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Portsmouth Brewery

56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
+1 603-431-1115
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Pub, Soups, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
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Reviewed yesterday

Snow was pouring down so we took shelter for beer and some great seafood at the Brewery. Great food and nice place to hang out and have a few beers.

Thank EricDano
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a cold January evening the hotel desk clerk recommended the Portsmouth Brewery after my inquiry regarding local microbreweries. Dining alone I chose the bar and the bartender, Tom, was pleasant, informative and prompt. The Tuesday Special was a Stout Brisket braised in their Stout....More

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for a few beers one evening and really enjoyed the wide selection of craft beers, most brewed on the premises. Service was good, fast and friendly. Next day, holed up in our hotel during the blizzard, we saw a Tweet from the...More

Thank Ros S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is good, but it can take a while to get served, and may not be that hot when it arrives. Always a fun menu for food, but tge bet is the reason to go here.

Thank Freedmeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived on a Saturday early evening. We were still sat in the back room, which didn’t have the same ambiance as the main restaurant/bar (would have preferred sitting in the bar). We sat next to a window that...More

Thank Boston_Ma_Traveler_9
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Always a solid choice among many Portsmouth restaurants. Most recent stop was cold afternoon for late lunch. Busy on a Sunday but seated quickly in upper section. As always amazing beer (and cider) menu with house made brews and guest selections. Gyro was best I've...More

Thank TravelGuruNH
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit and your kind words. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I came to Portsmouth hoping to get to at least one brewery and this one was the one I ended up getting to go to. I had a veggie Reuben which I loved (as a vegetarian, I don’t know how a meat eater would feel)...More

Thank Meagan C
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit and your candid review. To answer your question, yes, non-vegetarians (myself included) do enjoy our veggie Reuben. Clearly we need to fix those green beans, however. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Three of us had dinner here this week and our first visit ever. Christian was our server and had a terrific attitude. The menu is diverse, food was delicious and we will definitely be back! Try the pulled pork sandwich and the barbecued chicken. Delish!!!

Thank Neil W
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate a late lunch on Friday. We shared an order of Alehouse mussels. They were the best mussels we’ve ever had. The tomatoes, garlic, butter and oregano in the broth was so flavorful, and the bread that accompanied the huge bowl...More

Thank Barbara and Bri... L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My husband and I arrived in Portsmouth around 2:30 and came here for lunch after checking into our hotel around the corner. The brewery/restaurant was hopping. We had to wait about 10 min for a table. We ordered a beer at the bar. I got...More

Thank beagle33
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Questions & Answers
24 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Peter E | Property representative |
Good afternoon (sorry for the tardy reply). Yes, we do have a small patio, but, alas, we can not allow pets there as it is only accessible from inside the building.
24 September 2017|
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Response from garykB8764LC | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see a patio.
Patricia C
14 June 2015|
Response from Peter E | Property representative |
Good morning, Thanks for your question. The answer is a qualified yes. Like many other older buildings in downtown Portsmouth, ours was not built to meet ADA requirements. Our front entrance is two steps up from the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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
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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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