interesting collection of new and old books to peruse while having a beverage or bite to eat. Entertainment on occasion that is exceptionally good. A very interesting place to visit...cool concept

Thank wesleyp647
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great idea! Right off Market Square there is a great spot to stop and browse at new and slightly used books of every genre and enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or specialty coffee! They have a small menu with really fresh appetizers, salads,...More

1  Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an eclectic spot that is combo reading room, used bookstore, cafe, bar (beer and wine), with evening music sometimes and a weather dependent outdoor patio to boot!

Thank dlramus
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My daughter and I stopped here for a coffee break. What a wonderful venue! I perused the bookshelves while I sipped a cappuccino. I wish that I lived locally so that I could be a daily patron. I will definitely stop back when I return...More

Thank Lorene B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a wonderful gem of a place! Have a coffee, a beer, read a book or buy one to take. Both new and used books. We found several that we had to have!

1  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This place feels like a refuge. High ceilings, tall windows, several tables, armchairs, sofas. Also an outdoor courtyard. I think the building was formerly a bank. Nice selection of good-quality remaindered and second-hand books, organized well and fun to browse. The bar menu is not...More

1  Thank TheBigSuitcase
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wandered into this spot on a quick pit stop. Pop in. Great beer selection and tasty eats. Loved the cheese board. You won't regret it!

Thank Mgmcevoy
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled by this place on an early Friday evening. Inside are used books you can purchase, a little bar area and tables. Confusing to order....no real table service. We ordered a pot of tea, glass of wine and the cheese plate. I had to take...More

1  Thank Diner1122
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Definitely a great place to visit when you're in Portsmouth. A perfect blend of coffee shop and bookstore. I've only ever been there during the day, but I've heard the nighttime festivities are great as well. I really wish these types of spaces were everywhere,...More

1  Thank srkhart
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Beautiful cards, unique book choices, including used ones, coupled with a nice coffee bar and being dog friendly made our visit to the Book and Bar memorable.

1  Thank Meryl M
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I do not believe so. I have seen folks with their children inside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-9197
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Description
A bookstore/cafe/bar
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