Portsmouth Brewery | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth Brewery
Excellent based on 111 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

56 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States 03801 [ print map ]
603 431 1115


Hours: 11:30 AM-12:30 AM seven days

Mayor: johnnnniee (8) | Taps: 10 |

Portsmouth Brewery

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Beer Available At Portsmouth Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Portsmouth Imperial Pumpkin Porter , Portsmouth Bottle Rocket IPA 91, Portsmouth Whipper Snapper 81, Portsmouth Hop Harvest 86, Portsmouth Ginger Pale Ale , Portsmouth Dunkel Gose , Portsmouth Saison Dans La Maison - Fresh Lemon , Portsmouth Saison with Plum, Vanilla, & Cinnamon , Portsmouth Hefeweizen 66, Portsmouth Honey Bear , Portsmouth Little or ílil Stubbins , Portsmouth American Farmhouse , Portsmouth Citra Saison , Portsmouth Le Chat Noir 82, Portsmouth Zwickel Monster , Portsmouth American Pale Ale 42, Portsmouth Belgian Kriek , Portsmouth Amber Dandy , Portsmouth Liger Lager , Portsmouth Vienna Lager
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111 reviews for Portsmouth Brewery
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (2047) Washington, Washington DC | September 17, 2013
Large, old-looking traditional style place. Crowded on a weekend at lunch time, but I squeezed into a barstool and got good service, one very tasty beer after another. Friendly staff and clientele. Very tasty food, so Iíd recommend eating here too. A must-visit. Best to park in the garage just around the corner, follow the signs.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 17, 2008
Nice brewpub in a very pleasant Maine town. Well worth the visit. The ambiance is local. Lots of wood: everything is wood. Big enough to relax but small enough to feel cozy. Friendly service. Excellent selection for a small brewpub: itís nice to get ten beers in your first flight. It was $15 for the ten samplers when we were there, alternatively $1.75 for two of them. No guest taps as far as I know unless you count Smutty.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton  (741) London, England | August 31, 2011
Overall I was not impressed by this brewpub. The ambience was great and the service was fine, but both the beer and the food (the two more important factors, I would say) were lacking. They had on tap about six Portsmouth beers and four from Smuttynose. Nice to see them supporting another local brewery, but almost half the taplines? All the beers were overwhelmingly average or just slightly above. The condition of some seemed a bit off. For food we had mussles, veggies and hummus, and clam chowder. The mussle broth was so salty it almost rendered the dish inedible. The chowder was fine but absolutely nothing special. The hummus was good if slightly bland, and the veggies were not particularly flavorful. Given these facts, the prices (mussles at appx. $15, hummus $7, chowder $4) were definitely not warranted. Iím glad I had the chance to check this place out, but given my experience I wouldnít go out of my way to revisit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (738) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2008
Nice place, wooden and stylish. Wide variety of brews on tap, though I managed to miss all the really special ones. No Kate the Great for me. Grumble. The best brew was the American Mild that I got a bomber of from the gift shop. The food was interesting, but didnít blow my mind. At least they gave it a go. Will return next time Iím driving by.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (653) Denver, Colorado | August 2, 2013
The ambiance of Portsmouth Brewery is like a cool old-school pub. We spent our time downstairs which is basically just a bar with a pool table and a shuffleboard with a few tables and a couch. Very chill environment in the basement. I had a pint of mint and Chinook infused stout on cask. I thought it was very tasty. Itís a solid stop.
theisti  (636) Leawood, Kansas | August 23, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
Cool older building in the center of town. It was buzzing with locals and tourists on a late Tuesday lunch. Service was prompt and friendly. Food menu was pretty standard brew pub, with a focus on mussels - which I had. The mussels were really fresh and well prepared - though really salty, I like that, but others may not. They had 7 of their own beers on, plus 3 Smuttynose beers. Nice place, though with the big souvenir shop it felt a little over the top touristy. I guess this is the heart of Portsmouth, so I canít blame them. Overall, well worth the stop. I made the drive up from Boston and it took about 75 minutes.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | July 15, 2009
Surprising big and active family restaurant with moderately long bar, and a party going on. I was not there 20 minutes when three people started interesting conversations with me. My wife arrived and people were friendly to her. Bartender was like an M.c. and on top of everything. Oh, and outstanding beer being served, with knowledge of it by staff. Brightly lit, and a nice part of town. An East Coast version of the Pizza Port, and that is a complement. Mostly 30-55 crowd. Only quibble: No superstar seasonal on.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (586) Free Union, Virginia | February 12, 2015
Located downtown, there is a large $1 an hour parking garage just behind. Old building with some modern, and nautical, touches. Filled with locals around 1PM on a Thursday. Exceptional customer service from both ladies working the bar. 6 beer flights available for $6, a wide range of styles including some cask options. A guest cider and two from Smuttynose. The quality of the house beers was very good. I did not try the food. There is an attached retail shop with bombers to go, reasonably priced, and other swag. Person working there was very helpful also. I was ashamed to have never tried their beer but glad to have the opportunity to do so. Essential stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 30, 2005| Updated May 20, 2008
Comfortable mix of hip American restaurant and friendly bar. Pretty busy in the evening, the locals know and like the place, and with reason, good for them. Beers are all solid (which is rare, isnít it?) with the IPA being a particularly flavorful and quirky standout. Some Smuttynoses are on tap as well. Great place for a pint of well-crafted brew and good meal.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34  (483) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2015
Super busy spot in downtown Portsmouth. I canít help shaking the feeling this is the dumb down version of Smuttynose, who make so so approachable beers for the masses. Super crowded, even so service was slower than expected. You can do a 6 beer flight, which basically covers having all of their beers. Of the 6, 3 were terrible, 1 was merely drinkable, and 2 were ok. For $6.25 I canít complain, but I canít imagine ever stopping back in.

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