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Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 112
Beer Ratings: 2,980
Beer Avg: 3.82

Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

224 Ratings
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

56 Market St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3705
United States
phone: (603) 431-1115

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The Portsmouth Brewery will typically have 6-7 of their own biers on tap, plus usually 3 from their sister brewery, Smuttynose. They may also have a guest tap on, which has seen Moat Mountain and Sierra Nevada as recent "guests". Growlers cost $4.00 for the glassware, then $10 to $18 for the actual brew, depending on the style. Be advised, they don't usually growler any of their stouts. Also available in the pub are 22oz bottles of Smuttynose Big Beers, plus their "Brewers Cellar" offerings, with items such as Chimay and Ommegang. The adjacent store sells a wide array of high-quality clothing, as well as 22oz "bombers" of Portsmouth bier, ranging in cost from $5 to $10.

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4.58/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

Came here for dinner the night before Kate Day and the day of (of course). My first impression of the place Sunday night was that I couldn't believe how big it is! Tons of seating - I think I heard a little over 300 is capacity. And they were really packing them in too. My buddy and I had to wait a few minutes before getting a table - at 7:00 on a Sunday! I took the wait time to study the place more closely. Lots of cool beer related art work on the walls and just an overall great pub vibe. Just one TV at the bar and no sound coming out of it. There's also a mini-bar area downstairs with a pool table, darts, and some couches.

We got seated about 5 minutes later. I got a couple beers, the Imperial Porter and Bottle Rocket IPA, and was very impressed with both. Dinner was fair (I got a cheeseburger) and the Chocolate Stout cake was pretty good too. Our server seemed just a touch overwhelmed with the number of tables she had, but she was nice (and kind of cute, lol) and all of our food and drinks got to us in a reasonable amount of time. I left pleased with the experience and excited for Kate the following day.

What impressed me the most at Kate Day was the great service and care for customers shown by the Portsmouth staff. While waiting in line, employees brought around fresh baked pretzel bread to keep everyone from going hungry. At one point the manager even brought us some oysters on the half shell! Once inside, our waiter was very nice and helpful, and brought our food and drink surprisingly fast. I tried the bratwurst burger this time and really enjoyed it. The beer was good too. haha. I also tried some of their fruit cobbler and was really impressed by it. In the end, 6 beers, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and desert only came to a total of $60. I was expecting the bill to be much more and was pleasently surprised.

Overall, I was extremely impressed by Portsmouth brewery and wish I did not live 7 hours away. Great service, great house-brewed beer, and a great atmosphere. What more could you want?

03-03-2010 05:02:05 | More by MrDanno96
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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
94 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.