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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
$$ - $$$
56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3750
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

6-8 local beers on tap for the adults, the same number of options on the kids menu. Black Bean & Quinoa burger & Mediterranean Pasta were delicious. 12 yo loved the pizza but it was the same French bread as the garlic bread. Desserts sounded...More

Thank jcmccain17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I got the special of the day. It was great!! They have a good kid's menu. Nice atmosphere. My waitress was okay. The beer was great. We did not get any soup or salad, so I can't judge that. The mussels were delicious. The fries...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Live music! Great atmosphere and unique drinks. Service was superb. Average price for the area. No lines no waiting.

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went there for dinner on a recent trip. The food was okay, not great. In fairness, I did not have any drinks, so I did not sample the beer.

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was passing through Portsmouth with wife and4 year old after long day in the car, parked and found this place, awesome looking brewery, sat outside since it was gorgeous out, what a cute little patio. My son who's is ultra picky loved it had big...More

Thank Chef198021
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beer on tap rotates depending what they are brewing which is good for some and bad for those that like a certain beer. The food is good but the menu can get a little stall. Overall a great comfort food place!

Thank hilaryh638
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch- really enjoyed my falafel plate, yum! My lunch dates had the fish & chips and eggplant sandwich, both were excellent! Also really enjoyed my beer, a pilsner, we will definitely return!!

Thank Rachel D
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local brews and solid selection of name brands on tap and in bottles. Food is very good, very nice waitstaff. Lots of fun energy at nighttime with a friendly mixed crowd.

Thank NorgeNH
Peter E, Owner at Portsmouth Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your visit and for leaving such a kind review. We're pleased you had a great time and appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place off Market Square in Portsmouth. In area of lots of dining places, this was a nice spot. A great selection of beers as well, I recommend the beer flight.

Thank carvermark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was fine with us on a busy Saturday night. Brief wait of less than five minutes. Prompt attentive service, team style. Food was well presented and tasty. Calimari appetizer was heavy on the bread coating, but other than that no problems. Very, very noisy...More

Thank Jay F
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Questions & Answers
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
Dawn A
7 May 2015|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can have a flight of samples or just a few you are interested in. Prices vary depending on what you choose & by alcohol content.
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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, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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