Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 29
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Gas Light has recently stepped up their game on the craft beer side. While the food has always been consistent and in line with the rest of the city, the beer selection is what is beginning to shine. The middle floor (street level) is where I've spent time, and have recently been pleasantly surprised at the selection. A few weeks ago, they had on a dry hopped firkin of Big A IPA (Smuttynose) on the bar, and Smuttynose Noonan and the Life and Limb collaboration on draft. I also hear that they are getting in some more North Coast beers later this month, which is still relatively scarce in New Hampshire. Prices for draft beer are reasonable, and they have a wood fired grill that lends itself well to food pairings. Ask for the bar manager Eric, and he'll take good care of you.
10-20-2011 19:54:20 | More by peterdb
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I went to the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. in February 2010 while I was waiting to get into the Portsmouth Brewery which is next door. The atmosphere is nice-it has more of a restaurant than a bar feel. I think the focus is on the two restaurants here one is more fine dining and one is a pizza place. We were planning on eating here, but decided to go to the Portsmouth Brewery instead due to its more relaxed atmosphere.
I had long trail beer here and the person I was with had a redhook ale. The beer selection was average at best. We had the choice of about 6 beers, most of which were decent (but nothing special) beers.
We didn't try the food so I can't speak about that. It seems like the restaurant part was pretty busy so I'm imagine the food is good.
It was a decent spot to stop while waiting to get into the Portsmouth Brewery, but didn't seem like a place to spend a ton of time at.
11-21-2010 03:42:18 | More by Chincino
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
This was stop number three on our Saturday Portsmouth pub crawl. We put our name in at the Portsmouth Brewery (30 min wait) and snuck in here to check it out and have a beer while we waited since it's right next door. Very high end atmosphere. Dim lighting, exposed brick, wood, but also some playful seafood decorations. Seems like a date place upstairs, and a more laid back joint downstairs. Grabbed some seats upstairs at the bar (no bar downstairs?) and checked out the taps. OK, don't come here if you want to be blown away by beer. This restaurant comes off as a place that wants to have a small but quality selection of beers. They had six: Stella, Rogue Dead Guy, Peak Organic Nut Brown, Long Trail Hefe, and Redhook Blonde and Nitro Porter. I got a Rogue and the wife a Nirto. Served in nice stemmed glasses. Food being served around us looked really good. We had already decided to eat at the brewery, but next time we are in Portsmouth, we both decided it would be worth eating dinner here.
02-24-2009 00:40:37 | More by morebeergood
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. in Portsmouth, NH
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.