JK (283) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 5, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Located near the old port. They have a selection of British styles. Service didnt seem to know anything about the beer when I asked. It is ok for a few ticks or tkget a bitter oe Irish ale.
mkgrenwel (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | February 21, 2014
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Basically a relic of Portland’s history of English beer culture. Luckily, things have changed significantly in recent years, but places like this remain to remind us what life was once like. Atmosphere is nice and this is a good spot to hang out with friends when bar hopping the Old Port, but not worth visiting for the beer. Their beers are all muddled Ringwood crap.
Leighton (600) London, England | August 27, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great ambiance. Beers are at best average but mostly mediocre. All pretty samey: sweet, not very hoppy. Staff couldn’t give me precise ABVs on the beers. Prices not great but so so. Good, central location. Definitely not a must-visit place.
halfonit (79) Fall River, Massachusetts | August 26, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 12/20
A very nice looking, rustic English-style, brewpub. Unfortunately that’s about where it ends for this place. Located downtown with some outdoor seating in the back. Definitely a tourist trap. Menu prices back that up as well. Food was poor. I’m glad to have come and seen this place while visiting Portland though. If I were to open my own bar then this is the type of place I’d to open. Just would have to change the food and beer around.
NachlamSie (588) Denver, Colorado | August 1, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Gritty’s is a bustling sports bar/pub type place with a decent list of house brews. There wasn’t anything crazy on tap, but a decently solid selection instead. The place was slammed to the gills both upstairs and downstairs on a Saturday evening. It’s a decent place to come grab a local brew and shoot pool or watch the game, but not as beer-intensive as In’Finiti Brewing.
berniecarbo (22) Holliston, Massachusetts | June 19, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I think some reviewers taste with their eyes not their palates. I’m a Gritty fan and it’s a slightly gritty bar with a lot of good beer. We went in when it wasn’t crowded and the bartender was helpful, locals talkative and the beer tasted fine. Ask about the different mugs hanging from the bar.
HeadyDE (59) Delaware | April 2, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from a recent stop last summer..never got around to the review..got a tour of the brewing operation on site and it was small to say the least..wasn’t really impressed with any of the offerings I tried..clearly there are other places far superior in the area..didn’t eat but the food didn’t seem that inventive as well..
rickhall28 (256) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I realize that Gritty’s ain’t what it used to be...but c’mon...these are the guys that started it all in New England. How many people realize this was the first brewpub in New England? More important for me...this is the place I stumbled into quite by accident in 1989 on the way to Sunday River for some skiing. I was actually looking for a Bud (go figure!). When they sad..."sorry no Bud’s...we make our own here"...I remember thinking "this can’t be good" I definitely remember the beers tasting strong to my palate at the time. In case you haven’t picked up on it by now...this was my fist brewpub/microbrewery visit (again quite by accident). Twenty-four years later I still look back on Gritty’s as the place...for me at least...where the passion for craftbrews all started. Yes I’ve been back...and yes it’s no longer as good as places that have followed (especially Novare Res)...but it still deserves a higher rating than it’s getting. Just my opinion anyway...
Theydon_Bois (620) The ’Sham, England | February 16, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Right by the harbour front in Portland.
They only serve their own brews which were pretty average.
Visited at lunchtime and had fish and chips in a basket (crisps of course - but this being on my first visit to the US didn’t realise this !!!). Tasty fish though.
Service to the table was fine.
Ok place, good location but not really worth seeking out.
Lukaduke (60) Portland, Maine | April 15, 2012
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Not a huge fan of their lackluster brews... however Ive always been satisfied with their blackfly stout and would suggest buying it by the 22oz rather than the sixpack... Anyhow the bar is a mob scene on any weekend night and if your into pushing through knuckleheads to enjoy uninspired beers... If you do find yourself headed there try the downstairs bar it usually a little quieter in the early evening hours. The food... standard pub style.