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 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 Bottle Rocket IPA 92, Portsmouth Vienna Lager , Portsmouth Grand Cru 44, Portsmouth Black Cat Stout 92, Portsmouth Oatmeal Raisin Brown , Portsmouth Dirty Blonde Ale 35, Portsmouth Saison Dans La Maison , Portsmouth Wicked Wheat IPA
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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 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE  (33) North Berwick, Maine | June 9, 2015
Standard pub atmosphere. Good brews. Good food. Wish I lived closer!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie  (352) Kristiansand, Norway | June 9, 2015
We visited on a semi-busy Monday evening and got quick and effective service, and they got us our food in decent time too. Some of the beers are just ordinary, but it needs to be like that so Iím fine, and they also had a couple of wonderful hoppy ones. Casked editions of two of their beers as well, and some Smuttynose brews, to a total of twelve taps. Definitely a place to return to.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby  (100) Kristiansand, Norway | June 9, 2015
A rather large brewpub. The Lamb burger was really good. 8 of their own beers on tap/cask and 3 from smuttynose + a cider. Great food and decent beers. Will definitely visited again if ever in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101  (247) Quebec | April 15, 2015
Visited on Sunday at lunchtime.

Ambiance: Family friendly with a bunch of locals non-beer geeks which was really nice after spending the week-end at Boston for EBF. Clean, not too lound and cosy.

Service: Super friendly service. Good knowledge about the beers they had on taps (even those that were from another brewery). Fairly quick service considering the place was almost full. Like Julien said, a small mistake with our flights but nothing major.

Selection: Decent selection, mostly of their beers and Smuttynose. Nothing was exceptionnal, but most of the beers were quite good. And thereís some new experimentation too, itís not just beers that were good 10 years ago.

Food: Large portions. I had the fried chicken. Nothing too fancy, but good fresh meat and quality ingredients.

Value: Prices for the flights were insanely good ($6 for 6 flights) and the price for the food was good too considering the amount of food you get. I would have gladly took half the food for 2/3 for the price through... but hey in Rome do as the romans.

Overall: Nice place that definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (348) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | March 24, 2015
Visited for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Nice clean well lit interior, cozy, family friendly feel. Our waitress was very kind and knowledgeable about the beers, there was a small mixup in our flights but other than that everything was perfect, we even got seperate checks (!!!) The beers were decent without being phenomenal, the food was very tasty. Value was great on both food and beer (6$ for a 6 beer sampler flight, food for an army under 15$). Pretty easily accessible car, paid parking is around. I would definitely go back if ever in the Portsmouth area again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Drake  (581) 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 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
fiveacestx  (151) Texas | August 25, 2014
Truly one of the better brewpubs that Iíve been to. Parking and traffic can be a bit of a challenge but definitely worth it. Great atmosphere here and it really is about the beer but the food is good too. Try the pastrami on rye.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
JK  (323) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 1, 2014
Visited June 2014 on my honeymoon. This is a big place. The seafood chowder was good, the nachos were disappointing, and the chili was ok. Reasonably large selection of taps but variois pale ales dominated the selection. Service was friendly. Cool ambiance in the main bar and the courtyard patio.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier  (115) Final Resting Place, Vermont | June 7, 2014
Reviewed from notes. When I was stationed in Maine, Iíve spent more than enough times in this awesome place called the Portsmouth Brewery. My family and I have always had great food here with a stellar service to my 4 year old boy. The waiters and waitresses have always catered well to us. The place is always clean and the value, well, it is Portsmouth, no hit on them. Its a business so I understand that. Their beers are always exceptional.

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