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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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“mussels” (99 reviews)
“nachos” (44 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday and had about about a 20 minute wait. They use a text alert system so there's plenty of shops to keep you occupied while you wait for your table. The place is quite big with a downstairs, and...More

Thank pdxballard
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always appreciate a brewery that can make good beer and provide good food and the Portsmouth Brewery achieves this. They are always changing their daily specials menu and have a solid menu with vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options. As for beer, they also have...More

Thank PNWmtns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in during happy hour for a few drinks. The waitress was very good and knowledgeable about the beer list. All their beers were $4 during happy hour and it was half off their snack menu. We opted for their traditional mussels (which were...More

Thank amabetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly staff we were there on Halloween and was wait d on by “ Jon Snow” he was a super nice guy and served us. We had a pumpkin stout and and IPA that was really good! It’s a fun place to hang out....More

Thank Rmondelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Portsmouth Brewery recently while on vacation in area. We had lunch at restaurant. Busy place on Friday. Menu focuses on appetizers, soups, salads, burgers and few entrees. I had fish and chips. It was average. My wife had their...More

Thank u2fan56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate fish n chips and the fish stew with monkfish, mussels, prawns , chorizo and couscous. Tasty food great wine, nicely buzzing. Place. Staff were friendly kind and helpful. What more do you need - and reasonably priced. Winner all round !

Thank ChrisTraill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Portsmouth Brewery with our business group and everyone loved it. I expected the beer's to outstanding, and they were...but the food was exceptional. The Mussels w/tomato broth were amazing. The lobster salad sandwich was also a big hit along with...More

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal, the staff were friendly and the child's portions fed 2!!! There was great vegetarian options and local beers. Beer, wine and 4 mains $60! Child friendly, would go again!

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have given them 5 stars but I had to knock a star off after my disappointment with the nachos. Don't bother with them unless you have a craving for chips. However, earlier in the day we had gotten the fried eggplant sandwich and...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here several times over the years. Great food and great service for lunch or dinner. Beware that there maybe a waiting line to get in at peak hours.

Thank Tony M
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Questions & Answers
24 September 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
There's no outdoor seating so I would say no to the dog
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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