I went for lunch on my own and sat at the bar. The bar was made of wood and there were some mini bars seperating the main bar and some of the tables. Funky art on the walls, which is not surprising if you are familiar with Portsmouth and itís art community. Its location is in the heart of Portsmouthís historic (and some say haunted) district. It is easy to get slowed down on the narrow streets but thereís a parking garage nearby. But I donít mid hoofing it about a half a mile from the municipal parking lot where there is free parking. You can buy this cricket bat shaped slotted holder with up to ten 3-oz samplers of the brews on tap for $7.75. The brews change with the season so if you are looking for Kate, the Great...go next November. THe wait staff was well dressed, knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. The menu is typical for a brew pub with inexpensive sandwich choices and a good variety of appetizers. I didnít order a main course. I had the Pulled Pork. Thereís a gift shop in the building where you can pick up growlers or 22 ounce bottles of the brews of the season. Reasonably priced. I got out of there for under $15.00.
In the historic section of town in a historic building, this place exudes 19th century New England industrialization. Food was quite good and the beers as well. Nice change from the modern breed of small warehouse brewpubs.
Visited on Tuesday, 5/17/2016 at around 8:00pm. A decent crowd was there for a Tuesday night. parking might be challenging, since itís downtown and surrounded by lots of other shops and restaurants. Service was so-so, as were the beers. they do offer flights. Didnít try the food, but it looked like standard brewpub fare.
Moderately sized pub, with a relaxed atmosphere in centre of town. Our server was very friendly and helpful with beer choices. Tap list was split 50:50 with own beers and stuff from others (mostly Smuttynose). Bottle list seemed very modest indeed. I only tried their own beer from the tap and most liked the Torn and Frayed IPA here. Didnít eat. Prices seemed OK. A solid choice for when in the area.
Visited around dinner time on a Monday night. Pretty busy, but was able to get a table within 15-20 minutes. They have a large draft list, with about half of them being house beers. They had a good bit of Smuttynose stuff on draft as well. They do offer beer flights, but I opted for full pours here. For food, i had the lamb burger, and was pretty impressed with it. Service was good. Prices were fair. All around, this is a cool place. I would come back again. Of note, there is also a gift shop attached, but i didnít get an opportunity to look around in there.
I guess itís cool to visit the place that was at one point home to one of the most hyped up beers around in the old Kate the Great days.
Itís a nice building right in the middle of downtown Portsmouth/Market Street area. A nice big bar area with some high tops, booths, and regular tables. They also have a downstairs area for boozing it up.
All the beers written on the chalkboard and consisted of Portsmouth and Smuttynose beers. I just tried the Portsmouth stuff. Honestly, they were average brewpub beers, which I had kind of expected from recent-ish reports on the place. There are some "special" bottles in the fridge as well of interesting Smuttynose offerings, for instance. But didnít purchase any.
Sitting at a table, we got pretty lackadaisical service. Pretty much saw our waitress three times--to order, to drop off the drinks, and then when we asked to pay. Oh well, wasnít really planning on staying that long anyway.
A spacious "brewpub/restaurant" in the hip downtown area of Portsmouth. Friendly staff. The eats look good but I didnít partake. 14 taps, 10 or so of which are made in house. This is my first time in New Hampshire and I dig the local vibe.
Stopped in for a bite to eat and some beers. The ambiance is great. Itís an awesome place in what looks like a historic area. I love it! The service was hardly adequate, at best. It took forever to get dressing for my reuben, and the dude took forever (at least ten minutes) to come back for us to order more beer. Speed definitely wasnít what theyíre shooting for, I guess. The beer list was a little lacking, with only 8 house beets on tap, but they did have a couple guests and some Smuttynose as well. The reuben was pretty good, once I got the dressing, and well priced. There wasnít a lot of surprise here, other than the slow service. Worth going to check out once, for sure.
This is a great brewpub for ambiance. Old style, with a nice courtyard for eating and drinking. Service was...not that great. Had to wait a while for Russian dressing for a pastrami sandwich, and had to wait a while to order beer the second time around. Beer selection was good, they had their own and Smuttynose on tap. Decently priced, you go there to eat and enjoy the view.
During our Portsmouth walk I was able to stop in here for a fast Chocolate Stout. The beer brewed by Portsmouth was great. I had fast service here durin gour midafternoon stop. Steady customer traffic. Nice place.
If youíve been in 100 brewpubs, then youíve been in this one a few times. They have the brewery set up kind of behind the bar. They had 10 things on tap with 3-4 guest taps and a couple on cask. The beers were solid and professionally produced but nothing too life altering. Itís a solid enough place though I donít think of it as a destination type location.