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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
11:30 - 00:30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here multiple times, during the day, at night, weekday or weekend...always busy and the reason is that the food, beer, and service are spot on.

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

Thank you for your visit(s) and for spreading the word about the Brewery! Cheers! More 

West Springfield, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried three different beer varieties and all were excellent. We ordered the flat bread pizza (that night's pizza was curried shrimp) and the hummus/baba ganoush plate with veggie strips and pita triangles. Both were delicious and went well with beer. Our server was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is what you would expect for a brewery/pub. No complaints.

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

Thanks for your visit and taking the time to submit a review. Please be sure to stop in again when your travlin' brings you back to Portsmouth. Cheers! More 

Contoocook, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thanks, TookieGal, for this review. Although it was not fun to read, it was useful feedback that will help us do a better job in the future. Based on the experience you described, I'm impressed you found it in your heart to give us two stars! Please don't write us off. I promise we'll do much better the next time. More 

Templeton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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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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 18 April 2017

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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 17 April 2017 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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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 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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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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 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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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 13 April 2017

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!

Thank Jenn H
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
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
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?